A newly discovered reptile predator species is so ancient that it predates even the dinosaurs, helping to shed light on the ill-understood evolutionary relationship between dinos and reptiles, according to new research.
A newly discovered prehistoric fossil found in China is shedding light on parenting in reptiles from the Middle Jurassic, a new study says.
In Utah, a dinosaur "death trap" that holds the biggest fossil treasure trove ever found is revealing some secrets about a particular predatory species, suggesting that they hunted in pacts, according to new research.
Turkey Day is behind us, but that doesn't mean our appreciation of the bird should end with it. That's especially true after new research revealed that the turkey, along with the chicken, remain the most genetically similar to their dinosaur ancestors, even despite decades of domestication and breeding.
Volcanoes may be to blame, at least in part, for the dinosaur die-off that occurred 66 million years ago, according to a new study, despite the widely held belief that a catastrophic meteor strike led to their extinction.
Bipedal quails are helping to shed light on the gait of dinosaurs, their evolutionary relatives, according to a new study.
A newly constructed and detailed turtle "tree of life" shows how these reptiles are related to one another, to other reptiles, and even to dinosaurs, according to a new study.
The secret behind the dinosaur disappearances that occurred millions of years ago, supposedly from some giant meteor smash, may in fact lie right in your own neighborhood, near a New Jersey strip mall.
New research shows that at least for armored dinosaurs, they had their own built-in air conditioning, utilizing their long, winding nasal passages to change the temperature of the air they breathed.
Dinosaur footprints, along with crocodile and large mammal tracks, were found amongst precious diamonds in one of the largest diamond mines in Africa, according to a new study.
If you've ever paid a visit to any number of museums boasting skeletons of prehistoric crocodiles, you know that they were absolute monsters, certainly capable of chewing on any prey they could get their hands on. But what about the remarkably tough and slippery shells of giant sea turtles? Would trying to chomp through that even be worth the effort? New research is saying that it probably was.
With so many colossal dinosaurs roaming around the planet millions of years ago, it's a wonder the smaller guys managed to survive at all. But new research shows that the large plant-eating dinosaurs developed a number of useful tactics to avoid becoming a meal.
Long before the ancient bird species Archaeopteryx first lifted off the ground, dinosaurs were donned in a colorful cloak of feathers - but why? The latest study shows that as the feathery display became more and more colorful over time, it in turn was more attractive to other members of the same species, bolstering communication, mating and breeding.
There was no escaping extinction for dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, but one clever, or simply drowsy, shrew-like ancestor slept through the catastrophic death and destruction, new research suggests.