fossil

In this Monday, June 30, 2014, paleontologist Bruce Hanson looks at a Desmostylus tooth on a hillside at the Calaveras Dam replacement project in Fremont, Calif.  The Desmostylus is a hippo-like animal that is now extinct. Giant teeth from a 40-foot-long shark and portions of what could turn out to be an entire whale skeleton are among the hundreds of fossils being carefully unearthed at a dam construction site in Silicon Valley. (AP Photo/ Bay Area News Group, Aric Crabb)

Dam construction turns up fossil treasure trove

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Giant teeth from a 40-foot-long shark and portions of what could turn out to be an entire whale skeleton are among more than 500 fossils that have been unearthed at a […]

07/07/2014

This undated artist rendering provided by the journal Nature shows a depiction of the Metaspriggina. (AP Photo/Nature, Conway Morris, Jean-Bernard Caron, Marianne Collins)

Fossils reveal details of jawless ancient fish

NEW YORK (AP) — New fossils are providing critical details about one of the earliest known fishes, and researchers say that helps show how jaws evolved in animals that have backbones. The fish is called […]

06/11/2014

Court battle over dinosaur skeleton

A fossil of a fearsome T. Rex relative has been auctioned in New York City despite the Mongolian government’s objections and a judge’s order blocking the sale. The 24-foot-long tarbosaurus skeleton sold for more than […]

05/21/2012