Early mammal fossil shows how the Pangaea supercontinent split up

Talk about a groundbreaking discovery.

What is Gondwana: the supercontinent

This is the story of the last in a breed of geological titans, a supercontinent we named Gondwana.

Ancient volcanic eruptions caused mass extinction 200 million years ago

Some 200 million years ago  half of all life on Earth went extinct, thus providing a window of opportunity for the dinosaurs to evolve in now unoccupied niches and dominate the planet for the next 135 million years. Curiously enough, after the dinosaurs were at their own term wiped out by a calamity – presumably at the hand of an asteroid impact

New contender for the oldest dinosaur

Nyasasaurus parringtoni may have not been revered by other dinosaurs, but according to a new study published in Biology Letters, he is the oldest dinosaur to walk the face of the Earth, surpassing the previous record holder by 10-15 million years. It walked on two legs, measured 2-3 m in length, had a large tail and weighed between 20 and

Newly discovered long fanged dinosaur is actually vegetarian

A group of paleontologists recently authored a monograph dedicated to a group of puny herbivore dinosaurs, discovered in the 1960s but only identified as a distinct new species in the past few years. Basically a two-legged porcupine, the Pegomastax africanus puzzled scientists with its distinctly long and sharp fangs, and extremely curious fact for a veggie dinosaur. Sometimes referred to

Texas was attached to Antarctica, 1.1 billion years ago

Despite an evident contrast, geologists claim that the region of modern day El Paso, Texas was once attached to the now icy continent of Antarctica, in an effort to piece together the giant pieces of a puzzle that formed a pre-Pangaea supercontinent. “Most people are familiar with Pangaea,” said study co-author Staci Loewy, a geochemist at California State University, Bakersfield.