19th Nov 2020

Dsungaripterid Pterosaur Discovered In China

A new genus and species of pterosaur has been unearthed by paleontologists in China, and has been identified from partially preserved jawbones to be from the uniquely flamboyant pterosaur group, the dsungaripteridae. This pterosaur bears the name “Ordosipterus planignathus“, and hails from around 115 million years ago, in the thick of what would have been the Early Cretaceous epoch. Fossils of Ordosipterus were discovered near Xinzhao Village in Inner Mongolia, China, at a previously known fossil...

18th Nov 2020

How 17th Century Edo Japan Kept Its Peace

Recently, archaeological researchers at Japan’s Kumamoto University made a startling discovery: A beautifully preserved 17th century document, detailing the rules and regulations that preserved the prosperity of the realm. This document is a rare glimpse into the dynamics of Feudal Japan. This document is a letter written by a man named Tadaoki Hosokawa, lord of the Hosokawa clan. He adressed this to four vassals of the Hosokawa, detailing what rules are to be enforced. These...

19th Oct 2020

Ancient Mammaliaform Discovered In Greenland

A new genus and species of mammaliaform was described recently in Greenland from a single partial jaw specimen, and though there is a limited amount of information to work with regarding this find, the implications are quite significant! This animal, which paleontologists named “Kalaallitkigun jenkinsi“, hails from around 215 million years ago, in what would have been the Late Triassic. Kalaallitkigun expands our current knowledge of the evolution of mammalian dental evolution and dietary evolution...

13th Oct 2020

Oviraptorosaur Dinosaur Discovered in Mongolia

Out of the famous fossil bearing Nemegt Formation has come yet another species of Oviraptorosaur, and this one is unlike any ever discovered in the past. Called “Oksoko avarsan“, three juvenile specimens of this dinosaur were discovered with remarkably complete skeletons, having died together in the Maastrichtian stage of the Late Cretaceous epoch, the very last stage before the reign of the dinosaurs ended. Upon inspection of such a rare, spectacular find, paleontologists immediately took...

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