13th Apr 2021

Darwinopteran Pterosaur Discovered In China With Opposable Thumbs!

The field of paleontology gains a truly historic discovery as Kunpengopterus antipollicatus, the very first pterosaur with opposable thumbs is discovered thanks to an immaculately preserved fossil, giving us a nearly complete skeleton. This discovery is beyond profound in its implications for pterosaur evolution, and will be remembered as a crucial revelation in helping us understand the roles of pterosaurs in Earth’s prehistoric ecosystems. Belonging to an enigmatic subgroup of pterosaurs known as darwinopterans (Named...

01st Apr 2021

Abelisaurid Dinosaur Discovered in Argentina

Paleontologists have identified a brand new genus and species of Abelisaurid hailing all the way from Argentina! The preserved skull fragments from which it was identified are quite well preserved, allowing us to draw some reasonable conclusions about Abelisaurid diversity. The dinosaur bears the name “Llukalkan aliocranianus“, meaning “The frightening one” in the native Mapuche language of the Argentinian pampas. Llukalkan would have stalked the plains of Argentina around 80 million years ago, placing it...

10th Feb 2021

Book Review: Inglorious Empire

For the entirety of the 19th century, and leading up to the mid 20th century, the British Empire had the world in its iron colonial grip, pillaging, murdering, and subjugating in order to amass scores of wealth and comfort for the Englishman. The most egregious of these inflictions however, across the entirety of the Empire, was probably dealt to South Asia. Shashi Tharoor, an Indian parliament member, gives a fantastic explanation as to why he...

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...

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