The most famous piece of Belgian portable artwork has to be the massive Chaleux stone. Engraved on both sides, it depicts a fine aurochs and a reindeer on one side and, on the other, a horse, a standing ibex and another ibex lying down. (Photo: RBINS)

The Most Ancient Belgian Art: Online and in 3D

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Reinout Verbeke

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) has launched an online museum with the oldest art objects from Belgium.

Extremely well-preserved fossil of Halszkaraptor escuilliei from Mongolia, still partly embedded in rock. (Photo: Thierry Hubin, RBINS)

Stolen Dinosaur Skeleton Turns Out To Be Swimming Raptor

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Reinout Verbeke

An international team of scientists, along with Belgian palaeontologists, has described a new dinosaur that could swim. It is the first time this adaptation has been found so clearly in a dinosaur.

Newly described species Epimeria loerzae from the Antarctic (Photo: Cédric d'Udekem d'Acoz, RBINS)

28 New Amphipod Species Discovered in Antarctica

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Reinout Verbeke

Biologists Cédric d'Udekem d'Acoz and  Marie Verheye of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences have discovered no less than 28 new amphipod species in Antarctica.

The perfectly preserved fossil of Serikornis sungei. (Photo: Thierry Hubin, RBINS)

Dinosaur 'Silky' Is A Key Fossil in Feather Evolution

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Reinout Verbeke

Belgian palaeontologists have described a new, 165 million year old dinosaur species from Northern China. Serikornis sungei –nickmane ‘Silky’ – is an important fossil in the evolution of feathers in dinosaurs. Silky had feathers on its four limbs, but could not fly.

Narwhal washed ashore along the Scheldt river in Bornem (28 april 2016).

Marine mammals in Belgium in 2016

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Kelle Moreau

In a new annual report, our scientists collect the available information on marine mammals in Belgium in 2016.


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