What was the first dinosaur fossil found?

Answer Found in 1819 by William Buckland in Stonsfield, England, the Megalosaurus Bucklandii is the first documented dinosaur fossil, a portion of the dinosaurs dentry, or "material including teeth and po... Read More »

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Where was the first fossil found?

The first documented fossil was in England in 1676. Reverend Plot discovered a massive thigh bone (femur) thought to belong to a "giant," but experts proposed that it was from a dinosaur. A publish... Read More »

When was the first fossil of prokaryotes found?

The first prokaryote fossils were found in 1914 by C.D. Walcott. Found in colonies called stromatolites, these bacteria are the oldest known fossils at 3.5 billion years. Formerly thought to be ext... Read More »

When were the first dinosaur bones found?

Dinosaur fossils could have been discovered as long ago as 2,000 years ago in ancient China (thought to be dragon bones at the time), and in 1673 a "giant" bone was found in England. The first bone... Read More »

How many years ago were protists first found in the fossil records?

Protists are eukaryotes, organisms with cells that have nuclei and membrane-enclosed organelles like mitochondria. The oldest eukaryote fossils are about 2.1 billion years old. These early single-c... Read More »