All Paleobiology

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…

80 million year old collagen successfully recovered

Evoluted New Media | Added: 26 Jan 2017

Researchers in the US have successfully isolated additional collagen from dinosaur fossils 80 milli…

New dinosaur tribes named

Evoluted New Media | Added: 4 Jan 2017

Scientists have named two new clades, or tribes, of horned dinosaurs based on fossils collected in …

Earlier existence of diaphragm confirmed

Evoluted New Media | Added: 1 Dec 2016

Researchers have discovered evidence of diaphragms in mammal-like reptiles that lived 250-300 milli…

New prehistoric sea lizard discovered

Evoluted New Media | Added: 17 Nov 2016

Researchers in Chile have discovered a new species of giant sea lizard that existed near the end of…

Scientists find Earth’s common ancestor

Evoluted New Media | Added: 4 Aug 2016

A team of researchers in Germany believe that they may have found the common ancestor linked to all…

Cause of Megalodons’ extinction revealed

Evoluted New Media | Added: 11 Apr 2016

Scientists from Zurich University have proposed the largest shark that ever lived became extinct du…

Complete fossilised nervous system discovered

Evoluted New Media | Added: 28 Mar 2016

A fossil more than 500m years old with a well preserved central nervous system has been found by sc…

Ancient bees collected pollen in two ways

Evoluted New Media | Added: 14 Dec 2015

The ancestors of honeybees that lived 50 million years ago collected pollen in two ways.

Life hits 4.1 billion years

Evoluted New Media | Added: 3 Dec 2015

New evidence suggests that life on Earth began 300 million years earlier than previously thought.

Double stretch for giraffe’s neck

Evoluted New Media | Added: 5 Nov 2015

Scientists have discovered that the long neck of modern-day giraffes evolved in two stages.

X-rays unravel fossil secrets

Evoluted New Media | Added: 20 Oct 2015

By using an X-ray imaging technique, palaeontologists have discovered borings made by shell inverte…

New human-like species found

Evoluted New Media | Added: 11 Sep 2015

Anthropologists have discovered a new human-like species – Homo naledi – in the Rising Cave system …

Britain’s oldest sauropod dinosaur found

Evoluted New Media | Added: 16 Jun 2015

Palaeontologists have discovered Britain’s oldest sauropod dinosaur fossil on the coast of North Yo…

The oldest unevolved organism

Evoluted New Media | Added: 20 Apr 2015

Scientists have discovered a deep-sea microorganism that shows no evidence of evolution in the last…

AMS shows modern humans and Neanderthals overlapped

Evoluted New Media | Added: 11 Dec 2014

Strong evidence that Neanderthals overlapped with modern humans for up to 5,400 years has been reve…