A new species of toothy pterosaurs named Cimoliopterus dunni sheds light on the evolution of these flying reptiles. However, its closest relatives are from England, suggesting the prehistoric animals were able to "island hop" as the North Atlantic Ocean widened during the Cretaceous.
The citizen-science website FossilFinder.org, started by a university and an institute and featuring thousands of images of Kenya's Lake Turkana Basin, is a place where you too can find and help ID ancient bits. Stone tools and hominid info have been found in the basin in the past. Researchers go there in February, to follow up the photo finds.
Fossilized sediments from a prehistoric lake were recently found in Scandinavia and shed light on what really happened at the end of the last Ice Age.
After reevaluating the ankle bones of modern birds and comparing them to dinosaurs, researchers confirmed a developmental pattern linking the two species.
The ancestry of modern Europeans' genetic make up has become somewhat clearer with the discovery of a previously unknown "fourth strand" of ancient hunter-gatherer ancestry.
Small fish dominated oceans following a mass extinction 359 million years ago. This suggests small fish actually have an evolutionary advantage over larger marine predators.
Supercontinent Pangaea covered most of the Earth 278 million years ago and was home to animals unlike modern species. Researchers from The Field Museum describe several new amphibian species and a reptile that help paint a clearer picture of how diverse these ancient species really were.
A newly published study that looked at large-mammal Ice Age fossils found in Alaska over 20 years has conclusions about how we can help current-day Arctic large mammals.
A new fossil species suggests that great apes, including humans, evolved differently from smaller "lesser" apes than researchers previously surmised.
Iberian lynx fossils dating to 1.6 million years ago were recently recovered from a cave in Barcelona, Spain. It's the oldest lynx specimen ever found, suggesting the species arrived in the area 500,000 years earlier than originally estimated.
Dinosaurs had an elaborate nasal passage to keep their unusually large bodies cool, protecting their brain from overheating.
Researchers recently discovered a new human ancestor named Homo naledi. It took six tiny women to excavate the fossils from the narrow cave, and we had the chance to talk to one of them.
A newly discovered pig-snouted turtle, Arvinachelys golden, may help researchers fill in the gaps of turtle evolution.
Using paleoclimate data, researchers reconstructed what ancient environments would have been like in the Cantabrian Region during the Pleistocen Epoch. This allows researchers to better understand how modern species have evolved over time.