An award-winning artist brings ancient fossil discoveries to life through illustrations.
London's Natural History Museum sends its priceless fossil of the "first bird" - Archaeopteryx - on tour.
A previously undiscovered species of an extinct giant worm with terrifying snapping jaws and teeth has been identified by an international team of scientists. Researchers from Bristol University in the UK, Lund University in Sweden and the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada studied the 400 million year-old fossil, which had been left in storage at the museum since the mid-1990s, and discovered the remains of a giant extinct bristle worm (the marine relatives of earthworms and leeches). Lead researcher Luke Parry explains that the new species is believed to have grown to two metres in length and possessed the largest jaws ever recorded in this type of creature; complete with teeth. (Image: Artist rendition of extinct giant worm. Credit: James Ormiston)