Remains of huge fossilized flying reptile displayed in Rio
Mar 20, 2013
The fossilized remains of a huge prehistoric flying reptile was unveiled Wednesday at the Rio de Janeiro National Museum where an international congress on the extinct species is to be held in May.
New kind of extinct flying reptile discovered by scientists
Feb 04, 2013
A new kind of pterosaur, a flying reptile from the time of the dinosaurs, has been identified by scientists from the Transylvanian Museum Society in Romania, the University of Southampton in the UK and the Museau Nacional ...
Were dinosaurs undergoing long-term decline before mass extinction?
May 01, 2012
Despite years of intensive research about the extinction of non-avian dinosaurs about 65.5 million years ago, a fundamental question remains: were dinosaurs already undergoing a long-term decline before an asteroid hit at ...
Sunken islands could cause tectonic shift in Gondwana story
Nov 16, 2011
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the remote waters of the Indian Ocean, west of Perth, scientists have just discovered two sunken islands, almost the size of Tasmania, which were once part of the supercontinent Gondwana.
Cretaceous octopus with ink and suckers -- the world's least likely fossils?
Mar 17, 2009
New finds of 95 million year old fossils reveal much earlier origins of modern octopuses. These are among the rarest and unlikeliest of fossils. The chances of an octopus corpse surviving long enough to be fossilized are ...