Graveyard of extinct elephants from 5 million years ago found in Florida
The once-in-a-lifetime skeleton is the most complete gomphothere fossil from its time period discovered in Florida.
Woman finds enormous tooth of prehistoric megalodon ancestor
"I thought right away that it looked similar to a shark's tooth, but was confused because it was quite a large size," Rachel Shill Cook told Newsweek.
Previously unknown creature from 240 million years ago discovered in quarry
The fossil remains of the new species date to a period in the Earth's history that followed our planet's worst mass extinction event.
Giant prehistoric fish from ancient supercontinent found under road
The fish, whose fossil was unearthed in South Africa, lived around 419 million years ago.
Enormous tooth from 23ft great white shark found on North Carolina beach
"We could not believe our eyes. Neither of us had ever seen a tooth this big," Leah McLamb told Newsweek. Today's largest white sharks grow up to 20 feet long.
Drought at Missouri river exposes ancient, possibly extinct, bison
Bones believed to be of the antique bison, an extinct species of bison larger than modern day bison that died out around 10,000 years ago, have been discovered.
How dinosaur ancestors survived Earth's biggest mass extinction
A discovery suggests that an ancient species acquired a key evolutionary innovation before a mass extinction event, enabling related creatures to dominate the Earth for millions of years.
"Extinct" creatures appear on Galapagos island after 5,000 years
The Galápagos Islands are a remote archipelago in the Pacific Ocean home to a wide variety of unique flora and fauna species.
Megalodon tooth covered in bite marks discovered off Florida coast
"Part of its root was sticking up a bit and I pulled it up," a diver said. "Later on the boat, I realized it was bite marks."
Prehistoric 50-foot whale discovered in deep jungle valley by accident
The ribs of the near-complete fossil, estimated to be at least 85,000 years old, were seen sticking out of the ground by an archaeologist and a local collector.
Tyrannosaurus rex footprint discovered next to giant U.S. volcano crater
The footprint was found in Alaska's Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, and is the first evidence of T. Rex in the region.
Huge crocodile-salamander from 100 million years before dinosaurs unearthed
The six-foot-long Whatcheeria was discovered in a limestone quarry near the town of What Cheer, Iowa.
Ancient American lion tooth discovered on dried up Mississippi river bank
The extremely rare fossil belonged to an animal that has not been seen since the last Ice Age.
Fossils found in China reveal answers to centuries old evolution question
The fossils were well-preserved with soft tissue, an extremely rare discovery.
Casts of ancient sea monster destroyed in WWII raids discovered
The casts have appeared after decades of obscurity where no copies of the long-lost fossil were known to exist.
Ancient turkey-dinosaur found in museum after gathering dust for 90 years
The fossil, an ancestor of turkeys and grouse, was found in modern-day Nebraska, and lived around 11 million years ago.
A 240-million year old creature is shedding light on how snakes evolved
Paleontologists working in Scotland have uncovered a near-complete skeleton of an early reptile from the middle Jurassic period.
Group spotted taking 23-million-year-old whale fossil in New Zealand
"The critical context of the fossil" is lost when it is removed by non-scientists, paleontologist Justin Adams told Newsweek.
Ancient giraffe-sized ostrich-dinosaur creature discovered in Mississippi
"Our finding helps fill in a previously missing piece of the puzzle," Tom Cullen, one of the researchers in the study, told Newsweek.
Ancient hell fish killed by dinosaur asteroid discovered in North Dakota
The sturgeon fossils, discovered at the Hell Creek Formation, were likely buried by a "huge tidal surge" from the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs.
Wind turbine with blades bigger than Statue of Liberty breaks world record
The prototype wind turbine generated 359 megawatt-hours worth of electricity in 24 hours, more than any other has in the same amount of time.
Another T. Rex Is Being Auctioned, Horrifying Scientists Again
Scientists have vocally protested the auction of large dinosaur specimens in the past, many of which sell for millions of dollars.
Watch Mummified Dinosaur Be Excavated From Rock in Mesmerizing Timelapse
Paleontologists have so far uncovered the dinosaur's tail and its foot, and believe an entire skeleton lies within the rock, completely covered in skin.
This Gnarly Ancient Creature Had Spiny Teeth in Its Guts
Several species feed like this fossilized creature might have, regurgitating their guts before re-swallowing them.
Extinct Reptile That Roamed Earth When Dinosaurs Did Unearthed in U.S.
Named Opisthiamimus gregori, its fossilized remains were entombed in rocks from a river floodplain dating back to the Late Jurassic in present-day Wyoming.
Cannonball-Sized Dinosaur Eggs Filled With Crystals Discovered in China
The two fossilized eggs, which were filled with clusters of calcite crystals, are from a new species of dinosaur.
Mystery 4,000-Foot Coral Reef Found in the Middle of the Desert
Researchers have discovered remains of a massive coral reef in a desert plain they previously thought was featureless.
A Look Back at Megalodon Discoveries From The Last 115 Years
Teeth are the most common megalodon fossil to be discovered. Some are bigger than a human hand.
Whopping 50-Foot Long 'Megalodon' Shape Detected by Atlantic Ocean Scanner
Based on the dimensions on the scanner, the team estimated the shape was "weighing in at 40 tons!"
Paleontologists Discover New Crocodile Species With Thickest Eggs Ever
Pachykrokolithus excavatum lived with the last dinosaurs, and the crocodile's eggshells were found in northeastern Spain.