Fossil Friday: a fossilized school of fish

A common fish behavior evolved at least 50 million years ago.

Fossil Friday: Alcmonavis poeschli, the second-oldest bird we’ve ever found

Ca-CAW!

Fossil Friday: earliest known millipede found in piece of Burmese amber

It’s nearly 100 million years old.

Fossil Friday: newly-discovered Callichimaera perplexa is an adorable, weird crab

How is it possible for something with those eyes to ever go extinct? How? Why?!

Fossil Friday: massive, ancient African carnivore found in a drawer in Kenya

It pays to stick your nose in museum drawers!

Fossil Friday: Jurassic crocodile shows us how the scaly killers came to be

The team says it looked more like a dolphin than a crocodile.

Fossil Friday: the tiniest, most adorable Tylosaurus skull ever found

IT’S. SO. TINY!

Largest pterosaur jaw ever found, recognized three decades after discovery in Transylvania

What’s with the long face?

10 of the Weirdest Prehistoric Creatures

Eons ago, many millennia before written history, bizarre animals roamed the Earth.

Beautifully preserved fossil reveals a new 430-million-year old crustacean species, gets named in honor of Sir Attenborough’s 90th birthday

Sir Attenborough really liked the name.

#FossilFriday: 34-million-year old wasp fossil

It’s as beautiful as it likely was annoying.

Paleontologists find ‘incredibly rare’ 52 million year-old fossilized berry

Geoscientists working in South America have uncovered an ancient berry.

Fossil Friday: the first dino brain (we’ve ever found)

We didn’t even think it was possible to find one up to now.

#FossilFriday: The scent of a 54-million-year-old insect

An ancient pheromone spray.

Fossil Friday: the earliest known shells from 809 million years ago

Shifting ocean chemistry and predatory pressure made organisms bunker up for the first time.

Fossil Friday: the bug inside the lizard inside the snake

Always go for a meal before you fossilize.

Fossil Friday: C. Megalodon, the true Jaws

The biggest fish in the pond.

#FossilFriday: opalized belemnite

Belemnites were extinct cephalopods with a squid-like body.

Fossil Friday: Sciurumimus albersdoerferi, the single-fossil theropod

There’s only one fossil of this dinosaur that we ever found — and you’re looking at it.

#FossilFriday: Geode Fossil

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