DNA analysis shows Griffin Warrior ruled his Greek homeland

A forensic reconstruction by Lynne Schepartz and Tobias Houlton imagines what the Griffin Warrior might have looked like. Credit: Lynne Schepartz and Tobias Houlton/HVRU/University of Witwatersrand Using new scientific tools, University of Cincinnati archaeologists discovered that an ancient Greek leader known today as the Griffin Warrior likely grew up around the seaside city he would … Read more

Scientists discover fossils of giant sea lizard that ruled the oceans 66 million years ago

Artist’s representation of Thalassotitan atrox. Credit: Andrey Atuchin Researchers have discovered a huge new mosasaur from Morocco, named Thalassotitan atrox, which filled the apex predator niche. With massive jaws and teeth like those of killer whales, Thalassotitan hunted other marine reptiles—plesiosaurs, sea turtles, and other mosasaurs. At the end of the Cretaceous period, 66 million … Read more