06th Oct 2020

Prehistoric Crocodyliform Discovered in Spain

A new genus and species of crocodyliform has been discovered in Catalonia, Spain, from a partial skeleton. Hailing from the Cretaceous period, this animal brings us a fascinating picture of the ecosystems of prehistoric Spain in the last era of the dinosaurs. Named “Ogresuchus furatus“, (Literally referencing the fact that it looks like an ogre), this animal lived approximately 72 million years ago. Based on a partial upper jaw discovered, paleontologists can accurately state that...

08th Jul 2020

Insectivorous Archosaur Discovered in Madagascar

A new genus and species of archosaur has been unearthed in Madagascar! 22 years ago, a fragmentary skeleton of a tiny ornithodiran was discovered by paleontologists in Madagascar’s Makay Formation, located in the Morondava Basin of Southwest Madagascar. The discovery was initially made in 1998, yet it was analyzed in 2019, and finally formally named and described in 2020. This archosaur, named Konganophon kely, was an insectivore growing only to about 4 inches in height,...