22nd Dec 2020

Flamboyant Compsognathid Discovered in Brazil

Recently, scientists in Brazil made one of 2020’s most exciting paleontological discoveries! A fantastically preserved specimen of filamentous structures and a partial skeleton has made shockwaves worldwide as one of the world’s most unique dinosaurs ever to exist is discovered. This dinosaur is called “Ubirajara jubatus”, and it was a compsognathid that lived during the Early Cretaceous. Ubirajara was found in Brazil’s Crato Formation, and its name directly translates from the Tupi language, as “Lord...

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...

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