The basal nodosaurid ankylosaur Europelta carbonensis n. gen., n. sp. from the Lower Cretaceous (lower Albian) Escucha Formation of northeastern SpainAuthors:Kirkland et alAbstract:Nodosaurids are poorly known from the Lower Cretaceous of Europe. Show More Summary
Structure and affinities of Athrotaxites yumenensis sp. nov. (Cupressaceae) from the Lower Cretaceous of northwestern ChinaAuthors:Dong et alAbstract:Compressions of leafy twigs, pollen cones and seed cones of Athrotaxites yumenensis C. Show More Summary
Scientists have found ancient fleas from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Some are nearly an inch long — compare to modern fleas that top out around half that size — and the fleas seem to be adapted to biting through the hides of dinosaurs.
Plant remains from the Lower Cretaceous Fossil-Lagerstätte of Pietraroja, Benevento, southern ItalyAuthor:Antonello BartiromoAbstract:Plant macrofossils with epidermal features from the Lower Albian (Lower Cretaceous) Plattenkalk 2 as...Show More Summary
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A fossil in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution could represent the oldest flowering plant ever found in North America, researchers say.University of Maryland doctoral student Nathan Jud said was looking at a batch of ancient...Show More Summary
A New Oviraptorosaur (Dinosauria: Oviraptorosauria) from the Late Cretaceous of Southern China and Its Paleoecological Implications Authors:Lu et alAbstract:A new oviraptorosaur Nankangia jiangxiensis gen. et sp. nov. is described on...Show More Summary
An early Cretaceous "turkey" as tall as a human, aka a slightly updated and more accurate illustration of Utahraptor ostrommaysorum. Based on fossil remains brought to virtual life by paleo-wildlife artist Emily Willoughby Science ed...Show More Summary
Plant remains from Early Cretaceous deposits on the Goban Spur, Bay of Biscay, North Atlantic Ocean, and their palaeoenvironmental significanceAuthors:Batten et alAbstract:Site 549 of the Deep Sea Drilling Project was drilled on the Goban Spur in the Bay of Biscay in 1981. Show More Summary
The tiny, intact skeleton of a baby rhinoceroslike dinosaur has been unearthed in Canada.The toddler was just 3 years old and 5 feet (1.5 meters) long when it wandered into a river near Alberta, Canada, and drowned about 70 million years ago. Show More Summary
The large carnivorous dinosaurs of the Mesozoic are inevitably among the most exciting of these extinct animals, but they are also among the hardest to study as they were rare. Anyone who has been on safari will recognise the issue –...Show More Summary
A 3D reconstruction of the holotype skull of Euhelopus zdanskyi, an Early Cretaceous titanosauriform sauropod. The reconstruction is part of a newly published analysis of the skull by paleontologists Stephen Poropat and Benjamin Kear. Read more...
The First Record of the Pterosaur Ichnogenus Purbeckopus in the Late Berriasian (Early Cretaceous) of Northwest GermanyAuthors:Jahn J. Hornung & Mike ReichAbstract:A hypichnium of a manus imprint (preserved as plaster cast) indicates for the first time the presence of the large pterosaur ichnotaxon Purbeckopus cf. Show More Summary
A new dromaeosaurid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) with Asian affinities from the latest Cretaceous of North AmericaAuthors:David C. Evans, Derek W. Larson and Philip J. Currie Abstract:Dromaeosaurids from the Maastrichtian of North America...Show More Summary
USGS scientists have determined that high-salinity groundwater found more than 1,000 meters (0.6 mi.) deep under the Chesapeake Bay is actually remnant water from the Early Cretaceous North Atlantic Sea and is probably 100-145 million years old. This is the oldest sizeable body of seawater to be identified worldwide.
Calcareous nannofossil paleoecology of the mid-Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway and evidence of oligotrophic surface waters during OAE2Authors: Matthew J. Corbett and David K. WatkinsAbstract:Analysis of calcareous nannofossils, total...Show More Summary
A pocket of ancient seawater found trapped underground reveals that during the Cretaceous Period, the Atlantic Ocean was much saltier than today.
During the late Cretaceous, this gorgeous four-winged Microraptor flitted among the dinosaurs in a region we call China today. Now, paleontologist Darren Naish and his colleagues have done a series of crazy experiments to figure out how these seemingly-impossible bird ancestors flew. Read more...
Reevaluation of the anatomy of the Cenomanian (Upper Cretaceous) hind-limbed marine fossil snakes Pachyrhachis, Haasiophis, and EupodophisAuthors:Alessandro Palci, Michael W. Caldwell & Randall L. NydamAbstract:New anatomical observations...Show More Summary
The mosasaur, a fearsome marine reptile that stalked the Cretaceous seas, scavenged its own kin, a new fossil find reveals.A fossilized mosasaur found in Angola contains the partial remains of three other mosasaurs in its stomach, researchers reported here Tuesday (Oct. Show More Summary