0000-0001-7794-0218The first fossils of a giant ancestor of the great white shark have been discovered in Victoria, Australia. Philip Mullaly, a fossil enthusiast, was having a stroll down the beach at Victoria’s popular surf coast,
0000-0001-7794-0218Did you know that some times scientists make mistakes? Yep, I know it might be shocking, but they’re not always right, despite liking to think so some times. But this is one of the beautiful
0000-0001-7794-0218Snakes are beautiful and bizarre animals. Limbless vertebrates, they have been around for more than 150 million years, and occupy almost every ecological role possible, including living under the sea! Over geological time, they have
0000-0001-7794-0218Naming a new species is a wonderful thing to do. It’s a statement that you’ve discovered an entirely new organism to science, and naming it is a personal touch about how you perceive the importance
0000-0001-7794-0218Tyrannosaurs – the weird lovers we always wanted them to be? Coming in at a tied 6/7th place for the Top 10 Open Access Fossil Taxa of 2017 is a dinosaur that needs no introduction. —————- Crocodiles
0000-0001-7794-0218Modern crocodiles and their ancestors, the crocodyliforms, have a weird and wonderful evolutionary history. If you look back in time through the fossil record, we see that we have a huge diversity of species with
0000-0001-7794-0218Crocodiles are freakin’ amazing animals. They’ve been around for about 250 million years, and throughout this time have survived two mass extinctions, and at least twice decided to hitch up and take to the seas.
0000-0001-7794-0218Hey there, and welcome to the PLOS Paleo* Community blog! My name’s Jon, and along with Sarah and Andy, I’ll be one of your new blog editors! Just a quick intro here to get things