This new fossil specimen of the worm Utahscolex ratcliffei helped University of Kansas graduate student Anna Whitaker solve a 50-year-old marine-worm mystery. This specimen preserves the everted mouthparts (upper left). The body of the worm is covered of rows of tiny round plates, which were used to redescribe the species. […]

The fossilized leaves belonging to the Welwitschiophyllum plant. Credit: University of Portsmouth A remarkable new treasure has been found by scientists from the University of Portsmouth — the first fossil plant gum on record. The beautiful, amber-like material has been discovered in 110 million-year-old fossilized leaves. University of Portsmouth Ph.D. […]