Scutosaurus karpinskii is one of the pareiasaurs, possible relatives of turtles that had spikes and thickened knobs around their skull. This animal, measuring roughly eight feet in length, lived during the Late Permian, about 253 million years ago.
A million-year-old skull found in Georgia could turn current understanding of evolution on its head. A new study claims that early man did not come from Africa as seven species, but was actually a single ‘homo erectus’ with variations in looks.
The impressive skull of ‘Nutcracker man’ (Paranthropus boisei) skull. This specimen has a slightly longer face than that of the skull above. Notice the huge molars giving this skull it’s nickname. (Image by Wiki member Durova.
Archaeopteryx The Berlin specimen of the first bird (Archaeopteryx lithographica) is considered the most famous fossil of the world. It is about 150 million years old and was discovered in limestone deposits in Eichstaett / Bavaria. Archaeopteryx has both characteristics, such as bird flight feathers and leg and reptile features such as a tail bone and the front claws. He is regarded as a kind of transitional form between dinosaurs and birds.