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Fossil discoveries

127 million-year-old fossil of smallest known prehistoric baby bird discovered

The fossil is made up of a nearly complete skeleton and would have weighed just three ounces when it was alive.

Mar 06, 2018, 11:55 AM IST

Rare 200 million-year-old fossil discovered

The new discovery, published in the journal Geological Journal, is from a time known as the Triassic-Jurassic boundary, right after a worldwide mass extinction. 

Feb 02, 2018, 18:38 PM IST

Fossils of 'iridescent' dinosaurs with rainbow feathers discovered

Aside from making Jurassic ecosystems of 161 million years ago more colourful, the dinosaur is interesting because it has features that are both ancient and modern.

Jan 16, 2018, 17:23 PM IST

Scientists unearth remains of oldest creature ever found in the Antarctic

The 150 million-year-old giant prehistoric sea reptile is believed to be the first of its species located in Antarctica and the oldest creature ever found on the continent.

Dec 25, 2017, 15:12 PM IST

Largest Ichthyosaurus was pregnant at time of death

The new specimen was originally discovered on the Somerset coast, during the mid-1990s, and is from the Early Jurassic, roughly 200 million years old. 

Aug 29, 2017, 20:41 PM IST

New species of gigantic, long necked dinosaurs found

Shingopana roamed the Cretaceous landscape alongside Rukwatitan bisepultus, another titanosaur identified in 2014, researchers said.

Aug 26, 2017, 15:25 PM IST

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

200-million-year-old giant dragonfly fossil found

Dragonfly fossils are hard to preserve, but the newly discovered fossil is comparatively well-preserved, researchers said.

Jun 19, 2017, 19:16 PM IST

3.3-million-year-old fossil unravels origins of human spine

Selam, which means "peace" in the Ethiopian Amharic language, was an early human relative from the species Australopithecus afarensis -- the same species as the famous Lucy skeleton. 

May 24, 2017, 00:22 AM IST

Supremely well-preserved new dinosaur fossil found in Alberta gives the impression of a statue!

The remnants of skin which are fossilized, cover the armor plates on the dinosaur’s remains, which are petrified from the head to the hips.

May 13, 2017, 23:52 PM IST

Oldest orchid fossil dating back 45-55 million-years-old discovered!

The orchid family has some 28,000 species – more than double the number of bird species and quadruple the mammal species.

May 07, 2017, 19:18 PM IST