A head built for meat-eating.
- A new analysis of fossils from the 1950s reveals an awesome predator.
- Pre-dating the dinosaurs, the erythrosuchids were voracious "hypercarnivores."
- Think terrifying crocodiles on steroids.
A tiny, perfectly preserved 3D fossil from Argentina tells us more about an early snake.
- It turns out legs, and least back legs, were no passing fancy for some serpents.
- Hind legs were found on Najash snakes, a bridge species between lizards and snakes.
- A new study provides several new insights into Najash rionegrina.
An unexpectedly revealing find in Mongolia solves a longstanding riddle.
- Normal geological evidence isn't precise enough to confirm paleontologists' suspicions.
- The new fossils find is covered by a fine veneer of red sand deposited in a single season.
- Scientists can infer whose eggs they were.
It's strange to think that something that died 76m years ago plays a role in modern ecosystems, but life is opportunistic.
Intense lightning could have burned us out of the trees.
- A new paper proposes that a couple of supernovae led to the loss of our tree habit, forcing us down to the savannah.
- The telltale clues are iron-60 isotopes and lots of unexplained charcoal and soot in the geologic record.
- The theory is an intriguing combination of astronomy, physics, geology, and anthropology.