Latest palaeontology News

Origins of extinct duck revealed
Fossil captures starfish splitting itself in two – showing this has been happening for 155 million years
Martians, Dinosaurs Headline National Science Week 2024
We spent 2 years in deep underground caves to bring this extraordinary fossil to light
Researchers and cave divers bring megafauna secrets to the surface
How a teenager helped identify a new species of giant marine reptile
Giant Kangaroos Bounce Back From Past
We found three new species of extinct giant kangaroo – and we don’t know why they died out when their cousins survived
A brief guide to birdwatching in the age of dinosaurs
A 380-million-year old predatory fish from Central Australia is finally named after decades of digging
Our ancient primate ancestors had an appetite for soft fruits – and their diet shaped human evolution
Queensland’s favourite fossil now official
Giant eagles and scavenging vultures shared the skies of ancient Australia
Research reveals three new marsupial species – though all likely extinct
Manchester palaeontologist to hit Hollywood red carpet ahead of lead role in international dinosaur documentary
Diprotodon Dig unearths skeletons of giant wombat-like marsupials
Feather-tailed possums in New Guinea were originally Aussies: fossil study
Curious Kids: what came first, the chicken or the egg?
LARGE FOSSIL SPIDER FOUND IN AUSTRALIA The first fossil from the brush footed trapdoor spider family ever found
Should we really aspire to eat like cavemen?
Scientists name new species of giant amphibian found in retaining wall
Whale of debate put to rest
157 Queenslanders recognised in King’s first Birthday Honours
A new virtual museum reveals 600 million years of Australian fossils in unprecedented 3D detail
Study finds 107-million-year-old pterosaur bones are oldest in Australia
Aussie prehistoric predator’s last meal revealed
25-million-year-old fossils of a bizarre possum and strange wombat relative reveal Australia’s hidden past
Our mysterious night parrot has terrible vision – but we discovered it might be able to hear like an owl
Australia’s extinct giant eagle was big enough to snatch koalas from trees
True giant wombat gives Diprotodon podium wobble
How big were ancient amphibians?
Scientists estimate weight of two giant extinct amphibians
Solid salamander: Prehistoric amphibian was as heavy as pygmy hippo
Prehistoric reptile casts turn out to be copies of priceless fossil destroyed in WWII
Dinosaur Queenslanders dig
A kung-fu kick led researchers to world’s oldest complete fish fossils – here’s what they found
We found oldest ever vertebrate fossil heart
Advanced imaging techniques provide earliest evidence of fruit-eating by ancient bird
High-tech look inside opalised fossil
Big bird bones show slow breeding
Moving across world to study Australia’s ancient dinosau
Palaeontology field keeps you on your toes
‘Fossil Fishing at Farm’ – Jurassic marine world unearthed in farmer’s field
Extinct megafauna prone to ‘hunger games’