A fossil crab was discovered perfectly preserved in Burmese amber.
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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.
A newly described extinct giant penguin from New Zealand has unusually long legs and a long, slender beak, and it dates to a time when much of the region was underwater.
Meet "Attenborough's Beauty," an ancient beetle that was so exceptionally well-preserved you can still see the colorful patterns on its wing case.
Three periods of drought left an ancient watering hole littered with the bodies of horses, giraffes and rhinos who gathered in search of moisture.
Researchers have uncovered a 310 million-year-old horseshoe crab fossil complete with an exceptionally rare example of a fossilized brain.
Scientists recently discovered a new species of parasitic fungus growing inside a 50 million-year-old carpenter ant that had been fossilized in amber.
Paleontologists in China found the skull, jaw and a few vertebrae belonging to one of the largest land mammals that ever lived.
A park ranger wandering through a petrified forest in California has unearthed a trove of prehistoric fossils, including a stunningly preserved mastodon skull and the remains of a monster salmon.
A small desert-dwelling theropod dinosaur named Shuvuuia had excellent night vision, and its hearing was comparable to that of an owl. Like many owls, it was probably a nighttime predator.
Tiny fossils from the northern Highlands of Scotland preserve the oldest evidence of organisms with more than one type of cell.