Latest Palaeontology Stories
Forget about the dinosaurs you know– prepare for a whole new breed of beast! On June 23, 2012, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) launches the world premiere of Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana, presented by Raymond James Ltd., one of North America’s leading full-service investment dealers. In this original exhibition curated, designed, and produced by the ROM, some of the largest and most unusual dinosaurs from the Southern hemisphere make their first stop in Toronto before embarking...
Did an ancient crocodile relative give the world's largest snake a run for its money?
Exceptionally preserved fossils of insect cocoons have allowed researchers in Argentina to describe how wasps played an important role in food webs devoted to consuming rotting dinosaur eggs.
New fossil material redefines Azendohsaurus as a peculiar early reptile.
It might sound like a mashup of monster movies, but palaeontologists have discovered evidence of how an extinct shark attacked its prey, reconstructing a killing that took place 4 million years ago.
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.