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...

09th Sep 2020

Prehistoric Gibbon Ancestor Discovered in Pakistan

A new genus and species of primate has been unearthed in Pakistan! The animal, named Kapi ramnagarensis, was found in Ramnagar, a mountainous region within the province of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. This particular specimen has been identified from a single molar. Scientists were able to place it within the Miocene period, a time in which gibbons are theorized to have been migrating from the jungles of prehistoric Pakistan to what is now Southeast Asia....