Jurassic Period

190 million-year-old 'sea monster' identified

The fossilised bones of the long-necked marine reptile, named Arminisaurus schuberti, were excavated in the early 1980s in Germany.

Sep 18, 2017, 16:16 PM IST
Scientists discover fossils of 160 million-year-old winged mammals of the Jurassic era!

Scientists discover fossils of 160 million-year-old winged mammals of the Jurassic era!

 Two fossils discovered in China show that the volant, or flying, way of life evolved among mammalian ancestors 100 million years earlier than the first modern mammal fliers.

Aug 10, 2017, 17:55 PM IST
New bird-like species of dinosaur identified

New bird-like species of dinosaur identified

The researchers also found hundreds of isolated teeth, previously attributed to Troodon. 

Jul 17, 2017, 22:52 PM IST
Scientists discover 70 million-year-old dinosaur egg fossils in China!

Scientists discover 70 million-year-old dinosaur egg fossils in China!

There have been similar finds in the Foshan region, which has gained a reputation in the scientific community for revealing valuable information from the Cretaceous period.

Apr 24, 2017, 19:25 PM IST
`Modern birds` result of Earth's geography

`Modern birds` result of Earth's geography

The power of flight gives birds the edge over most other creatures. Evolution of birds is thought to have begun in the Jurassic Period, and now scientists believe that the Avian evolution is greatly shaped by the history of our planet's geography and climate.

Dec 13, 2015, 16:28 PM IST
Volcanoes sparked `Jurassic ice age`

Volcanoes sparked `Jurassic ice age`

The scientists found that the cooling coincided with a large-scale volcanic event, called the North Sea Dome.

Dec 12, 2015, 09:03 AM IST

Scientists find new species of horned dinosaur

Researchers have discovered a new species of plant-eating horned dinosaur in China, suggesting the Jurassic period might have had more species diversity than previously thought.

Dec 10, 2015, 19:21 PM IST

Pre-Jurassic era fossil of marine reptile found

 A pre-Jurassic era fossil of a carnivorous marine reptile has been found on a beach in south Wales.

Dec 21, 2014, 13:29 PM IST

New fossils suggest dinosaurs may have survived beyond Jurassic period

Argentine palaeontologists who have discovered new fossils suggest that dinosaurs may have survived beyond the Jurassic period.

May 17, 2014, 12:57 PM IST

Jurassic period had five times more CO2 than today

Around 250 million years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth, the earth had five times more carbon dioxide (CO2) than today, research shows.

Mar 25, 2014, 21:53 PM IST

Chinese super-rat roamed Earth 160 million years ago

A fossil of the oldest known ancestor of modern rats -- an agile creature that could climb, burrow and eat just about anything -- has been unearthed in China, scientists said yesterday.

Aug 16, 2013, 09:52 AM IST

New species of marine reptile found in Iraq

Ichthyosaurs are marine reptiles known from hundreds of fossils from the time of the dinosaurs.

May 15, 2013, 16:58 PM IST

Jurassic baby dinosaur discovered in China

Scientists have discovered the fossilised skeleton of a baby dinosaur representing a new meat-eating species that roamed 161 million years ago during the late Jurassic Period.

May 05, 2013, 14:32 PM IST

190mn yrs old dinosaur eggs offer insights into infancy and growth

The eggs, found in 1976 in South Africa, date from the early part of the Jurassic Period.

Nov 14, 2010, 12:56 PM IST