Although this accidental find revealed a vanishingly rare phenomenon, it might help us to understand an important change throughout the tree of life.
To compensate for a lack of teeth, the dinosaur was equipped with powerful, enlarged jaws that were likely used to crush eggs, seeds, mollusks, and other hard items for feeding.
Crocodiles hiding in caves sound like a dragon myth replete with human skeletons littering a dark den come to life. Cave dwelling crocodiles are a reality, though.
The discovery of fossilized droppings in Poland has yielded new insights into a late Triassic dinosaur that roamed the Earth 210 million years ago.
When a wildfire rages, some animals fly, hop, or run to safety. But fish can’t. During a fire, the temperature of a stream or river will sometimes rise to a lethal degree.