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Did mosasaurs hunt like killer whales?

Did prehistoric sea creatures called mosasaurs subdue prey by ramming them with their bony snouts like killer whales do today? It's a theory that University...

Newly described fossils could help reveal why some dinos got so...

By the time non-avian dinosaurs went extinct, plant-eating sauropods like the Brontosaurus had grown to gargantuan proportions. Weighing in as much as 100 tons,...

Ledumahadi mafube: South Africa’s new jurassic giant

A new species of a giant dinosaur has been found in South Africa's Free State Province. The plant-eating dinosaur, named Ledumahadi mafube, weighed 12...

Japan’s largest complete dinosaur skeleton comes to life

The unearthed bones of Mukawaryu, Japan's largest complete dinosaur skeleton, have now been prepared and pieced together, giving us a fuller and clearer image...

How did alvarezsaurian dinosaurs evolve monodactyl hand?

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

Rare intermediate fossils give researchers insight into evolution of bird-like dinosaur

An international team of researchers discovered a new species of dinosaur, Xiyunykus pengi, during an expedition to Xinjiang, China. The discovery is the latest...

Two new Chinese dinosaurs discovered

Professor Jonah Choiniere from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa was a leading member of the team and is a co-author on...

200-million year old Pterosaur ‘built for flying’

Scientists on Monday unveiled a previously unknown species of giant pterosaur, the first creatures with a backbone to fly under their own power. Neither dino...

Those fragrances you enjoy? Dinosaurs liked them first

The compounds behind the perfumes and colognes you enjoy have been eliciting olfactory excitement since dinosaurs walked the Earth amid the first appearance of...

First North American co-occurrence of Hadrosaur and Therizinosaur tracks found in...

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

New dinosaur found in the wrong place, at the wrong time

A new dinosaur called Lingwulong shenqi or 'amazing dragon from Lingwu' has been discovered by an Anglo-Chinese team involving UCL. The announcement, published in Nature...

Paleontologists discover largest dinosaur foot ever

The Black Hills region of the United States is famous today for tourist attractions like Deadwood and Mount Rushmore, but around 150 million years...

Newly discovered armored dinosaur from Utah reveals intriguing family history

Fossils of a new genus and species of an ankylosaurid dinosaur -- Akainacephalus johnsoni -- have been unearthed in the Kaiparowits Formation of Grand...

Growing a dinosaur’s dinner

Scientists have measured the nutritional value of herbivore dinosaurs' diet by growing their food in atmospheric conditions similar to those found roughly 150 million...

Rare skull of elephant ancestor unveiled in France

A French farmer kept quiet for years after stumbling across the skull of an extinct ancestor of the elephant near the Pyrenees mountains, the...

Chasing dinosaurs in Myanmar’s conflict-ridden north

"Amber hunters" on a quest for a Jurassic Park-style discovery of dinosaur remains sift through mounds of the precious resin in Myanmar—a lucrative trade...

Oldest mammal in Brazil lived in the age of dinosaurs

Brasilestes stardusti is the name given to the oldest known mammal found in Brazil. It lived in what is now the northwest of São...

Tiny paragliding beetle that lived with dinosaurs discovered in amber, named...

Featherwing beetles are smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. They get their name from the feathery fringe on their wings...

Jurassic diet: Why our knowledge of what ancient pterosaurs ate might...

Whenever we think about extinct animals we often imagine them eating their favourite meals, whether it be plants, other animals or a combination of...

World’s oldest lizard fossil discovered

An international team of paleontologists, which includes the University of Bristol, have identified the world's oldest lizard, providing key insight into the evolution of...

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