Dinosaur fossils don't come much more impressive than this. With 98 per cent of its skeleton preserved, this young predatory theropod from southern Germany may be the most complete dinosaur ever found.
Fossil finds hint at when apes and monkeys went separate ways
Fossil discoveries from the East African Rift revealed two unreported species of early primates, depicted here: Rukwapithecus, front, center, and Nsungwepithecus filling in a 10-million-year gap in the fossil record from a period when apes and Old World monkeys diverged. The primates lived during the Oligocene epoch, which lasted from about 34 million to 23 million years ago, at a time when mammals began to evolve rapidly.
Fossil remains of Old World lizard discovered in New World overturn long-held hypothesis of lizard evolution..."This fossil is an 80 million year old specimen of an acrodontan in the New World," explains Caldwell. "It's a missing link in the sense of the paleobiogeography and possibly the origins of the group, so it's pretty good evidence to suggest that back in the lower part of the Cretac