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Fossil shark turns into mystery pterosaur

Palaeontologists have made a surprising discovery while searching through 100-year-old fossil collections from the UK -- a new mystery species of pterosaur, unlike anything...

New analysis refutes claim that dinosaurs were in decline before asteroid...

A new study from researchers at the University of Bath and Natural History Museum looking at the diversity of dinosaurs shows that they were...

Researchers reconstruct the first complete brain of one of the oldest...

The study of the brain of extinct organisms sheds lights on their behaviors. However, soft tissues, like the brain, are not usually preserved for...

These two bird-sized dinosaurs evolved the ability to glide, but weren’t...

Despite having bat-like wings, two small dinosaurs, Yi and Ambopteryx, struggled to fly, only managing to glide clumsily between the trees where they lived,...

Tooth marks and lost teeth offer insights into dinosaur feeding behavior

The carcass of a large long-necked dinosaur in the Junggar Basin in northwestern China served as food for several other dinosaurs, Tübingen paleontologists say,...

Beak bone reveals pterosaur like no other

A new species of small pterosaur -- similar in size to a turkey -- has been discovered, which is unlike any other pterosaur seen...

Evidence that prehistoric flying reptiles probably had feathers refuted

The debate about when dinosaurs developed feathers has taken a new turn with a paper refuting earlier claims that feathers were also found on...

Lost digits point to spread of parrot-like dinosaur

A newly discovered species of toothless, two-fingered dinosaur has shed light on how a group of parrot-like animals thrived more than 68 million years...

Dinosaur feather study debunked

A new study provides substantial evidence that the first fossil feather ever to be discovered does belong to the iconic Archaeopteryx, a bird-like dinosaur...

Jaws of death: Paleontologist renames giant, prehistoric marine lizard

Some 92 to 66 million years ago, as the Age of Dinosaurs waned, giant marine lizards called mosasaurs roamed an ocean that covered North...

Dino teeth research prove giant predatory dinosaur lived in water

A discovery of more than a thousand dinosaur teeth, by a team of researchers from the University of Portsmouth, proves beyond reasonable doubt that...

Modelling of ancient fossil movement reveals step in the evolution of...

Scientists from the University of Bristol and the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) used three-dimensional computer modelling to investigate the hindlimb of Euparkeria capensis–a small...

Newly discovered rare dinosaur embryos show sauropods had rhino-like horns

An incredibly rare dinosaur embryo discovered perfectly preserved inside its egg has shown scientists new details of the development and appearance of sauropods which...

How to weigh a dinosaur

How do you weigh a long-extinct dinosaur? A couple of ways, as it turns out, neither of which involve actual weighing -- but according...

Using math to examine the sex differences in dinosaurs

Male lions typically have manes. Male peacocks have six-foot-long tail feathers. Female eagles and hawks can be about 30% bigger than males. But if...

Scelidosaurus : First complete dinosaur skeleton ever found is ready for...

The first complete dinosaur skeleton ever identified has finally been studied in detail and found its place in the dinosaur family tree, completing a...

Ichthyosaur’s last meal is evidence of Triassic megapredation

Some 240 million years ago, a dolphin-like ichthyosaur ripped to pieces and swallowed another marine reptile only a little smaller than itself. Then it...

How dinosaur research can help medicine

The intervertebral discs connect the vertebrae and give the spine its mobility. The disc consists of a cartilaginous fibrous ring and a gelatinous core...

Dinosaurs’ unique bone structure key to carrying weight

Weighing up to 8,000 pounds, hadrosaurs, or duck-billed dinosaurs were among the largest dinosaurs to roam the Earth. How did the skeletons of these...

Biologist sequence genome of rare reptilian ‘living fossil’

A lizard-like creature whose ancestors once roamed the Earth with dinosaurs and today is known to live for longer than 100 years may hold...

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