Today's snakes are known for slithering on the ground, but new surprising research says that the first snakes on Earth were likely stealthy predators that boasted legs, ankles, and even toes.
A bizarre species of bone-eating worms that dates back to prehistoric times had a unique appetite, new research shows, as it fed on the carcasses of ancient giant marine reptiles.
About 13 million years ago in what is now northeastern Peru, ancient shell-crunching crocodiles ruled the Amazon, 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.
Snakes may not have evolved in the way that researchers have long thought. That is, where snakes evolved to become more simple over time, losing the limbs that their reptilian ancestors may have boasted. Now, a new study suggests just the opposite, finding evidence that snake vertebrate is not all that "simplified" after all.
Apparently reptiles have an ultimatum in life. Live hard and die young, or live long and healthy lives by abstaining from sex and meat.
About 210 million years ago, the supercontinent of Pangea was just starting to break up. At the time, dog-sized dinosaurs hid from the predators at the top of the food chain: reptiles called phytosaurs and rauisuchids. Now, with the discovery of an ancient tooth, scientists have found that these predators may have interacted with each other far more often than previously thought.
The lizard or the egg? In a "what came first" scenario for reptiles, researchers are now arguing that "the egg" can't even be an option. The first lizards and snakes likely exclusively gave live birth, according to a recent study.
The first 3-D preserved eggs of an ancient reptile unearthed in China shed light on the lifestyle and social patterns of pterosaurs, flying reptiles that lived over 100 million years ago during the time of the dinosaurs.