fossils

34-million-year-old fossil remains lead to the discovery of a new species of prehistoric carnivorous mammals

Researchers studying Egyptian fossils have discovered an entirely new species of prehistoric carnivorous mammals known as hyaenodonts. According to the study, recently published in the PLOS ONE journal, these fascinating creatures can be regarded as predecessors of modern-day terrestrial carnivores, residing in places across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Hyaenodonts, however, were a group…



Researchers discover new species of the now-extinct marsupial lion family in Australia

Researchers have recently discovered a new member of the now-extinct Thylacoleonidae marsupial lion family. Living during the Pleistocene epoch in Australia, the species is a close relative of and slightly smaller than Thylacoleo carnifex. Weighing only around 600 gm, the carnivorous creature was identified through fossil specimens by a team of paleontologists from the University of…



Museum creates life-size 3D-printed replica of the world’s largest dinosaur

Wandering about in search of his lost sheep, one morning in the spring of 2014, an unassuming Argentinian farmer stumbled across something that has since been hailed as the greatest discovery in the last century. Located in the Patagonian desert was an oddly-shaped ledge, which later turned out to be the 8 foot-long thigh bone…