Posts Tagged ‘fossil’

New species of ‘missing link’ between dinosaurs and birds identified

Known as the ‘Icon of Evolution’ and ‘the missing link’ between dinosaurs and birds, Archaeopteryx has become one of the most famous fossil discoveries in Palaeontology. Now, as part of an international team of scientists, researchers at The University of Manchester have identified a new species of Archaeopteryx that is closer to modern birds in […]

WFS News: Oldest skeleton of a fossil flying squirrel

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev The oldest flying squirrel fossil ever found has unearthed new insight on the origin and evolution of these airborne animals. Writing in the open-access journal eLife, researchers from the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP) in Barcelona, Spain, described the 11.6-million-year-old fossil, which was discovered in Can Mata […]

WFS News: Fossil of Oldest Flowering Tree in North America Discovered

@WFS,World Fossil Society, Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev During the late Cretaceous period, northeastern Utah was home to pterosaurs, duck-billed dinosaurs and fearsome therizinosaurs with claws that would put Edward Scissorhands to shame. Now, add to that list giant flowering trees. A fossil log found in the Mancos Shale of Utah reveals that huge angiosperms were part […]

Curious armoured dinosaur fossil discovered in Utah!!!!

Fossils of a new genus and species of an ankylosaurid dinosaur — Akainacephalus johnsoni — have been unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, USA, and are revealing new details about the diversity and evolution of this group of armored dinosaurs. The research indicates that the defining features of Akainacephalus — the spiky bony armor covering the skull and snout — align more closely with Asian ankylosaurids than other North American Late Cretaceous ankylosaurid dinosaurs.

WFS News: New species of sponge-like fossil from the Cambrian Period

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Scientists have discovered the fossil of an unusual large-bodied sponge-like sea-creature from half a billion years ago. The creature belongs to an obscure and mysterious group of animals known as the chancelloriids, and scientists are unclear about where they fit in the tree of life.They represent a lineage […]

WFS News: Enamel Ultrastructure in Fossil Cetaceans

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Enamel Ultrastructure in Fossil Cetaceans (Cetacea: Archaeoceti and Odontoceti) Citation: Loch C, Kieser JA, Fordyce RE (2015) Enamel Ultrastructure in Fossil Cetaceans (Cetacea: Archaeoceti and Odontoceti). PLoS ONE 10(1): e0116557. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0116557 Academic Editor: Matthew C. Mihlbachler, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, UNITED STATES Abstract The transition from terrestrial ancestry to […]

WFS News: Baby tyrannosaur fossil unearthed in Montana

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev For now, there are just a few things researchers and students at the University of Kansas want people to dig about the new dinosaur they recently excavated in Montana’s Hell Creek Formation. First off, it’s a “fabulous” complete section of the upper jaw with all of its teeth […]

WFS News: Caihong juji ,Fossil of a “Rainbow dinosaur “

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Scientists in China have made a colourful discovery – a bird-like dinosaur with rainbow-coloured feathers. The fossilised remains were found in the north-east of China and it’s believed to have lived 161 million years ago during the Jurassic Period.It’s been called Caihong juji, which is the mandarin word […]

WFS News: Rhaeticosaurus mertensi fossil gives clues to life in ancient oceans

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Source: Article By Helen Briggs ,BBC News A new fossil is shedding light on the murky past of the sea reptiles that swam at the time of the dinosaurs. With tiny heads on long necks and four pointed flippers, plesiosaurs have been likened to Scotland’s mythical Loch Ness […]

WFS News: Enormous Extinct Sea Cow Fossil Found on Russian Island

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev When Maria Shitova saw what looked like white poles jutting out of the sand at a beach in Russia, she thought they were part of a manmade fence. But instead of digging up city planning, her research team exhumed the nearly complete skeleton of a gargantuan sea cow […]