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 […]

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 […]

Nullarbor kangaroo was able to climb trees

Flinders University palaeontology researchers have helped to discover and describe a new species of climbing kangaroo. The scientists from Flinders and Perth’s Murdoch University found the […]

Brains ‘primed’ for life on land

A new study adds another layer to the remarkable evolutionary transition of life from water to land on Earth. The international study of the prehistoric ‘relic’ […]

Science educators honoured on Australia Day

Leading Australia Day Honours have been awarded to maverick fossil hunter and conservationist Professor Rod Wells and popular Flinders University physics teacher Associate Professor Maria Parappilly. […]

Inside view of evolutionary flight path

Flinders researchers studying the giant cassowary’s eating, breathing and vocal structures have found a new way to gain details about evolution. The study even found a […]

Fossil expands ancient fish family tree

A second ancient lungfish has been discovered in Africa, adding another piece to the jigsaw of evolving aquatic life forms more than 400 million years ago. […]