As the United States was recovering from the social and political turmoil of the Civil War, a rivalry emerged in the nascent field of American Paleontology. Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope, former friends turned competing paleontologists, began scouring the American West for prehistoric fossil deposits in the hopes of discovering unknown species from […]
Some of the rarest and most detailed fossils on Earth owe their stunning preservation to dust blown out to sea by glacial winds. Soft-bodied creatures usually rot or get eaten before sediment can bury and fossilize their fragile tissues. Yet a zoo of squishy animals that swam 435 million years ago is exquisitely preserved in […]
He has been hauled back from the brink of extinction a number of times over the last five years but at long last Marmaduke is nearly done. Watch this space for developments or follow him on Facebook here.