Latest Transitional fossil Stories
Regarding Elliott Epstein's June 8 column, "No evolution in this debate," I believe the religion that conflicts with science is evolution. In true science, a theory is proposed to explain available evidence. Rigorous testing will expose bad theory.
For the first time paleontologists have found fossilized burrows of tetrapods â€“ any land vertebrates with four legs or leglike appendages â€“ in Antarctica dating from the Early Triassic epoch, about 245 million years ago.
A frog-like creature with a stubby tail once paddled through a quiet pond in what is now Texas, snapping up mayflies while keeping an ear out for bellowing mates, new fossil evidence suggests. That was about 290 million years ago.
Researchers have discovered the 290 million-year-old fossil of a so-called â€œfrogamander,â€ which could finally set the record straight in a long-lived debate over amphibian ancestry.
The description of an ancient amphibian that millions of years ago swam in quiet pools and caught mayflies on the surrounding land in Texas has set to rest one of the greatest current controversies in vertebrate evolution.
Elephants, those large and lumbering landlubbers, used to live partially in the water, according to new research.
Researchers from Oxford University and Stony Brook University have discovered an ancient water-dwelling mammal that had close ties to modern day elephants.
Researchers at the European Light Source (ESRF) in Grenoble, France used a high-powered super camera to validate their suspicions about the fossilized reptile.
A 6 million-year-old early relative of modern humans apparently walked on two feet, pushing back the origins of so-called bipedalism, according to a new study of a fossil found in Kenya. "I would say at this point it's the earliest fossil hominin that we can clearly identify as bipedal," said paleoanthropologist William Jungers of Stony Brook University, who conducted a quantitative analysis with Brian Richmond of George Washington University of a fossilized femur bone...
Even before they are born, all people carry genetic baggage, genes that were useful to distant, non-human ancestors but are hopelessly outdated, even harmful, to humans as they live today.
Hyracotherium (Hyracotherium leporine), was once considered to be the earliest known member of the horse family. Now, though, it is considered to be part of the perissodactyl family related to both horses and brontotheres. Hyracotherium was a dog-sized perissodactyl ungulate that lived in the Northern Hemisphere, with species ranging throughout Asia, Europe, and North America during the Early to Mid Eocene, about 60 to 45 million years ago. The first fossils of this animal were found in...
- A volcanic mudflow.