It’s nearly 100 million years old.
How is it possible for something with those eyes to ever go extinct? How? Why?!
It pays to stick your nose in museum drawers!
The team says it looked more like a dolphin than a crocodile.
IT’S. SO. TINY!
What’s with the long face?
Eons ago, many millennia before written history, bizarre animals roamed the Earth.
Sir Attenborough really liked the name.
It’s as beautiful as it likely was annoying.
Geoscientists working in South America have uncovered an ancient berry.
We didn’t even think it was possible to find one up to now.
An ancient pheromone spray.
Shifting ocean chemistry and predatory pressure made organisms bunker up for the first time.
Always go for a meal before you fossilize.
The biggest fish in the pond.
Belemnites were extinct cephalopods with a squid-like body.
There’s only one fossil of this dinosaur that we ever found — and you’re looking at it.
This is a beautiful geodized fossil – a sea snail fossil filled up by a yellowish calcite geode. The fossil is part of the Busycon genus – a genus of large, generally edible sea snails. These snails are commonly known in the United States as whelks or Busycon whelks. This fossil was reportedly taken from the Anastasia Formation in Florida, USA — a
Though they’re known as sea lilies, crinoids are animals not plants. Think of them as starfish-on-a-stick: they are filter-feeding sea floor echinoderms, and relatively common as fossils go. Crinoids as a group aren’t extinct, but are relatively uncommon in modern oceans.