Smaller species may go extinct without fossil trace

The fossil record is much more durable than any human record, says researcher.

95-million-year old dinosaur fossils found in Mexico

95-million-year old dinosaur fossils found in Mexico

 Dinosaur fossils aged between 70-95 million years were discovered in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, the media reported on Thursday.

Fossil find sheds light on Tyrannosaurs rex mystery!

Fossil find sheds light on Tyrannosaurs rex mystery!

The new species of dinosaur, discovered by the US and Russia-based scientists working in Uzbekistan, is named Timurlengia.

New fossil fish species with giant mouth discovered

New fossil fish species with giant mouth discovered

These new species have been named R. purgatoirensis and R. uyenoi, respectively.

Last common ancestor of humans and Neanderthals revealed in 3D

Last common ancestor of humans and Neanderthals revealed in 3D

The virtual 3D ancestral skull bears early hallmarks of both species.

Canadian dinosaur closely related to mammals

The fossil, previously known at Bathygnathus borealis, was collected in 1845, and was named Bathygnathus borealis by palaeontologist Joseph Leidy.

Dinosaur fossil with preserved feathers, skin found

Dinosaur fossil with preserved feathers, skin found

Although the preserved feathers are extremely crushed due to sediment compaction, scanning electron microscopy shows a three-dimensional keratin structure to the feathers on the tail and body.

New link in humans, apes evolution found

 Researchers have identified a new species of small ape that existed before the evolutionary split of humans/great apes (hominids) and gibbons (the 'lesser apes' or hylobatids).

Tyrannosaurs were probably cannibals

A 66-million-year-old fossil unearthed in eastern Wyoming provides some of the strongest evidence yet that it did, according to researchers.

Student discovers rare fossil in China

The fossil, found in Yumen in Gansu province, preserved a 3-centimetre section of the ancient insect's wing.

Could early birds fly? 125m-yr-old wing holds clue to ancient mystery

Could early birds fly? 125m-yr-old wing holds clue to ancient mystery

125 million-year-old fossil discovered that reveals whether prehistoric birds could fly or not.

Mammalian reproductive system highly-developed 48 million years ago

The fossil was discovered at the Messel pit near Frankfurt, Germany, and studied by Jens Lorenz Franzen and colleagues from Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt.

100 million-year old insect fossils exhibited in China

An exhibition of a group of rare insect fossils opened on Saturday in China's Sichuan province.

'Cosmic fossils' shed light on galactic evolution

'Cosmic fossils' shed light on galactic evolution

Fossils of galaxies have revealed the formation and evolution of massive galaxies.

`Living fossil`? Not quite as its genome is actively evolving!

A group of scientists has decoded the first lingulid brachiopod genome, from Lingula anatina collected at Amami Island, Japan to find that this so-called 'living fossil' is still evolving.

Rare primate's fossil closer to lemurs than humans

Based on how its teeth erupted, a model has suggested that a rare fossil of an early primate shares more in common with modern lemurs and not with monkeys or humans.

World's oldest fossil sea turtle discovered

World's oldest fossil sea turtle discovered

A fossil sea turtle from Colombia that is at least 120 million years old is the world's oldest, scientists have determined.

Meet monster-like sea scorpion from ancient seas

The fossil of a previously unknown “sea scorpion” - an extinct monster-like predator that swam the seas some 467 million years ago - has been discovered in Iowa in the US.

Intel Developer Conference: Fossil introduces Android Wear products

Watchmaker Fossil has unveiled its Android Wear products at Intel's Developer Conference.

Researchers recover 48-mln-yrs-old `Jesus lizard` fossil in US

 In a discovery, researchers have recovered a 48-million-year-old fossil which may represent the earliest clear member of the Jesus lizard group.