Tagged With Paleontology

The 'Dueling Dinosaurs' fossil shows a T. rex and triceratops in a possible fight. Researchers are now poised to unravel its mysteries.


New analysis of a saber-toothed cat fossil reveals the ancient animals were ruthless, highly skilled hunters


Megalodons may have grown to the size of school buses by eating their shark siblings in the womb, new research suggests



A T. rex named Stan just became the most expensive dinosaur ever sold. The 40-foot-long skeleton went for $31.8 million.


The prehistoric megalodon shark had fins as big as human adults and heads the length of cars, according to new research


Hundreds of ancient mammoth skeletons were found buried under the site of a future airport in Mexico



A new interactive map lets you track where your city or town was located on Earth 750 million years ago


A dinosaur has been diagnosed with cancer for the first time. Here's how the scientists did it.


Explorers in Antarctica found the largest soft-shelled egg ever seen. It may have come from an ancient reptile that preyed on sharks.


Early dinosaurs laid leathery, soft-shelled eggs, new research shows — shattering our understanding of dinosaur evolution


Mysterious fossilized footprints reveal that ancient crocodile ancestors walked on two legs


A rare fossil preserved a squid attack from 200 million years ago — the squid ancestor viciously crushed the head of a prehistoric fish



A new T. rex relative called the 'reaper of death' has been discovered in Canada


The 'Jurassic Park' franchise got many dinosaurs wrong. The venomous Dilophosaurus was actually 20 feet long and poison-free.


Paleontologists are unravelling the mysteries of young T. rexes. Creatures they thought were 2 species turned out to be kids and adults.


A new study reveals how the last woolly mammoths died out 4,000 years ago. That's after the Egyptians had built the pyramids.



The iconic velociraptor scene in 'Jurassic Park' would have been different — and unscientific — if Spielberg had gotten his way, the film's science advisor says


The T. Rex had the strongest bite of any land animal ever — and new research shows the dinosaur really could crush a car


More than 40,000 years ago, giant kangaroos roamed Australia. Their jaws were surprisingly similar to those of pandas, a new study found.


For the first time, a timeline reveals what happened in the minutes and hours after the asteroid crash that killed the dinosaurs