Paleontologists have rescued part of its skull and a tusk, but there may even be a complete mammoth buried below the surface.
A fossil tusk rescued from the sea proves mammoths swam to Southern California's Channel Islands much earlier than thought.
A dinosaur nicknamed Horrible Hands turns out not to have been so horrible, but it sported a suite of unusual features including a humpback, super long arms and sink-proof legs.
Pisco-Ica desert along the country's coast yields remains of rare species, with well-preserved skulls.
Prevalence of the dinosaur's skin in fossil record may have more to do with texture, toughness than population density or habitat.
The specimen, approximately 560 million years old, contains fibrous bundles that appear to be muscle tissue, an important evolutionary adaptation.
Half-ton boulder with fossilized remains is hauled up to street level by elbow grease, ingenuity, and a ropes-and-pulleys system.
One of the first predators of its day, the creature sported compound eyes, body armor and two spiky claws for grabbing prey.
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