- Double - clawed Raptor unearthed in Romania.
- A new genus of short-armed dromaeosaurid is described from the Early Cretaceous Yixian Formation of China.
- The hair-like filaments found in pterosaurs are officially described as pycnofibers.
- A new report from the scientific journal Lethaia suggests that theropod dinosaurs preyed upon juveniles and newborns, as opposed to fully grown adults.
- A new analysis of the remains of a Tyrannosaurus rex has confirmed traces of protein from blood and bone, tendons, or cartilage.
- Newly described remains of the stem-group mammal Suminia are announced which indicate that it was aboreal and had opposable, grasping thumbs.
- A new species of the therizinosaur Nothronychus, N. graffami, is announced.
- A new theropod from the Cretaceous Kem Kem Beds of Morocco, Kemkemia, is described.
- Trace fossils of dinosaur burrows found in Victoria, Australia are described in the journal Cretaceous Research.
- Armadillosuchus, an armored crocodylomorph from the Late Cretaceous of Brazil, is described in the Journal of South American Earth Sciences.
- Three new Australian dinosaurs are described in the online journal PLoS ONE, Australovenator, Diamantinasaurus, and Wintonotitan.
- The discovery of Ganlea megacania is announced and may provide clues as to how some primates relate to each other.
- Joan Wiffen, who found the first dinosaur bones in New Zealand and was a recipient of the Morris Skinner Award from SVP has died at age 87.
- A recent review of the dinosaur genus Saurornithoides has determined that one species, S. junior, is lacking and has been assigned to the new genus Zanabazar.
- A new study that analyzed the teeth of the hadrosaur Edmontosaurus suggests that hadrosaurs were more likely to graze on low-growing, silica-rich plants than on tall bushes.
- The description of Megapiranha, the giant 3 foot long transitional piranha, is announced in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.
- The largest allosauroid theropod tooth is described by paleontologists in Spain.
- Chinese paleontologist Zhai Renjie dies from complications due to blood vessel tumors on June 22. He was 77.
- The discovery of the new Late Jurassic herbivorous ceratosaur from China, Limusaurus (pictured) is announced in the journal Nature.
- A new species of Psittacosaurus, Psittacosaurus gobiensis, is announced.
- Fossilized teeth of Anchitherium, a three-toed browsing horse, are discovered in Panama Canal sediments.
- Anoiapithecus brevirostris, is a newly described 12 million year old hominid that had modern facial features.
- A new paper published in Acta Palaeontologica Polonica suggests that sauropods kept their heads up high, not horizontally.
- A new extinct lemur species is discovered in Madagascar.
- Paleontologists announce the discovery of Darwinius masillae, a 47-million-year-old fossil, may represent an important intermediate form in primate evolution.
- New research has been published in the journal Palaeontologia Electronica regarding Paleocene dinosaurs.
- The oldest known dinosaur proteins are found in the fossilized leg of an 80-million-year-old duck-billed dinosaur!
- The discovery of Puijila darwini, the oldest ancestor of modern pinnipeds ever found, is announced.
- New chinese dinosaurs are announced, including the forefather of Tyrannosaurus and the largest ornithomimosaurid yet.
- Three newly identified species of Octopus are described.
- Recent events regarding the Sacaco dentition have come to light, revealing that the shark was about 20 years old when it died.
- The oldest known fossil brain of a prehistoric fish is found.