Lavernock Point Strata

Origin of Welsh Dragons Found

Origin of Welsh dragons found, claim scientists from University of Bristol who are studying a bone bed in Lavernock Point, Wales.  The bone bed has a nearly continuous thickness of 5 cm and contains a mix of bones of land and sea creatures including dinosaurs, fish, ichthyosaurs and lots of microfossils including fish teeth, scales […]

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Trilobite’s Last Meal

Scientist at Uppsala University Sweden have studied a well preserved trilobite fossil using an x-ray technique named synchrotron microtomography and found the remains of its last meal still in its digestive system.  The trilobite has been identified as Bohemolichas incola and was embedded in a siliceous rocky nodule found in the Czech Republic.  It is […]

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Katydid

Fossil Insect Blows Scientist Away.

Scientists at the Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, have studied an extremely well preserved fossil insect found in the Green River Formation in Colorado, a rock layer consisting of many layers of fine grained shales, dated as 50 million years old.  The fossil is a katydid – an insect with long slender legs […]

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Quote: Hiding Flood Fossils in Plain Sight

‘New armoured dinosaur named for museum professor’ by Taylor &Francis, as they admit this newly discovered dinosaur was buried on the Isle of Wight when “the Isle of Wight would have had a climate similar to that of the Mediterranean and was a flood plain covered by a large meandering river system. Floods would have […]

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Pterosaur

Oldest Pterodactyl

Oldest Pterodactyl found in limestone quarry.  Researchers in Germany have studied an “exquisitely preserved” fossil of Pterodactylus antiquus – an extinct flying reptile, dated as 152 million years old.  This makes it the oldest specimen of this species of flying reptile.  The fossil is almost complete, with only a few fragments missing.  The scientists wrote […]

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Oldest Fossil Brain

An international team of scientists have studied the fossil of a lobopodian, a small extinct arthropod with a segmented trunk and multiple short stubby legs.  The fossil has been named Cardiodictyon catenulum and is dated as 525 million years old.  Using sophisticated scanning techniques the researchers were able to identify the creature’s brain.  Nicholas Strausfeld […]

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Oldest Fossil Fish Heart Found in Australia. 

Scientists at Curtin University and Flinders University claim to have found “the heart of our evolution” in the fossil of a fish found in a rock formation in Kimberley region of Western Australia claimed to be 380 million years old.  This age puts it in the Devonian period of the evolutionary timetable, and the Editor’s […]

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Australia

Rich Diversity of Fossils From “The ‘Dead’ Heart of Australia”

A team of researchers in Australia have been studying a mass of exquisitely preserved fossils found in the Central Tablelands in the Australian state of New South Wales. The deposit contains a great variety of plants and animals, including insects, spiders, fish and a bird feather. The fossils are so well preserved that microscopic structures […]

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Hadrosaur Reconstruction

Bruno and Antonio – Two Italian Dinosaurs

An international group of scientists researching a fossil site at Villaggio del Pescatore in north-eastern Italy have found the remains of the “biggest and most complete dinosaur ever found in the country”. This specimen, nicknamed Bruno, along with a smaller specimen named Antonio have been identified as belonging to the species Tethyshadros insularis – a […]

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Crinoid Fossils

“Jurassic Pompeii”

“Jurassic Pompeii” found by amateur rock sleuth Neville Hollingworth, who scoured old maps and records looking for ‘lost’ UK fossil sites. The huge number of sea creatures and land plants in the rocks reminded him of Pompei according to BBC News 22 July 2021. Enter palaeontologists at the Natural History Museum (NHM), London who are […]

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