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Prehistoric Jawbone Found In UK Belongs To Triassic Marine Reptile The Size Of A Blue Whale

Fossils of a prehistoric ichthyosaur the size of a blue whale were found in the beach area in the UK. Analysis suggests that it is the largest of its kind discovered so far.

Ancient April 10, 2018

Fossilized Dinosaur Species That Lived In The Pangaea Era Emerges After 252 Million Years

Paleontologists discovered fossils of what is believed to be the first generation of dinosaurs during the Triassic period. This data is valuable in understanding how species thrived at the time when the world had only one massive continent.

Animals March 29, 2018

Triassic Lepidoptera Fossils Show Butterflies Are More Ancient Than Flowers

Butterflies and flowers did not originate in the same epoch. In fact, a new discovery by fossil scientists revealed that the colorful winged insects were fluttering around the world’s forests even before flowers existed.

Animals January 11, 2018

Extinct Reptile Triopticus Primus Shows Dinosaurs Copied Body, Skull And Shapes Of Distant Relatives

An extinct reptile found in Texas showed that the skull and body shapes of dinosaurs are not completely original. The Triopticus primus provides example of the phenomenon called evolutionary convergence.

Animals September 23, 2016

Fossil Of New Ichthyosaur Species Hints At Evolution Of Marine Reptiles After Mass Extinction

The discovery of a more ancient ichthyosaur, Sclerocormus parviceps, showed how marine reptiles evolved after a mass extinction. The fossil cast doubt on an earlier theory that evolution during the period occurred for millions of years.

Ancient May 24, 2016

Hiker In Spain Discovers Well-Preserved Footprint Of Prehistoric Reptile

A hiker in Spain has discovered a fossilized footprint while exploring the hills near the city of Barcelona. Experts believe the print was made by an ancient reptile known as the Isochirotherium some 230 million years ago.

Ancient May 5, 2016

Certain Species Survived Mass Extinctions Using Live Fast, Die Young Strategy

A study of ancient fossils reveals that species adapted to life post the catastrophic mass extinction, by enabling shorter life expectancies and early reproduction - 'live fast, die young' strategy.

April 7, 2016

Earliest Corals Discovered In Nevada: What the Fossils Tell About The Triassic-Jurassic Mass Extinction Event

Researchers have discovered the fossil record of the earliest North American coral species that reappeared after the mass extinction event of the Triassic-Jurassic ages. The discovery was made in central Nevada's high desert.

Animals October 7, 2015

Monster Fish-Eating Salamander Was A Top Predator, Fossil Discovery In Portugal Reveals

A giant salamander that thrived during the Triassic era posed threats to early mammals and early dinosaurs that got close to it. The salamander's disappearance, however, paved the way to the dinosaur's rise to dominance.

Earth/Environment March 24, 2015

Tooth fossil suggests aquatic and land dinosaurs fought savage battles for supremacy

Bite marks and a tooth of the semi-aquatic phytosaur that were found in the thigh of the terrestrial predator rauisuchid provide evidence that land and water dinosaurs interact and even engage in fights during the Triassic era.

Earth/Environment September 30, 2014

Skull of female swamp monster which terrorized Triassic era, discovered in Texas

The skull of a prehistoric female reptile, dubbed the "swamp monster," which terrorized Texas about 200 million years ago, has been unearthed.

Animals February 2, 2014

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