prehistoric animals

The earliest marine turtles are thought to have shown up during the Jurassic period and survived the global extinction because
See all Talk Nerdy to Me posts. Scientists call them entelodonts but they’re known as terminators, and for good reason. These
You may think bunnies, piglets, and even furry squirrels are cute and cuddly -- but it turns out that their prehistoric ancestors and relatives were quite the opposite. In fact, these ancient mammals were extreme for their size, their ferocity, and even their locomotion. HuffPost Science's Jacqueline Howard reports.
Ever wish you could jump in a time machine and travel back to the age of dinosaurs? What were terrifying prehistoric beasts
A new genus and species of extinct saber-toothed cat has been found in Polk County, Fla., scientists say. The researchers
By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/27/2013 05:05 PM EST on LiveScience Crocodile-like beasts may have
It's a mystery that has puzzled paleontologists for a century, but scientists are now gaining a better understanding of a bizarre prehistoric fish called Helicoprion. Researchers at Idaho State University led by Dr. Leif Tapanila published new findings concerning the appearance and evolutionary history of the long-extinct 25-foot predator in Biology Letters on Feb. 27.
“The main thing it has in common with sharks is the structure of its teeth, everything else is Holocephalan (like a ratfish
C. granulatawas about 0.6 inches (15 millimeters) long and showed distinctive features to suggest it was a spider crab, including
A comparison of the new fossil from the extinct walrus (A) and the fossil used to first describe the species in the 1980s
Analysis of both older fossils and more recent ones did not reveal any evidence that patterns of wear changed over time, and
"The fossils are very rare and so no museum would ever allow anyone to cut them up to study structure," Donoghue said. "We
"The skull and tooth morphology show that they all ate different prey, and fed in different ways," said Dr. Lorna Steel, a
On Sunday, Heritage president Gregory Rohan pointed out that putting a specimen with questionable ownership in a major auction
"This is an interesting period for Crete — back then, it might have been made of small islands, smaller than today," Herridge
Follow ScienceNOW on Facebook and Twitter But the case-by-case tactic has not yet carried the day for either side. So zoologists
"That's at the high end of modern coyotes today, and begins to come near the mass of living gray wolves," Meachen said. Modern