Posts Tagged ‘fossil’

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 […]

WFS News: Bryozoans: Fossil fills missing evolutionary link

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Lurking in oceans, rivers and lakes around the world are tiny, ancient animals known to few people. Bryozoans, tiny marine creatures that live in colonies, are “living fossils” — their lineage goes back to the time when multi-celled life was a newfangled concept. But until now, scientists were […]

WFS News: Ichthyosaur fossil discovered for first time in India

@ WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Scientists in India have discovered a 152 million-year-old fossil of an ichthyosaur – an extinct marine reptile – in the western state of Gujarat. This is the first time an ichthyosaur fossil has been discovered in India.The fossil was found inside rocks from the Mesozoic Era, which […]

WFS News: New tyrannosaur fossil is most complete found in Southwestern US

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev A remarkable new fossilized skeleton of a tyrannosaur discovered in the Bureau of Land Management’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) in southern Utah was airlifted by helicopter Sunday, Oct 15, from a remote field site, and delivered to the Natural History Museum of Utah where it will be […]