The world's most heavily trafficked (and weirdest) mammal on Earth, pangolins, could be saved from extinction as the UN wildlife conference on Wednesday has approved a worldwide ban on pangolins.
The phenomenon called Pangea Proxima is predicted to occur 250 million years from now and will pull in together to form one supercontinent
Pareiasaurs were massive herbivores that ruled the Earth long before dinosaurs. Despite their stumpy limbs, researchers have found China natives were actually world travelers, able to mingle with relatives in Russia and South Africa.
Shellfish deposits have been used to determine Pangea's ancient climate. This could help scientists predict future climate changes.
Pre-reptile Bunostegos akokanensis is the earliest known creature to stand upright on all four legs. This species was thought to be a sprawler, but researchers from Brown University found that it had shoulders extending directly underneath its body instead of out to the sides.
It turns out that toxic oceans are to blame, at least in part, for an ancient mass extinction event that occurred over 200 million years ago, new research says.