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Did Dakotaraptor Really Face Off Against Tyrannosaurus?

By now you’ve probably heard about the giant “raptor” uncovered in South Dakota. The dinosaur’s discovery came as quite a shock. For the past century <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i> has dominated our imaginations as the sole apex predator of the Hell Creek Formation, but <i>Dakotaraptor steini</i>, as Robert DePalma and …

Newest find for Burpee Museum of Natural History is 'parrot on steroids'

ROCKFORD — Steve Simpson and Jerry Strohecker are from Pearl City, so it’s fitting that the dinosaur they found on a dig in Montana’s Hell Creek …

419-Million Year Old 'Missing Link' Fish Fossil Discovered

Seen here looking like a cross between a shark, killer whale, cowboy boot and a sea turtle with an unfortunate chin penis, is an artist's impression …

Fossil Fuzz Gives “Ostrich Mimic” Dinosaur a New Look

It’s not hard to see why paleontologists call ornithomimosaurs the “ostrich mimic” dinosaurs.<p>The term is a little backwards. If anything, today’s ostriches are mimics of their distant Mesozoic cousins. But, all the same, <i>Struthiomimus</i> and <i>Gallimimus</i> of <i>Jurassic Park</i> fame had the same toothless, …

Baby Dinosaurs Found in “The Dragon’s Tomb”

The big dinosaurs get all the love. I’m not even talking about the endless “my sauropod is bigger than yours” contest, or the constant effort to one-up <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i>. I mean that for any given species, we’re obsessed with the biggest individual. That’s always held up as a fossil exemplar, and, …

The Arctic’s “Edmontosaurus” Gets a New Name

Dinosaurs lived all over the world during their Mesozoic heyday. Maps in books and documentaries drove the point home to me during my childhood dinomania, dots scattered across the globe showing all the places where the great reptiles had been found. But, no doubt influenced by <i>Fantasia</i> and the …

Hothouse Climate Slowed Dinosaurs’ Rise

It gets hot at the Hayden Quarry. Hot enough to keep away the biting gnats – eternal foe of the field paleontologist – and to require a brief siesta every afternoon in the cool of a nearby streambed. The August monsoons do little to help. The New Mexico desert greedily slurps every drop of moisture …

Bunny-Size Dinosaur Was First of Its Kind in America

Newly described relative of Triceratops was the continent's first horned dinosaur.<p>A tiny horned skull discovered 17 years ago has now been named <i>Aquilops americanus</i>, and marks the earliest arrival of horned dinosaurs in North America.<p>The fossil skull is the oldest definitive evidence of a …

Mystery of dinosaur with giant arms solved

<b>A dinosaur mystery that has baffled palaeontologists for 50 years has finally been solved.</b><p>In the 1960s, researchers unearthed two gigantic dinosaur arms. For decades, scientists have speculated about what kind of beast they belonged to.<p>Now, the rest of the dinosaur's body has been unearthed, and …

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Feathered Fossils Give Scaly Dinosaurs a Makeover

Plumage may have adorned even the earliest dinosaurs, long before flight.<p>Which came first, the feathers or the birds? Feathers first, scientists now say definitively. Yet this feathery revelation doesn't arise from discoveries of ancient birds, but of birds' ancestors—dinosaurs.<p>At a recent Berlin …

Daily Dino Fact: Mighty Mosasaur

Hey gang, our Weekly Dino Fact comes to us today via Spyro008. Spy featured some information on her blog about the amazing (and scary!) Mosasaur, so …

10 Best Recent Dinosaur Discoveries | WIRED

Dinosaurs aren't all big and scaly. The more fossils they find, and the closer they examine them, the more scientists realize how diverse these …

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Archaeopteryx

Archaeopteryx<p>(Ark-ee-OP-ter-icks)<p>Quick Facts<p>Name Meaning:<p>Ancient Wing<p>Distribution:<p>Germany<p>Time Period:<p>Length:<p>1.5 ft<p>Weight:<p>15 oz<p>Diet:<p>Carnivore<p>Linnaean …

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Fossils of dinosaurs found in Tasik Kenyir area

KUALA TERENGGANU: THE fossilised remains of a carnivorous and two herbivorous dinosaurs, said to have roamed the country some 250 million years ago, …

Paleontology

Dinosaurs Had Feathers Long Before Any Could Fly, And Now Scientists Know Why

Why did dinosaurs have feathers millions of years before the first reptiles took to the air?<p>Paleontologists have been puzzling over that question for years. But now an answer may finally be at hand, thanks to a fascinating new study by researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany.<p>“Until now, …

Oldest Horned Dinosaur in North American Discovered - D-brief

By Carl Engelking | December 10, 2014 1:00 pm<p>An artist’s reconstruction of Aquilops in its environment in ancient Montana. (Copyright Brian Engh, …

Here's What Really Killed the Dinosaurs

At the start of the 1980s, the question of what forced dinosaurs and huge numbers of other creatures to become extinct 65 million years ago was still …

Paleontology

The dinosaurs in the backyard

SYDNEY — Last week, scientists published a new bird “family tree” based on an extensive genetic analysis of dozens of species. “On the new tree, …

Paleontology

Mammoth or Mastodon: What's the Difference?

Mammoths and mastodons may have once roamed the Earth together, but they represent two distinct species of the Proboscidean family. And while these …

Paleontology

The Open Access Dinosaurs of 2014

As we enter 2015, it’s a good time to reflect on the state of paleontology and the state of open access. Because I’m a dinosaur paleontologist (my …

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