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A large predator from the Pyrenees

A fossilized lower jaw has led an international team of palaeontologists, headed by Bastien Mennecart from the Natural History Museum Basel, to discover a new species of predator that once lived in Europe. These...

Europe’s largest land predator found on the Isle of Wight

Research led by palaeontologists at the University of Southampton has identified the remains of one of Europe’s largest ever land hunters in recently published PeerJ Life & Environment article A European giant: a large spinosaurid (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from...

New Sabre-Tooth Predator Precedes Cats by Millions of Years

Paleontologists describe sabre-toothed mammal new to science, offering view into evolution of meat-eaters in recently published PeerJ Life & Environment article Diegoaelurus, a new machaeroidine (Oxyaenidae) from the Santiago Formation (late Uintan) of southern California...

A new 225-million-year-old reptile from Brazil

In a new study published in PeerJ – Reassessment of Faxinalipterus minimus, a purported Triassic pterosaur from southern Brazil with the description of a new taxon – researchers present Maehary bonapartei a small reptile that is considered to be...