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Prehistoric fish was first to grow teeth

Scientists believe the first creature with teeth was a fish that lived 380 million years ago. Researchers discovered evidence of teeth in placoderms, …

New pterosaur species discovered

A previously unknown species of winged reptile dating back 155 million years has been unearthed. The fantastically preserved fossil skeleton was disco…

Oldest known bugs found trapped in amber

Scientists have discovered well preserved insects dating back over 230 million years to the Triassic era. The preservation process occurs when the ins…

Antarctica was lined with trees 15M years ago

Parts of Antarctica would have enjoyed a warmer climate ripe with greenery around 15 million years ago. The change would have come about temporarily d…

Did humans evolve from sharks ?

New research suggests we evolved from a primitive species of shark that lived 300 million years ago. Acanthodes bronni is now believed to be the commo…

Dinosaurs plagued by ancient giant ‘fleas’

A species of giant flea-like insect would have fed on the blood of dinosaurs over 165 million years ago. As if modern fleas weren’t bad enough, the pr…

Prehistoric forest found preserved in China

An entire forest over 298 million years old has been discovered buried underneath a coal mine. The forest is so well preserved that scientists are cal…

Is Mars now too dry for life to survive ?

Scientists believe 600 million years of drought have rendered the Martian surface totally devoid of life. Despite some wetter periods the surface has …

30ft prehistoric crocodile discovered

A skull of a giant crocodile that lived 95 million years ago has been unearthed in Morocco. Known as Aegisuchus witmeri, the crocodile had a large ar…

Dinosaur feathers found in amber

Scientists have discovered feathers preserved in hardened tree resin from 70 million years ago. While hints of feathers have been found in fossils bef…