Arsia Mons met its end in the same era dinosaurs ceased to walk the Earth.
The fossilized remains of 170 million year old ichthyosaur has finally been made available for display after being stored for more than 50 years.
Fossils belonging to a prehistoric butterfly-like species were recently found in China and eastern Kazakhstan. This insect, researchers say, predates modern butterflies by about 40 million years and is an example of convergent evolution.
A new species of dinosaur thought to be the oldest Jurassic dinosaur ever found in the U.K. was named Dracoraptor hanigani or “dragon robber." Researchers say this find is remarkably valuable, as it sheds light on the diversification of dinosaurs in the early Jurassic – a period that remains rather hazy to paleontologists.
Exceptionally well-preserved fossils of three 10-armed squid ancestors were recently found in Germany. The specimens reveal how these creatures were able to swim through Jurassic seas so effectively.
A global cooling event during the Jurassic Period was triggered by a volcanic event that altered the flow of warm waters from the equator to the North Pole Region. This caused very cold temperatures in the northern hemisphere for many millions of years.
The earliest North American coral species that reappeared following the Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction were found at New York Canyon in Nevada. This sheds light on the corals' survival and recovery.
Editorial: While it's not a pit of tar in a Los Angeles park, it may be nearly as good in terms of providing a predator record of the Jurassic period. Paleontologists will continue to study this predator pit in Utah, first explored in 1928. Today they're using new technology, photogammetry.
It turns out that despite what Hollywood would have you thinking, it wasn't dinosaurs who were evolving in the Jurassic world. New research has determined that by the end of that iconic period, mammals were evolving at ten times the average rate, leading to an explosion of new adaptation and species.
In the past decade, many of the more exciting finds in paleontology have been taking place in the Far East - in areas like the Jehol region of northeast China, which has come to be known as the country's "Jurassic Park."
A bizarre new dinosaur lineage has been discovered in Chile, and though it is closely related to the famous carnivorous Tyrannosaurus rex, it curiously had an appetite for plants rather than meat.
A fish from the Jurassic period had a jaw so strong that is could crush hard shells, a new study shows.