Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

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Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

18 articles found

Footprints discovered from the last dinosaurs to walk on UK soil The discovery is the last record of dinosaurs in Britain.

17 June 2021 6 min read

Footprints from at least six different species of dinosaur - the very last dinosaurs to walk on UK soil 110 million years ago - have been found in Kent, a new report has announced.

An artist's impression of the dinosaurs and their footprints

DinoMAYnia celebrates all things dinosaur In the podcast, we learn about Dr Ibrahim’s passion for palaeontology and hear about his recent discoveries.

07 May 2021 1 min read

In a new podcast, Dr Nizar Ibrahim talks about all things dinosaur and why we are still fascinated by these animals, millions of years after they became extinct.

Artists impression of a T-Rex dinosaur

Enormous ancient fish discovered by accident A serendipitous discovery of a fossilised bony lung reveals a massive ancient fish.

15 February 2021 4 min read

Fossilised remains of a fish that grew as big as a great white shark and the largest of its type ever found have been discovered by accident.

an example of what a complete fish fossil coelacanth looks like

New ‘sea dragon’ discovered off UK coastline

09 December 2020 3 min read

An amateur fossil hunter has unearthed a new type of prehistoric ‘sea dragon’ on the beach of the UK’s Dorset coast.

seadragon

Fossil shark turns in to mystery pterosaur

10 November 2020 3 min read

Palaeontologists have made a surprising discovery while searching through 100-year-old fossil collections from the UK – a new mystery species of pterosaur, unlike anything seen before.

North African Alanqa

Beak bone reveals pterosaur like no other University of Portsmouth experts unearth some astonishing fossils from fieldwork in Morocco.

13 October 2020 4 min read

A new species of small pterosaur - similar in size to a turkey - has been discovered, which is unlike any other pterosaur seen before due to its long slender toothless beak.

Kiwi pterosaur Meg Jacobs2-800x400

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