A site in Australia that holds thousands of astonishingly well-preserved fossils has been kept a closely guarded secret among paleontologists for the past three years.
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Researchers have discovered specks of silver in 500 million-year-old fossilized worm dung; the precious metal likely came from "mining" microbes.
Researchers in the U.K. have discovered the fossilized exoskeleton of an 8.5-feet -long millipede from around 326 million years ago.
The modern crocodile can breathe while most of its head is submerged because of specialized airway adaptations, which scientists can now trace to the Jurassic period.
Researchers discovered the fossils of two previously unknown armored marine worms named Excalibur and Shuriken.
A newly identified species of ichthyosaur had big teeth to attack large prey, possibly including other marine reptiles.
Scientists have unearthed the oldest fossils to date of the mysterious human lineage known as the Denisovans.
"Gorgons" that lived during the Permian period bit each other on the face, the discovery of a bite mark on a skull reveals.
Priapulids, sometimes called penis worms, were fearsome predators of the Cambrian Period. They may have worn shells for protection, new fossil evidence suggests.
The footprints of a Triassic dinosaur in Australia convinced scientists that the animal was a giant carnivore, but a new analysis proved otherwise.
Over 100,000 years ago, extinct relatives of modern elephants lived in matriarchal groups, according to preserved trackways in southwestern Spain.
An extraordinary 120-million-year-old fossil bird from China reveals that the animal had a sexy but vaguely impractical tail.