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.
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.
Scientists to dig up mysterious ancient whale—"Don't know what we'll find"
The whale is thought to be around 1,000 years old and could have measured more than 65 feet in length—but researchers are not sure exactly what it is.
Giant prehistoric fish from ancient supercontinent found under road
The fish, whose fossil was unearthed in South Africa, lived around 419 million years ago.
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.
Pollen extracted from flower encased in amber 40 million years ago
The ancient specimen is the largest known amber-preserved flower fossil to date.
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.
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.
Dinosaur that looked like penguin-goose mix with too many teeth discovered
The dinosaur fossil, uncovered in the Gobi desert in Mongolia, was "beautifully preserved," providing paleontologists with a wealth of information.
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 New York ocean discovery could hold secret of hydrogen storage
The contents of the ancient seawater trapped in rocks for 390 million years may also give scientists clues about the climate on ancient Earth.
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.
Ancient footprints could be key to bringing auroch back from extinction
Footprints of the extinct wild super-cow reveal the secrets of this long-lost animal's past.
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.
Massive megalodon tooth found 10,000 feet beneath ocean surface
Researchers have identified what looks like a fossil from the extinct shark—and the discovery could provide evidence about its migratory habits.
3D fossilized brain of 500 million-year-old worm discovered
Exquisitely preserved nervous system discovered in scalidophoran worms for the first 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.
Huge 'Snakey Crocodile-Face' Sea Monster Discovered in Wyoming
A new species of prehistoric marine reptile has been identified in the Wyoming badlands.
Megalodon Tooth Discovered in Phosphate Mine
Paleontologist Ashby Gale told Newsweek that the tooth, belonging to the biggest shark species to ever live, dates back between 3.6 and 15.9 million years.
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.