All Paleobiology


Megalodon babies were born larger than a man

Added: 18 Jan 2021

While 'The Meg' exaggerated its movie magic megalodon, researchers have shown  a baby megatooth sha…

Dire wolves evolved in isolation from gray wolves

Added: 15 Jan 2021

Reality is more interesting than myth, and all Game of Throne fans who fell in love with Lady, Grey…

A tale of tusks... or a 'herd of treasure'?

Added: 21 Dec 2020

Not all shipwrecked treasure is gold and silver. One might think of a sunken herd, rather than a su…

Beware the prehistoric beast of Bristol; Thecodontosaurus' brain modelled

Added: 15 Dec 2020

The beautifully preserved braincase of Bristol's dog-sized dinausaur, Thecodontosaurus, was used to…

Compliant UN3373 Dangerous Goods Regulations sample packaging for COVID-19

Added: 3 Dec 2020

All COVID-19 test samples fall under the UN3373 Dangerous Goods Regulations because they may contai…

New fossil ape discovered in India

Added: 9 Sep 2020

A 13-million-year-old fossil unearthed in northern India comes from a newly discovered ape, the ear…

Advantage flat angel shark

Added: 7 Aug 2020

The general picture of a shark is that of a fast and large ocean predator. Some species, however, q…

Dinosaurs may have evolved from a ‘tiny bug slayer’

Added: 10 Jul 2020

New study suggests a miniaturised origin for some of the largest animals ever to live on Earth. Din…

Extinct Oligocene dolphins were apex predators

Added: 9 Jul 2020

A report in the journal Current Biology, offers a detailed description of the first nearly complete…

Human rights in biomedicine: action plan 2020-2025

Added: 25 Jun 2020

On 24 June 2020, in Strasbourg, the Bioethics Committee launched its new action plan on human right…

Game Theory: Bone Wars

Added: 23 Sep 2019

Games have never been more popular and in their column Dr Louise Robinson and Dr Ian Turner, take u…

Oldest stegosaur found in Morocco

Added: 21 Aug 2019

Remains of the oldest stegosaur, dating to the Middle Jurassic period, have been found in Morocco.

Croc teeth suggest plant diet

Added: 2 Jul 2019

Differences in fossilised crocodile teeth suggest multiple ancient forms of crocodile were herbivor…

'Cthulhu' fossil suggests monstrous sea cucumber precursor

Evoluted New Media | Added: 11 Apr 2019

A newly discovered fossil has given insights into a monstrous relative of the sea cucumber.!--more-…

Fossil bonanza fills important knowledge gap

Evoluted New Media | Added: 18 Jan 2018

A team of researchers have uncovered a rich diversity of microscopic animal fossils from over half …

New research shines light on hominoid precursor

Evoluted New Media | Added: 11 Dec 2017

Research suggests that the last common ancestor of humans and apes was smaller than previously thou…

New species of early snake discovered

Evoluted New Media | Added: 8 Jun 2017

Palaeontologists have discovered a new species of ancient snake that lived 5 million years ago.

Discovery prompts evolutionary history rethink

Evoluted New Media | Added: 27 Mar 2017

The discovery of fossilised algae suggests that advanced multicellular life evolved much earlier th…

Tully monster debate reignited

Evoluted New Media | Added: 8 Mar 2017

A group of paleobiologists are refuting claims made last year about the classification of the ‘Tull…

Fossil discovery prompts rethink of penguin evolution

Evoluted New Media | Added: 7 Mar 2017

The discovery of the fossil of a penguin shows the species was around during the age of the dinosau…