High-tech look inside opalised fossil

Palaeontologists are using the Flinders University micro-CT scanner and 3D printing to reconstruct a small dinosaur preserved as opal for more than 100 million years in […]

Big bird bones show slow breeding

Big bones from the extinct ‘thunder bird’ or dromornithid, excavated in the northern reaches of the Flinders Ranges and near Alice Springs, have yielded new insights […]

Aussie vulture claws back from the past

Australia’s first fossil vulture has been confirmed more than 100 years after it was first described as an eagle. The discovery, by Flinders University and the […]

Digging in to our ancient past

A team of Australian and international scientists have discovered thousands of well preserved ancient specimens from the Miocene epoch (23m – 5m years ago) in inland […]

New clues to ‘big bird’ extinction

A rare fossil discovery by Flinders University researchers illuminates the ultimate survival test faced by Genyornis newtoni, the last of Australia’s famous giant birds – the […]

Ancient fish had a ‘big brain’

Sophisticated CT scanning of the cranium of a Queensland fish fossil has given new insights to explain how fish first left the water to invade land […]

New study revises fossil discovery

An international team of scientists have debunked an earlier description of a fossil thought to be the remarkable missing link between lizards and snakes. The new […]

Ancient eagle ruled the roost

A 25-million-year-old eagle fossil found in South Australia adds to the long evolutionary history of raptors in Australia. In a remarkable discovery, Flinders University palaeontologists have […]