Plesiosaurs were the oddballs of the sea. They resembled a cross between a dolphin and a crocodile, balancing their tiny heads on giraffe-like necks. Despite the Frankenstein factor, these carnivorous reptiles owned the ancient oceans and left behind fascinating facts.
The extinction of the dinosaurs marked the end of one era, but heralded the beginning of another. It only took the Earth a few million years to recover from the after effects of the asteroid impact, but it was a changed world. This hub profiles one small corner of that world, in a time called the Eocene...
Dinosaurs get all the glory. Their appeal often overshadows other species that existed with them. Non-dinosaur fossils reveal rare glimpses into reptiles, birds and mammals when T. Rex ruled.
This article explores the life, traits, and characteristics of the dinosaur known as the Velociraptor.
65 million years ago, a massive asteroid crashed into the Earth. It wiped out 70 per cent of all life, including the most successful, the dinosaurs. But what if the asteroid had missed? What would the world be like today, if the dinosaurs had survived...
Stegosaurus is one of the most well known and fascinating dinosaurs, but most people probably don't know much about these amazing prehistoric creatures.
Biologists were shocked when a strange prehistoric animal was found alive in 1938. The Coelacanth was presumed extinct for 65 million years.
Have you ever stopped and wondered why all the large and dangerous animals seem to live in Africa? Or why we seem to harbour an incurable fascination with monsters? The answers to these questions could well lie in our past, where our remote ancestors lived alongside Africa's real monsters...
Who would win, the Livyatan (Leviathan) Melvillei, the massive predatory whale, or the Megalodon shark? Here's a look at what might have happened when these prehistoric sea monsters clashed.
Some scientists are trying to bring extinct animals back to life through a process called cloning. The idea is exciting but also controversial.
What makes the Cretaceous sea worse than any other in history is that there isn't just one predator to worry about, but a whole collection of them, including sharks, lightning fast killer fish and fearsome giant marine reptiles called mosasaurs.