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May 21, 2019

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Paleontologists Report World's Biggest Tyrannosaurus Rex

Paleontologists have just reported the world's biggest Tyrannosaurus rex and the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada. The 13-metre-long T. rex, nicknamed 'Scotty,' lived in prehistoric ... read more

Teenage T. Rex Was Already Chomping on Prey

New research indicates that even as a teenager the Tyrannosaurus rex showed signs that it would grow up to be a ferocious predator. Scientists reported evidence that a juvenile T. rex fed on a large ... read more
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The Dinosaur Menu, as Revealed by Calcium

By studying calcium in fossil remains in deposits in Morocco and Niger, researchers have been able to reconstruct the food chains of the past, thus explaining how so many predators could coexist in ... read more

Rare Scottish Dinosaur Prints Give Key Insight Into Era Lost in Time

A series of rare dinosaur footprints discovered on the Isle of Skye in Scotland is helping experts establish details of an important period in dinosaur ... read more

Dinosaur Age Meets the Space Age

A slab of sandstone found on the campus of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland may help scientists rewrite the history of mammal and dinosaur co-existence during the Cretaceous ... read more

Synchrotron Sheds Light on the Amphibious Lifestyle of a New Raptorial Dinosaur

A well-preserved dinosaur skeleton from Mongolia unites an unexpected combination of features that defines a new group of semi-aquatic predators related to Velociraptor. Detailed 3-D synchrotron ... read more

Time to Rewrite the Dinosaur Textbooks? Not Quite Yet!

The classification of the dinosaurs might seem to be too obscure to excite anyone but the ... read more

Newly Described Giraffid Species May Help Trace Evolution of Giraffe Ancestors

A new giraffid species from Spain may extend the range and timespan of the ancestors of giraffes, according to a new ... read more

'Bandit-Masked' Feathered Dinosaur Hid from Predators Using Multiple Types of Camouflage

Researchers have revealed how a small feathered dinosaur used its color patterning, including a bandit mask-like stripe across its eyes, to avoid being detected by its predators and ... read more

'Mega-Carnivore' Dinosaur Roamed Southern Africa 200 Million Years Ago

An international team of scientists has discovered the first evidence that a huge carnivorous dinosaur roamed southern Africa 200 million year ... read more

New Tyrannosaur Fossil Is Most Complete Found in Southwestern US

A fossilized skeleton of a tyrannosaur discovered in Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was airlifted by helicopter Oct 15, and delivered to the Natural History Museum of Utah ... read more

New Dinosaur Discovery Suggests New Species Roosted Together Like Modern Birds

The Mongolian Desert has been known for decades for its amazing array of dinosaurs, immaculately preserved in incredible detail and in associations that give exceedingly rare glimpses at behavior in ... read more

Seven Complete Specimens of New Flower, All 100 Million Years Old

A Triceratops or Tyrannosaurus rex bulling its way through a pine forest likely dislodged flowers that 100 million years later have been identified in their fossilized form as a new species of ... read more

Unique Imaging of a Dinosaur's Skull Tells Evolutionary Tale

Researchers using Los Alamos' unique neutron-imaging and high-energy X-ray capabilities have exposed the inner structures of the fossil skull of a 74-million-year-old tyrannosauroid dinosaur ... read more

Dinosaur-Era Plant Found Alive in North America for First Time

A large species of green algae was discovered alive in North America for the first time ever, with the only previous record being fossils dating back to the time of the ... read more

Why Tyrannosaurus Was a Slow Runner and Why the Largest Are Not Always the Fastest

No other animal on land is faster than a cheetah -- the elephant is indeed larger, but slower. For small to medium-sized animals, larger also means faster, but for really large animals, when it comes ... read more

Kinect Scan of T. Rex Skull Addresses Paleontological Mystery

A new system with $150 worth of hardware offers alternative to 3-D scanners that cost 200 times as much, report scientists who have used it on the skull of a T. rex ... read more

Gigantic Crocodile With T. Rex Teeth Was a Top Land Predator of the Jurassic in Madagascar

Little is known about the origin and early evolution of the Notosuchia, hitherto unknown in the Jurassic period. New research on fossils from Madagascar begin to fill the gap in a million-year-long ... read more

Tiny Fossils Reveal Backstory of the Most Mysterious Amphibian Alive

The fossils of an extinct species from the Triassic Period are the long-missing link that connects Kermit the Frog's amphibian brethren to wormlike creatures with a backbone and two rows of ... read more

3-D-Modeling of Food Residues in 230 Million Years Old Fossil Feces

Synchrotron scanning can produce high-quality 3-D models of well-preserved food residues from fossil ... read more

Rare Tooth Find Reveals Horned Dinosaurs in Eastern North America

A chance discovery in Mississippi provides the first evidence of an animal closely related to Triceratops in eastern North America. The fossil, a tooth from rocks between 68 and 66 million years old, ... read more

Secrets Behind T. Rex's Bone Crushing Bites: T. Rex Could Crush With 8,000 Pound Bite Forces

The giant Tyrannosaurus rex pulverized bones by biting down with forces equaling the weight of three small cars while simultaneously generating world record tooth pressures, according to a new ... read more

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