The microscopic specimen was found trapped inside a lump of amber dating back to the Miocene epoch.
Palaeontologists have identified two predatory species of dinosaur that roamed what is now the Isle of Wight.
Archaeologists have identified what are now thought to be the oldest footprints ever found on the continent.
Even the fiercest dinosaurs may have wagged their tails back and forth when running and walking.
The fossil remains of a particularly unusual species of prehistoric whale have been unearthed in Egypt.
Scientists have identified a mammoth that roamed a distance equivalent to circling the entire planet twice.
Scientists in China have discovered a fossil skull belonging to what could be a totally new human species.
Named 'Nesher Ramla Homo', this previously unknown species of human walked the Earth 120,000 years ago.
Weighing the equivalent of four elephants, Paraceratherium linxiaense was an absolute monster.
A new study has indicated that the largest shark that ever lived may have been even bigger than we thought.
An absolutely gargantuan dinosaur - the largest ever found in Australia - has been unearthed in Queensland.
Archaeologists have unearthed a child who was buried at Panga ya Saidi cave almost 80,000 years ago.
It's arguably the world's most famous dinosaur, but just how many of these notorious carnivores were there ?
A new study has indicated that Homo sapiens dined almost exclusively on meat for over two million years.
A new study has shown that the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs also gave birth to the Amazon rainforest.
Palaeontologists have unearthed the fossil remains of a new species of large, carnivorous dinosaur in Argentina.
Scientists have painstakingly recreated the faces of two of our earliest ancestors dating back millions of years.
Palaeontologists have unearthed what is thought to be the oldest member of one of the largest dinosaur species.
Scientists believe that a historic reversal of the Earth's magnetic field may have proven catastrophic.
Scientists have extracted DNA from the teeth of mammoths that roamed the Earth 1.2 million years ago.