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Dinosaurs News
May 20, 2019

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Researchers describe a hitherto unknown bird from the late Jurassic period. It is the second bird capable of flight, after the famous Archaeopteryx, to be identified from ... read more
'Suskityrannus gives us a glimpse into the evolution of tyrannosaurs just before they take over the planet,' said ... read more
The duck-billed hadrosaurs walked the Earth over 90-million years ago and were one of the most successful groups of ... read more
Before they evolved the ability to fly, two-legged dinosaurs may have begun to flap their wings as a passive effect of running along ... read more
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New Species of Tiny Tyrannosaur Foreshadows Rise of T. Rex

A newly discovered, diminutive -- by T. rex standards -- relative of the tyrant king of dinosaurs reveals crucial new information about when and how T. rex came to rule the North American ... read more

Marsupial Lived Among Arctic Dinosaurs

A research team has discovered a previously unknown species of marsupial that lived in Alaska's Arctic during the era of dinosaurs, adding a vivid new detail to a complex ancient landscape. The ... read more

New Dinosaur With Heart-Shaped Tail Provides Evolutionary Clues for African Continent

A new dinosaur that wears its 'heart' on its tail provides new clues to how ecosystems evolved on the African continent during the Cretaceous ... read more

Fossils of New Oviraptorosaur Species Discovered in Mongolia

A new oviraptorosaur species from the Late Cretaceous was discovered in ... read more

First Discovered Fossil Feather Did Not Belong to Iconic Bird Archaeopteryx

A 150-year-old fossil feather mystery has been solved. Researchers applied a novel imaging technique, laser-stimulated fluorescence, revealing the missing quill of the first fossil feather ever ... read more

Iguana-Sized Dinosaur Cousin Discovered in Antarctica

Scientists have discovered the fossils of an iguana-sized reptile, which they named 'Antarctic king,' that lived at the South Pole 250 million years ago (it used to be warmer). Antarctanax ... read more

The 210-Million-Year-Old Smok Was Crushing Bones Like a Hyena

Coprolites, or fossil droppings, of the dinosaur-like archosaur Smok wawelski contain lots of chewed-up bone fragments. This led researchers to conclude that this top predator was exploiting bones ... read more

Long-Necked Dinosaurs Rotated Their Forefeet to the Side

Long-necked dinosaurs (sauropods) could orient their forefeet both forward and sideways. The orientation of their feet depended on the speed and center of mass of the animals. An international team ... read more

Molecular Analysis of Anchiornis Feather Gives Clues to Origin of Flight

Researchers have performed molecular analysis on fossil feathers from a small, feathered dinosaur from the Jurassic. Their research could aid scientists in pinpointing when feathers evolved the ... read more

Ancient Carpet Shark Discovered With 'Spaceship-Shaped' Teeth

The world of the dinosaurs just got a bit more bizarre with a newly discovered species of freshwater shark whose tiny teeth resemble the alien ships from the popular 1980s video game ... read more

Spectacular Flying Reptiles Soared Over Britain's Tropical Jurassic Past

Spectacular flying reptiles armed with long teeth and claws which once dominated the skies have been rediscovered, thanks to new ... read more

Huge Armored Dinosaurs Battled Overheating With Nasal Air-Conditioning

Researchers show that the heavily armored, club-tailed ankylosaurs had a built-in air conditioner in their ... read more

450 Fossilized Millipedes Found in 100-Million-Year-Old Amber

Over 450 millipedes, fossilized in 100-million-year-old Burmese amber, were recently discovered by a research team. Using micro-CT technology, the scientists identified 13 out of the 16 main groups ... read more

The Oldest Large-Sized Predatory Dinosaur Comes from the Italian Alps

Early Jurassic predatory dinosaurs are very rare, and mostly small in size. Saltriovenator zanellai, a new genus and species is the oldest known ceratosaurian, and the world's largest (1 ton) ... read more

New Discovery Pushes Origin of Feathers Back by 70 Million Years

An international team of palaeontologists has discovered that the flying reptiles, pterosaurs, actually had four kinds of feathers, and these are shared with dinosaurs -- pushing back the origin of ... read more

'Treasure Trove' of Dinosaur Footprints Found in Southern England

More than 85 well-preserved dinosaur footprints -- made by at least seven different species -- have been uncovered in East Sussex, representing the most diverse and detailed collection of these trace ... read more

Gigantic Mammal 'Cousin' Discovered

During the Triassic period (252-201 million years ago) mammal-like reptiles called therapsids co-existed with ancestors to dinosaurs, crocodiles, mammals, pterosaurs, turtles, frogs, and lizards. One ... read more

Rare Fossil Bird Deepens Mystery of Avian Extinctions

Today's birds descend from a small number of bird species living before the dinosaur extinction. Some of the birds that went extinct, the enantiornithines, were actually more common than and ... read more

A Toast to the Proteins in Dinosaur Bones

Burnt toast and dinosaur bones have a common trait, according to a new study. They both contain chemicals that, under the right conditions, transform original proteins into something new. It's a ... read more

Most Complete Study on Europe's Greatest Hadrosaur Site Published

The Basturs Poble site (Lleida) is the most important site in Europe when it comes to hadrosaur remains. It has yielded over 1000 fossils, probably pertaining to the same species. Palaeontologists ... read more

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