Animal Life news stories
Dating back more than 113 million years, the fossils belong to “one of the most important Thai dinosaurs ever found,” paleontologists say.
New, state-of-the-art methods provide detailed insights into the timing and causes of ‘megafauna’ extinctions in the past.
The way Tasmanian Aboriginal people hunted, gathered and used fire influenced today’s plant and animal communities. This has big implications for conservation today.
Though the continent has 3 billion fewer birds than it did in 1970, those losses are hard to glean because it’s the commonest species that have been hit hardest.
Tel Aviv University team shows early man intentionally upcycled flint byproducts of stone knapping to efficiently butcher elephants and suck the marrow out of life.
Close examination of the rock layers revealed that the crater was already packed with debris within the first 24 hours, with an estimated 425 feet of material filling the gaping hole within that first day.
Scientists have extracted the oldest genetic information ever found, using a technique that could revolutionise our understanding of evolution.
Coprolite reveals felines in southern Andes had roundworm 17,000 years ago, long before humans got there.
The puppy found preserved in permafrost in Tumat in 2015 was either a wolf or a domesticated wolf-dog hybrid. In other words, this Pleistocene canid may have been an ancient pet.
These social communities were quite differently structured, one being made up of mostly mature female rays, and the other a mix of males, females and juveniles.
Scientists have found that increasing oxygen levels are linked to the rise of North American dinosaurs around 215 M years ago.
America’s largest impact crater wreaked havoc on the land and water. Scientists are just beginning to understand it.
The investigation was limited to freshwater megafauna and included almost no data from South America, Africa, the Mediterranean, or the Middle East.
Many of the world’s freshwater megafauna—including sumo-sized stingrays, colossal catfish, giant turtles, and gargantuan salamanders—may soon find themselves on the brink of extinction.
Heracles inexpectatus lived in New Zealand 19 million years ago. It was over three feet tall and weighed greater than 15 kilos.