A mastodon said to be pulverized by Ice Age humans was probably busted up by roadwork
A fossil skeleton found in California leads to the discovery of a new mastodon species.
A huge T. rex was crowned as king of the tyrants. But the bones may tell a different tale
A fossil snout connects flying reptiles from the Iberian Peninsula and China
Counter to expectations, an apparent drop in dinosaur diversity at the end of the Cretaceous indicates there are many species yet to be found
A bitten bone shows how a young tyrannosaur fed
Bones uncovered in Arizona help fill a gap in the great amphibian backstory
The partial skull and additional bones represent a dinosaur species never found before
A rare amber inclusion underscores the importance of carnivores to the fossil record
Bajadasaurus had a neck covered in long spikes. The question is "Why?"
A partial skeleton significantly updates the history of a major, extinct bird family
Small eyes and decorative plates make this Triassic creature stand out
A beautiful skull of Prestosuchus updates what paleontologists thought they knew about this Triassic reptile
Gut contents reveal what the early whale Basilosaurus ate.
The skeleton of a new carnivorous dinosaur bears damage caused by seagoing invertebrates
Paleontologists are still puzzling over why dinosaurs succeeded while crocodile cousins faded away
A fossil tooth hints at a startling interaction between an ancient shark and a flying reptile.\
Sabercat skulls hint at the different ways these carnivores tackled their prey
A unique anatomical setup helped some herbivorous dinosaurs crunch through their Cretaceous world
Fossils from Alabama revise the reconstruction of an ancient sea turtle