Paleontologists have discovered Scotland's first known icthyosaur, a large marine reptile that swam in the seas around Skye some 170 million years ago. Called Dearcmhara shawcrossi (pronounced jark vara ), it's one of only a few species to be given a Gaelic name. The creature was about 13 feet long and hunted fish and… » 1/12/15 5:40pm 1/12/15 5:40pm

This dramatic fossil shows an ancient marine reptile giving birth

This 248 million-year-old fossil is incredible for two reasons. First, it shows the tragic moment an Ichthyosaur died giving birth. Second, it's the oldest evidence of a live reptilian birth — about 10 million years older than previous samples. » 2/13/14 3:23pm 2/13/14 3:23pm