Mesozoic

First discovery of a tyrannosaur skeleton with well-preserved stomach contents

The Tyrannosauridae family, colossal carnivorous dinosaurs reigning over terrestrial ecosystems around 80-66 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous Period, underwent substantial physical transformations throughout their growth stages. They transitioned...

Insects already had a variety of defense strategies in the Cretaceous

Examinations of amber have revealed that insect larvae had already developed a diverse array of defensive tactics to shield themselves from predators 100 million years ago.

Flowers were more diverse 100 million years ago

A group of international researchers, including botanists from the University of Vienna, Austria, has conducted a comprehensive analysis of fossilized flowers, comparing their morphological variety with that of present-day species.

Researchers discover a new marine reptile that lived about 250 million years ago

A joint scientific team from Poland and China documented a new marine reptile that thrived approximately 250 million years ago in present-day China.

Pliosaurs were larger much earlier than previously thought

Pliosaurs, a subset within the plesiosaur group, were found to attain remarkable sizes far earlier than previously believed, as indicated by research conducted by an international team, including a scientist affiliated with the Polish Academy of Sciences. This discovery provides new insights into the evolutionary trajectory of these formidable oceanic predators.
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Innovative approach reveals environmental mechanisms of the end-Cretaceous extinction

A fresh perspective on extensively researched inquiries sheds new light on the environmental influences behind the end-Cretaceous mass extinction. This perspective implies that volcanic activities...

New South American site reveals extraordinary fossils from the end of the age of the dinosaurs

The recent unearthing of a remarkable fossil site in Argentina is offering fresh insights into life towards the end of the Cretaceous period, just...

New species of mosasaur named for Norse sea serpent

A new species of mosasaur, large marine reptiles that thrived during the late Cretaceous period, has been unearthed by scientists. This newly discovered species, named...

Jawless ‘bite’ from the past: Jurassic fossils shed light on lamprey evolution

Scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, along with their partners, have unveiled the discovery...

The first dinosaur egg was leathery

The unearthing of numerous remarkably well-preserved dinosaur specimens tied to reproduction within the past thirty years has significantly advanced our understanding of dinosaur reproductive...

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