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Tag: Dinosaurs

Researchers Discover Two New Chinese Dinosaurs: Bannykus and Xiyunykus

Digit reduction occurs many times in tetrapod evolution, and the most famous example is the 'horse series' of North America.…

Floral Scents Have Provided Olfactory Excitement Since Mid-Cretaceous Period

The compounds behind the perfumes and colognes you enjoy have been eliciting olfactory excitement since dinosaurs walked the Earth amid…

Paleontologists Discover First North American Co-occurrence of Hadrosaur and Therizinosaur Tracks

An international team of paleontologists and other geoscientists has discovered the first North American co-occurrence of hadrosaur and therizinosaur tracks…

Scientists Link Dinosaur Expansion to the Carnian Pluvial Episode

It is commonly understood that the dinosaurs disappeared with a bang – wiped out by a great meteorite impact on…

Paleontologists Provide New Perspective on Triassic Period, Emergence of Dinosaurs

After a great mass extinction shook the world about 252 million years ago, animal life outside of the ocean began…

‘Bloat-and-Float’ Explains Dinosaur Fossil Mystery

A scientist with the Canadian Museum of Nature has answered a long-standing mystery about why fossils of ankylosaurus—the “armoured tanks”…

Cretaceous Footprints Found at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

A slab of sandstone discovered at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center contains at least 70 mammal and dinosaur tracks from…

Newly Discovered Dinosaur (Mansourasaurus shahinae) Links Africa and Europe

When it comes to the final days of the dinosaurs, Africa is something of a blank page. Fossils found in…

Tiny Jurassic Dinosaur Featured Rainbow Ruff and a Bony Crest

Ancient dinosaurs were adorned in some amazing ways, from the horns of the triceratops to the plates and spikes of…

Exceptionally Preserved Embryos Detail the Life History of a Pterosaur

The pterosaur record is generally poor, and pterosaur eggs are even rarer. Only a handful of isolated occurrences of eggs…

Newly Discovered Fossils Reveal Man’s Earliest Ancestors

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth have discovered fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind on the Jurassic Coast…

Scientists Identify a New Species of Giant Birdlike Dinosaur

The mystery of the world’s largest dinosaur eggs has been solved, paleontologists have identified the Baby Louie specimen as the…

Earth’s Dinosaurs Went Extinct About the Same Time Arsia Mons Volcanic Activity Ceased

A new study from NASA reveals that the giant Martian shield volcano Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at…

Scientists Discover the Remains of Cold Weather Dinosaurs

Scientists from Florida State University and the University of Alaska Fairbanks have uncovered a new species of duck-billed dinosaur, a…

Recent Discoveries Change How We Think about Dinosaurs

Five recent discoveries has re-shaped how scientists and the general public view dinosaurs. Dinosaurs are cool. That's not up for…

Zhenyuanlong Suni – The Newly Discovered Feathered Cousin of the Velociraptor

Paleontologists working in China unearthed the fossil remains of one of the closest cousins of Velociraptor, but it looks just…

New Horned Dinosaur Species – Wendiceratops Pinhornensis

Researchers discover a new species of horned dinosaur, Wendiceratops pinhornensis. Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Dr. Michael Ryan co-led the discovery…

New Species of Horned Dinosaur – Regaliceratops Peterhewsi

A newly published study details the discovery of a new species of horned dinosaur, Regaliceratops peterhewsi. About 10 years ago,…