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Mammals in the time of dinosaurs held each other back

A new study led by researchers from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, University of Oxford and the University of Birmingham for Current...

What can a dinosaur’s inner ear tell us? Just listen

If paleontologists had a wish list, it would almost certainly include insights into two particular phenomena: how dinosaurs interacted with each other and how...

Fearsome tyrannosaurs were social animals, study shows

The fearsome tyrannosaur dinosaurs that ruled the northern hemisphere during the Late Cretaceous period (66-100 million years ago) may not have been solitary predators...

How many T. rexes were there? Billions

How many Tyrannosaurus rexes roamed North America during the Cretaceous period? That's a question Charles Marshall pestered his paleontologist colleagues with for years until he...

Tiny cat-sized stegosaur leaves its mark

A single footprint left by a cat-sized dinosaur around 100 million years ago has been discovered in China by an international team of palaeontologists. University...

Asteroid dust found in crater closes case of dinosaur extinction

Researchers believe they have closed the case of what killed the dinosaurs, definitively linking their extinction with an asteroid that slammed into Earth 66...

The comet that killed the dinosaurs

It was tens of miles wide and forever changed history when it crashed into Earth about 66 million years ago. The Chicxulub impactor, as it's...

New light shed on behavior of giant carnivorous dinosaur Spinosaurus

New research from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Maryland, has reignited the debate around the behaviour of the giant dinosaur...

When dinosaurs disappeared, forests thrived

It's known that the primary cause of the mass extinction of dinosaurs, about 66 million years ago, was a large asteroid impact. But the...

New dinosaur showed descendants how to dress to impress

Scientists have found the most elaborately dressed-to-impress dinosaur ever described and say it sheds new light on how birds such as peacocks inherited their...

Research reveals unexpected insights into early dinosaur’s brain, eating habits and...

A pioneering reconstruction of the brain belonging to one of the earliest dinosaurs to roam the Earth has shed new light on its possible...

Paleontologists find pterosaur precursors that fill a gap in early evolutionary...

Here's the original story of flight. Sorry, Wright Brothers, but this story began way before your time -- during the Age of the Dinosaurs. Pterosaurs...

Archaeopteryx fossil provides insights into the origins of flight

Flying birds moult their feathers when they are old and worn because they inhibit flight performance, and the moult strategy is typically a sequential...

Only dinosaurs found in ireland described for the first time

The only dinosaur bones ever found on the island of Ireland have been formally confirmed for the first time by a team of experts...

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...

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