Tag: Prehistoric Animals

Shaggy Hyenas Lived, Hunted In The Frigid Arctic During The Last Ice Age

Only a handful of hyena species exist today, but this wasn't always the case. New research found that prehistoric hyenas thrived in the harsh conditions of the Arctic, hunting other animals and crossing continents.

Animals June 19, 2019

New Species Of Mastodon Roamed In Pleistocene California

The Pacific Mastodon (Mammut pacificus) is a new species discovered in the Diamond Valley Lake in California. The animal had narrower teeth to its cousin, the American Mastodon (Mammut americanum).

Animals March 28, 2019

Mammals Had Developed Unique Arms Before The Dinosaurs Existed

Scientists in the United States may have found an explanation as to how mammals ended up with diverse sets of arms. They believe the animals already had this trait some 30 million years before the earliest dinosaurs even existed.

Animals March 20, 2019

Fossils From China Reveal Prehistoric Reptile Platypus

What could be even more unique than the duck-billed platypus? Evidently, the prehistoric version of it was a poor swimmer and had unusually small eyes.

Animals January 24, 2019

Prehistoric Frogs Preserved In Amber For 99 Million Years

Prehistoric frogs that have been trapped in amber for 99 million years provide a glimpse into how the ancient world looked like. The ancient frogs came from Myanmar, in the same amber deposits where many other fossils have been found.

Ancient June 15, 2018

500-Million-Year-Old Predator Baby Had Face Claws And Radiating Teeth

Paleontologists discovered the fossil of a baby sea creature that was born to kill. The predator baby had serrated teeth around a circular mouth and a face with claws.

Animals June 13, 2018

Monster Bird Discovered: Prehistoric Penguins From New Zealand Were As Big As Men

Scientists have discovered fossils of a prehistoric penguin that stood 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighed 220 pounds. The newly discovered species was given the name Kumimanu biceae, with Kumimanu meaning 'monster bird' in Maori.

Ancient December 14, 2017

145 Million-Year-Old Rat Teeth Offer Clues On Origins Of Modern Mammals

A student recently uncovered two ancient teeth in England that belong to rat-like creatures that lived 145 million years ago. Scientists say the creatures are the oldest known ancestors of modern mammals, including human beings.

Ancient November 7, 2017

This Prehistoric Giant Crocodile Had T-Rex-Sized Teeth

Scientists have discovered the remains of a massive crocodile-like creature with T-rex-sized teeth in Madagascar. The new discovery may help uncover the mystery behind the 74-million-year-long gap in the evolutionary history of crocodiles.

Animals July 5, 2017

1.1 Million-Year-Old Stegodon Tusk Found In Pakistan

A team of scientists in Pakistan has unearthed an ancient, rare tusk from the prehistoric mammal stegodon. The finding may shed light on the animal's evolutionary journey.

Animals February 17, 2016

Megalodon Shark Teeth Wash Up On North Carolina Shore

High tides and storms in North Carolina have led to the appearance of several Megalodon shark teeth in the state’s shores. Megalodon sharks were once the largest sharks that roamed around the Earth’s waters.

Animals October 26, 2015

Woolly Mammoth Remains Discovered In Siberia Set To Be Cloned

Pieces of woolly mammoth skin have been discovered in the Siberian coast. Scientists are determined to make good use of this find in the hopes of reviving the extinct giant.

Animals October 12, 2015

Meet Bunostegos: The Prehistoric 'Cow' That Was The Earliest Known Creature To Walk On All Fours

Before bipedal walking was even a thing, Buno stood above the sprawlers. The prehistoric reptile, liked to a cow, was the first to stand on all fours.

Animals September 21, 2015

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