Latest Micropaleontology Stories
An international team of researchers has found new evidence that our prehistoric ancestors had a detailed understanding of plants long before the development of agriculture.
Spindle-shaped inclusions in 3 billion-year-old rocks are microfossils of plankton that probably inhabited the oceans around the globe during that time, according to an international team of researchers.
Researchers have unearthed what they believe are the oldest fossils ever discovered.
The demise of the worldâ€™s forests some 250 million years ago likely was accelerated by aggressive tree-killing fungi triggered by global climate change.
The analysis of microfossils found in ocean sediment cores is illuminating the environmental conditions that prevailed at high latitudes during a critical period of Earth history.
Palynomorphs from sediment core give proof to sudden warming in mid-Miocene era.
The Micropalaeontology team at the Department of Stratigraphy and Paleontology at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) is working on the study of microfossils under the direction of Mr Julio RodrÃguez LÃ¡zaro
New fossil findings discovered by scientists at UC Santa Barbara challenge prevailing views about the effects of "Snowball Earth" glaciations on life, according to an article in the June issue of the journal Nature Geoscience.
Most of us think fossils are fascinating evidence of life in the past, eons before the first person appeared. People are usually captivated by the large fossils - dinosaurs, mammals and sharks - but only a few ever look at the microfossils.
A U.S. study suggests violent volcanic eruptions in India might have killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, not a meteor impact.
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