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Dinosaurs ended – and originated – with a bang!

It is commonly understood that the dinosaurs disappeared with a bang -- wiped out by a great meteorite impact on the Earth 66 million...

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,...

World’s largest dinosaur found in Scotland

Scientists have discovered the biggest dinosaur site in Scotland on the Isle of Skye after stumbling across giant footprints fossilized into coastal rock. The 70cm-wide...

New Patagonian predator sheds light on mysterious meat-eating dinosaur group

The new predatory dinosaur Tratayenia rosalesi crosses a stream in what is now Patagonia, Argentina roughly 85 million years ago. Although many new dinosaur species...

Researchers investigate ‘baby’ tyrannosaur fossil unearthed in Montana

For now, there are just a few things researchers and students at the University of Kansas want people to dig about the new dinosaur...

New Ornithomimosaur from Arkansas Described

Last week, a new species of dinosaur was described in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. The dinosaur, Arkansaurus fridayi, is an ornithomimosaur the Early...

Decade of fossil collecting gives new perspective on Triassic period, emergence...

After a great mass extinction shook the world about 252 million years ago, animal life outside of the ocean began to take hold. The...

Dinosaur frills and horns did not evolve for species recognition

The elaborate frills and horns of a group of dinosaurs including Triceratops and Styracosaurus did not evolve to help species recognise each other, according...

The curse of zombie fossils

New research has revealed how the history of life can be distorted by the ways animals decompose and lose body parts as they decay...

The early bird got to fly: Archaeopteryx was an active flyer

The question of whether the Late Jurassic dino-bird Archaeopteryx was an elaborately feathered ground dweller, a glider, or an active flyer has fascinated palaeontologists...

Pterosaurs went out with a bang, not a whimper

Fossils of six new species of pterosaurs - giant flying reptiles that flew over the heads of the dinosaurs - have been discovered by...

Ash from dinosaur-era volcanoes linked with shale oil, gas

Nutrient-rich ash from an enormous flare-up of volcanic eruptions toward the end of the dinosaurs' reign kicked off a chain of events that led...

Flipside of a dinosaur mystery: ‘Bloat-and-float’ explains belly-up ankylosaur fossils

A scientist with the Canadian Museum of Nature has answered a long-standing mystery about why fossils of ankylosaurs—the "armoured tanks" of the dinosaur world—are...

Locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs might be predicted from that of ground-running...

A new model based on ground-running birds could predict locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs based on their speed and body size, according to a study...

A one-two punch may have helped deck the dinosaurs

The debate goes on: What killed off the dinosaurs? New University of Oregon research has identified gravity-related fluctuations dating to 66 million years ago along...

Rare dinosaur discovery in Egypt could signal more finds

A skeleton has been unearthed in Egypt's Western Desert, whose ancient sands have long helped preserve remains, but unlike most finds this one isn't...

Dinosaurs were ‘too successful for their own good’

The migration of the dinosaurs across the globe was so rapid that it may have contributed to their demise, new research has found. A study...

Rare ichthyosaur is only second known example

A rare 200 million-year-old ichthyosaur specimen has been discovered in a private collection 22 years after it was originally found. The fossil is only the...

Dinosaur age meets the space age

A slab of sandstone discovered at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center contains at least 70 mammal and dinosaur tracks from more than 100 million...

New Egyptian dinosaur reveals ancient link between Africa and Europe

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

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