The Elephant Bird or Aepyornis, has been extinct for at least 300 years. It was 3 metres tall, weighed up to 400 kilos and laid one of the largest eggs known in the natural world. It may come as no surprise then that it was flightless! H.G. Wells’ collection of short stories ‘Tales of Wonder’ […]
Dinosaur Party Food – How I Can Make it?
Dinosaur Party Food? If you are reading this, we reckon you are after inspiration or encouragement as junior has asked for a Dinosaur Party – complete with dinosaur party food!!! We reckon the demand could be high this year what with the release of a certain film! So here are a few ideas – […]
Pterosaur Eggs – What do we know?
Pterosaur Eggs – what do we know? Zhejiang Museum of Natural History, China, purchased a unique fossil, found by a local farmer of a Pterosaur lying next to a fossil egg. It is assumed that the pterosaur laid the egg. Subsequent research suggests that pterosaurs behaved more like reptiles than birds when it comes to […]
Evolution and filling the gap in the fossil record?
Romers Gap, named after an influential American Professor, is the name that has been given to the period between 360 and 345 million years ago. Paleontologists used to scratch their heads to explain the lack of fossils from this gap – a mere 15 million years. Before 360 million years ago there were no […]
Where Can I Get a Good Quiz? With Answers!
Bit random but we love quizzes! We are delighted if you want to use our quiz – you could always fess up to where you found it – answers below – no cheating! Section 1: The Movies: The following lines are from which films: 1 ‘There’s no place like home’. 2 ‘Are you policemen?’ ‘No […]
Early Birds – fascinating fossils?
Early Birds A 50 million year old fossilised bird was found in Wyoming USA. It is only 10 centimetres long. Its well-defined feathers lead Paleontologist Daniel Ksepka to think that it was an earlier cousin of humming birds and swifts. It looks really cute. A bit like a prehistoric cave drawing of a chick. […]