Posts Tagged ‘new species’

Shingopana songwensis: A new species of titanosaurian dinosaur

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Paleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur. The research is reported in a paper published this week in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology and is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The new species is a member of the gigantic, long-necked sauropods. Its fossil remains […]

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: New species of bus-sized fossil marine reptile unearthed in Russia

Key: WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev A new species of a fossil pliosaur (large predatory marine reptile from the ‘age of dinosaur’) has been found in Russia and profoundly change how we understand the evolution of the group, says an international team of scientists. Spanning more than 135 Ma during the ‘Age of […]

WFS News: New species of prehistoric palm discovered in Canada

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev @WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev   A researcher identified a new species of small palm that once grew in Canada after examining a fossil that had been part of an Alberta museum collection for decades. Palms are typically associated with warm, tropical climates. However, this newly […]

WFS News: Tingmiatornis arctica,a new species of prehistoric bird

A team of geologists at the University of Rochester has discovered a new species of bird in the Canadian Arctic. At approximately 90 million years old, the bird fossils are among the oldest avian records found in the northernmost latitude, and offer further evidence of an intense warming event during the late Cretaceous period. “The […]

WFS News: New species of Jurassic reptile (Ichthyosaur)

A new species of British ichthyosaur has been identified using skeletal remains which have been on display at the University of Bristol’s School of Earth Sciences for many years. Ichthyosaurs lived during the age of the dinosaurs but were ocean dwelling reptiles that resembled dolphins or sharks.They were fierce predators, some growing up to 15 […]

Hualianceratops wucaiwanensis: New Species of Ceratopsian Dinosaur Discovered in China

An international team of paleontologists has discovered a new species of hornless ceratopsian dinosaur, called Hualianceratops wucaiwanensis, in China. This new dinosaur was a distant cousin of the famed ceratopsian dinosaur Triceratops and lived early in the Late Jurassic period, roughly 160 million years ago. According to a study published this week in the journal […]

Mass extinction led to many new species of bony fish

With over 30,000 species worldwide, the ray fins are currently the largest group of fish. These bony fish were not always as numerous, however. Losses of other fish species, such as cartilaginous fish, helped them to spread successfully. As paleontologists from the University of Zurich together with international researchers reveal, a series of serious extinction […]

Saurichthys rieppeli, a new species of bony fish from the Middle Triassic

Working with an international team, paleontologists at the University of Zurich have discovered two new species of Saurichthys. The ~242 million year old predatory fishes were found in the fossil Lagerstätte Monte San Giorgio, in Ticino. They are distinct from previously known Saurichthys species in the shape of the head and body, suggesting different habitats […]