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Prehistoric Animals

These 7 Animals Survived What Dinosaurs Couldn't

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.04.2015 | Green

Have you ever wondered what life was like when dinosaurs roamed the earth? Well, it turns out, there are vestiges of that life everywhere today. T...

Jacqueline Howard

These 5 Prehistoric Mammals Were Pretty Monstrous

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.24.2014 | Science

There's no doubt bunnies, piglets, and even squirrels are cute and cuddly -- but it turns out that some of their prehistoric ancestors and relatives w...

LOOK: Stunning 'Paleoart' Will Beam You Back Into A Ferocious Prehistoric World

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.13.2014 | Science

Ever wish you could jump in a time machine and travel back to the age of dinosaurs? What were terrifying prehistoric beasts like megalodon and T. rex ...

Fossil Holds Clues To Prehistoric Beast's Origins

Posted 03.15.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/15/2013 11:56 AM EDT on LiveScience A new genus and species of extinct saber-toothed cat ha...

Ancient 'Crocs' Chowed Down On Baby Dinos, Fossils Suggest

Posted 03.01.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/27/2013 05:05 PM EST on LiveScience Crocodile-like beasts may have nibbled on young dinosa...

Andres Jauregui

YIKES: Ancient 'Jaws' Sported Teeth Like Circular Saw

HuffingtonPost.com | Andres Jauregui | Posted 03.01.2013 | Science

It's a mystery that has puzzled paleontologists for a century, but scientists are now gaining a better understanding of a bizarre prehistoric fish cal...

Spiky Sea Creatures Lived HOW Long Ago?

Posted 02.04.2013 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner Published: 02/04/2013 11:37 AM EST on LiveScience The remains of eight new species of crustaceans, including the oldest known sp...

Fossils Cast Doubt On 'Killer Walrus' Claims

Posted 01.17.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 01/17/2013 12:16 PM EST on LiveScience A "killer walrus" thought to have terrorized the North Pacific 15 ...

Fossilized Fangs Cast Doubt On Saber-Tooth Theory

Posted 12.31.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 12/28/2012 10:55 AM EST on LiveScience Saber-toothed cats apparently did not go extinct for...

Armored Fish Fossils Help Scientists Solve Long-Standing Mystery

Posted 10.18.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 10/17/2012 01:12 PM EDT on LiveScience A set of jaws can invoke visions of deadly toothy shar...

Ancient 'Super-Croc' Had Strange Eating Strategy, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 10.04.2012 | Science

New research by scientists at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland reveals that prehistoric crocodiles--long thought to be practically unchanged fr...

Foreign Leader Joins Battle Over Dinosaur Skeleton

Posted 05.24.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 05/24/2012 08:12 AM EDT on LiveScience A fossilized dinosaur that was once at the top of i...

Ancient Beast Unearthed On Island Was Smallest Of Its Type

Posted 05.10.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 05/08/2012 07:07 PM EDT on LiveScience The smallest dwarf mammoth, standing at under 4 feet...

Woolly Mammoth Extinction Gets Surprising New Explanation

| Posted 03.06.2012 | Science

The past few tens of millennia were hard times for the "megafauna" of the world. Hundreds of big-bodied species—from the mammoths of North America t...

Coyotes Used To Be Way Bigger, Fossils Suggest

Posted 02.28.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/27/2012 03:06 PM EST on LiveScience In ancient times, when woolly mammoths and cave bear...