Posts Tagged ‘fossil’

WFS News:Fossil discovery in Tanzania reveals ancient bobcat-sized carnivore

@ WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Paleontologists working in Tanzania have identified a new species of hyaenodont, a type of extinct meat-eating mammal. The study is published today, National Fossil Day, in the journal PLOS ONE and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). After the extinction of the non-avian dinosaurs 66 million […]

WFS News:Fossil points to early rise of ancient crocodiles

@ WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev The discovery reveals that an extinct group of aquatic reptiles evolved millions of years earlier than was previously thought, researchers say.The new species was a 10-foot-long animal that lived in the warm, shallow seas that covered much of what is now Europe.Powerful jaws and big, serrated teeth […]

WFS News: Helicopter lifts chasmosaur fossil with ‘frill’ in Alberta

@ WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Two years after paleontologist Jordan Mallon of the Canadian Museum of Nature and his team discovered the skull of a chasmosaur while going through a dinosaur bonebed in Alberta, he finally got to see a helicopter lift it into the air. “There’s no roads down to the […]

WFS News: Construction crew finds rare triceratops fossil

@WFS,Wold Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Construction crews working on Thornton’s new Public Safety Facility uncovered a rare dinosaur fossil. Crews working at the site at 132nd Avenue and Quebec Street made uncovered what appeared to be a triceratops skull and skeleton on Friday. Scientists from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science went to the […]

WFS News:Teleosaster creasyi,Fossil of a new species of starfish

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev A new species of ancient starfish-like sea creature has been discovered in a remote town nearly 200 kilometres from the ocean by University of Western Australia, Curtin University and University of Cambridge researchers. Brittle stars, or ophiuroids, are closely related to starfish.More than 2,000 species are found in […]

WFS News: Boy trips, falls and discovers million-year-old Ice Age fossil

@ WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev,Fossil Researchers have their hands on a rare fossil from the Pleistocene era thanks to a 10-year-old’s clumsiness.Jude Sparks said he literally fell on the 1.2-million-year-old skull of a stegomastodon — a massive prehistoric creature with tusks like an elephant — while on a hike with his parents […]

WFS News: fossil Eusaurosphargis dalsassoi reveals lifestyle of ancient armor-plated reptile

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev An exceptionally-preserved fossil from the Alps in eastern Switzerland has revealed the best look so far at an armoured reptile from the Middle Triassic named Eusaurosphargis dalsassoi. The fossil is extremely rare in that it contains the animal’s complete skeleton, giving an Anglo-Swiss research team a very clear […]

Tiny fossils reveal backstory of the most mysterious amphibian alive

The fossils of an extinct species from the Triassic Period are the long-missing link that connects Kermit the Frog’s amphibian brethren to wormlike creatures with a backbone and two rows of sharp teeth, new research shows. Named Chinlestegophis jenkinsi, the newfound fossil is the oldest relative of the most mysterious group of amphibians: caecilians. Today, these limbless, colorful serpentine carnivores live underground and range in size from 6 inches to 5 feet.

Fossil holds new insights into how fish evolved onto land

The fossil of an early snake-like animal — called Lethiscus stocki — has kept its evolutionary secrets for the last 340-million years. Now, an international team of researchers has revealed new insights into the ancient Scottish fossil that dramatically challenge our understanding of the early evolution of tetrapods, or four-limbed animals with backbones.

World’s ‘first named dinosaur’ reveals new teeth with scanning tech!

Pioneering technology has shed fresh light on the world’s first scientifically-described dinosaur fossil — over 200 years after it was first discovered — thanks to research.