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Rocks at asteroid impact site record first day of dinosaur extinction

When the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs slammed into the planet, the impact set wildfires, triggered tsunamis and blasted so much sulfur into...

A new duck-billed dinosaur, Kamuysaurus japonicus, identified

The dinosaur, whose nearly complete skeleton was unearthed from 72 million year old marine deposits in Mukawa Town in northern Japan, belongs to a...

T. rex had an air conditioner in its head

Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs on the planet, had an air conditioner in its head, suggest scientists from the University of...

Fossil colour studies are changing our idea of how dinosaurs looked

What colour were the dinosaurs? If you have a picture in your head, fresh studies suggest you may need to revise it. New fossil...

Ancient die-off greater than the dinosaur extinction

Clues from Canadian rocks formed billions of year ago reveal a previously unknown loss of life even greater than that of the mass extinction...

Filter-feeding pterosaurs were the flamingos of the Late Jurassic

Modern flamingoes employ filter feeding and their feces are, as a result, rich in remains of microscopically-small aquatic prey. Very similar contents are described...

Dinosaur brains from baby to adult

New research by a University of Bristol palaeontology post-graduate student has revealed fresh insights into how the braincase of the dinosaur Psittacosaurus developed and...

Sex appeal helped dinosaurs take flight

Attracting mates with showy displays may have helped dinosaurs develop feathers that let them take flight, according to new research by University of Alberta...

New species of early dinosaur described from South Africa

A new dinosaur species has been discovered after laying misidentified in a museum collection for 30 years. Prof Paul Barrett, a dinosaur researcher at the...

Colossal dinosaur bone find in France thrills scientists

Scientists have unearthed a huge two-metre (6.5-foot) dinosaur bone in a winegrowing village in southwestern France dubbed a "national treasure" for its prehistoric gems. The...

Strange new species of duck-billed dinosaur identified

The most complete skull of a duck-billed dinosaur from Big Bend National Park, Texas, is revealed in the Journal of Systematic Palaeontology as a...

Small horned dinosaur from China, a Triceratops relative, walked on two...

Many dinosaur species are known from scant remains, with some estimates suggesting 75% are known from five or fewer individuals. Auroraceratops rugosus was typical...

When the dinosaurs died, lichens thrived

When an asteroid smacked into the Earth 66 million years ago, it triggered mass extinctions all over the planet. The most famous victims were...

Tooth enamel analyses offer insights into the diet and habitat of...

Together with an international team, Senckenberg scientist Hervé Bocherens studied the fossilized teeth of the carnivorous dinosaur Tarbosaurus bataar. Based on stable isotopes, the...

Desert-dwelling carnivorous dinosaur found in Brazil

A desert-based carnivorous dinosaur that used claws to capture small prey 90 million years ago has been unearthed in southern Brazil, scientists said Wednesday. Just...

The ancient croc that preyed on dinosaurs

A new species of crocodile has been described from opalised fossils found at Lightning Ridge in NSW, Australia, from a fossil unearthed more than...

Pterosaur : What Is a Pterosaur?

Pterosaur Pterosaurs were flying reptiles of the extinct clade or order Pterosauria. For most of the Mesozoic, they persisted: from the early Triassic to the...

Feathers came first, then birds

New research, led by the University of Bristol, suggests that feathers arose 100 million years before birds -- changing how we look at dinosaurs,...

In hot pursuit of dinosaurs: Tracking extinct species on ancient Earth...

One researcher at the University of Tokyo is in hot pursuit of dinosaurs, tracking extinct species around ancient Earth. Identifying the movements of extinct...

Thai dinosaur is a cousin of T. rex

Scientists from the University of Bonn and the Sirindhorn Museum in Thailand have identified two new dinosaur species. They analyzed fossil finds that were...

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