With their tiny forelimbs and long hindlimbs and feet, jerboas are oddly proportioned creatures that look something like a pint-size cross between a kangaroo and the common mouse.
Scientists have discovered that rock-wallabies living in north east Queensland are sharing genetic material despite belonging to six different species.
Scientists have long theorized that the long neck of modern-day giraffes evolved to enable them to find more vegetation or to develop a specialized method of fighting.
After millions of years of amphibians, dinosaurs, and early mammals ruling the forests and swamps of the hot, humid Mesozoic and early Cenozoic, a new habitat emerged. Small patches of grasslands sprang up and spread as the ...
How did humans get from using stone tools to using power tools? Not on their own, according to the results of an Arizona State University study released Thursday in the journal Nature Communications.
Citizen scientists from across the globe are needed to help a team of University of Sheffield researchers map 3D scans of the bills of every living species of bird in the world.
Throughout the natural world, shape, physiology and behavior are strongly related to the size of the organisms.
The chameleon's exceptional tree-climbing ability is dependent on vital ball-and-socket joints in its wrists and ankles, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology. The study also ...
Where you and I might see flesh and bones, Murdoch University's Dr Natalie Warburton sees evolution, conservation and the endless battle between predator and prey.
The size, shape, and solidity of an egg can tell us a lot, but until we can see inside, there is still an opportunity for surprise. Unfortunately, when you have an ancient fossilized lizard egg, you can't just crack it open ...