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Scientists say they have found the remains of a giant herbivore that lived more than 200 million years ago, around the same time as dinosaurs, in what is now Poland.
David Attenborough has finally earned his wings after scientists named a 100-million-year-old damselfly after the veteran British broadcaster and naturalist.
An "unprecedented" 21 different types of dinosaur tracks have been found on a stretch of Australia's remote coastline, scientists have said, dubbing it the nation's Jurassic Park.
Scientists have unveiled fossils from a new species of giant, long-necked dinosaur unearthed in northeast Australia, speculating that its ancestors had trekked across Antarctica about 105 million years ago.
Brazil just found its biggest ever dinosaur - in a storage cupboard. Found in 1953, the dinosaur pieces languished the next six decades in storage at Rio's ornate Museum of Earth Sciences.
A team of Pakistani researchers claims to have unearthed a 1.1 million-year-old stegodon tusk in the central province of Punjab, potentially shedding new light on the mammal's evolutionary journey.
A strange pig-snouted turtle that lived alongside tyrannosaurs and duck-billed dinosaurs has been discovered in Utah.
A University of Nebraska student's fossil find has lead to the discovery of a new rodent-like species.
"I think I'm going to get you guys a beer," Professor Lee Berger said after an accountant and his friend showed him pictures of the fossils they had stumbled onto while caving.
The discovery of a new species of a human ancestor has been announced at the Cradle of Humankind. Here are some interesting facts about Homo naledi.
After 20 years of excavating, cleaning, reconstructing and casting, the oldest virtually complete human ancestor in South Africa has finally been unveiled.
A fossil found by a hunter in Montana in the US nearly seven years ago, has led scientists to discover a new species of prehistoric sea creature.
A pre-mammalian reptile from 260 million years ago, the Euchambersia, has emerged as the first known animal to produce venom, according to the University of the Witwatersrand.
Tyrannosaurus-rex and other dinosaurs woke up to birdsong just like we do, though it was probably more honk than melodic chirping, an extraordinary fossil find has revealed.
A previously unknown species of meat-eating dinosaur from 80 million years ago has been unearthed in Argentina, adding to the dino family known as the "Giant Thieves", researchers say.
A National Guard Blackhawk helicopter plucked the skull of a baby Pentaceratops— encased in plaster, from the wilderness and airlifted it to a waiting cargo truck. The team also airlifted the skull of an adult Pentaceratops that was found about 16km away.
Human teeth discovered in southern China provide evidence that our species left the African continent up to 70 000 years earlier than prevailing theories suggest.
A massive asteroid strike 66 million years ago triggered a string of potent volcanic eruptions that spelled doom for the dinosaurs, US researchers have said.
The discovery of a non-human species that is believed to have deliberately disposed of its dead is a "giant step to understanding who we are", says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The largest assemblage of fossil relatives ever discovered in the history of South Africa has been found at the Cradle of Humankind. View pics of the discovery here.
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