Living harvestmen, more commonly called daddy longlegs, have one pair of eyes. But that wasn't the case 304 million years ago.
These now-extinct swimmers had highly dense bones that facilitated their transition from land to sea by helping them sink to seafloors to graze.
A remarkable collection of Jurassic Era fossils from China also includes salamanders with their gills preserved. Continue reading →
Dozens of fossilized whales, seals and other marine animals have been discovered piled up in an ancient tidal flat in northern Chile.
Five million years ago, before the Ice Ages, strange mammals resided along the Pacific coast near modern San Francisco. Continue reading →
A new look at a remarkable collection of fossils finds the animals died in a terrific volcanic eruption.
Fossils for a scrappy, Italian canine that lived 2 million years ago are helping researchers to better understand the evolution of wolves and dogs.
The extinct 10-foot-tall, 1,200 pound ape, Gigantopithecus, may have died out after turning to fruit to replace dwindling bamboo. Continue reading →
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