Dinosaurs

Over 200 Million Years Old – Scientists Discover Africa’s Oldest Known Dinosaur

During two digs in Zimbabwe in 2017 and 2019, a graduate student from Virginia Tech discovered and unearthed the fossil…

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What Really Killed Dinosaurs and Other Life on Earth? Maybe NOT an Asteroid Strike

Dartmouth-led research fortifies link between mega volcanoes and mass extinctions. What killed the dinosaurs 66 million years ago at the…

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Evolution and Diversity of Reptiles Driven by 60 Million Years of Climate Change

Reptiles had one heck of a coming-out party just over 250 million years ago during the end of the Permian…

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Mystery Solved: How Did Dinosaurs Support Their Gigantic Bodies?

A study reveals how dinosaurs carried their massive weight. Researchers have solved a long-standing mystery by figuring out how sauropod…

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Harvard Researchers Discover Global Warming Spawned the Age of Reptiles

Harvard researchers find rapid evolution of reptiles was triggered by nearly 60 million years of global warming and climate change.…

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Massive Impact Crater Beneath the North Atlantic Reveals Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Wasn’t Alone

A newly discovered impact crater below the seafloor suggests that more than one asteroid may have hit Earth during the…

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Large Dinosaur Predators – Such As T. rex – Evolved Different Eye Socket Shapes To Allow Stronger Bites

According to new research, large dinosaur predators, such as Tyrannosaurus rex, evolved different shapes of eye sockets to better deal…

2 months ago

New Plesiosaur Fossil Discovery – What It Means for the Loch Ness Monster

Plesiosaur fossils discovered in an ancient riverbed suggests some species, traditionally thought to be sea creatures, may have lived in…

2 months ago

“Bold Theory” That T. rex Was 3 Species Rebutted – “Tyrannosaurus rex Remains the One True King of the Dinosaurs”

Paleontologists find insufficient evidence that the iconic Tyrannosaurus rex should be reclassified. A bold assertion made earlier this year that…

2 months ago

New Giant Dinosaur Discovery Reveals Why Many Prehistoric Carnivores Had Such Tiny Arms

Discovery provides insight into the evolution and anatomy of big, carnivorous dinosaurs. Researchers discovered a new huge, meat-eating dinosaur, dubbed…

2 months ago

Meraxes Gigas: Giant New Carnivorous Dinosaur Discovered With Tiny Arms Like T. rex

Meraxes gigas — a new species of dinosaur has been discovered with disproportionally short arms just like T. rex called…

3 months ago

How Cockroaches Survived the Asteroid That Led to the Extinction of Dinosaurs

When the asteroid now known as the Chicxulub impactor fell from outer space and slammed into the Earth 66 million…

3 months ago

Study of Ancient Mass Extinction Reveals Dinosaurs Took Over Earth Amid Ice, Not Warmth

Thriving in a Series of Sudden Global Chills That Killed Competitors Many of us are familiar with the popular theory…

3 months ago

Europe’s Largest Predatory Dinosaur Unearthed on the Isle of Wight

Despite a land area of just 148 square miles (384 km2), the Isle of Wight, an island off England, is…

4 months ago

Remains of Europe’s Largest Land Predator Discovered on the Isle of Wight

Paleontologists have identified the remains of one of Europe’s largest ever land hunters. Spinosaurids, or spinosauridae (meaning "spined lizards") is…

4 months ago

Hot-Blooded or Cold-Blooded? Chemical Clues Solve One of the Oldest Mysteries in Paleontology

Paleontologists have been debating for decades whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded, like modern mammals and birds, or cold-blooded, like modern reptiles.…

4 months ago

Pterosaur Discovery Solves Ancient Feather Mystery: Flying Reptiles Could Change the Color of Their Feathers

Remarkable new evidence that pterosaurs, the flying relatives of dinosaurs, were able to control the color of their feathers using…

5 months ago

“Big John” Triceratops Specimen Has Skull Injuries That May Have Come From Combat With Another Dinosaur

The fossilized remains of the triceratops specimen known as ‘Big John’ display injuries to the skull that may have occurred…

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