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Asteroid impact, not volcanoes, made the Earth uninhabitable for dinosaurs

Modelling of the Chicxulub asteroid impact 66 million years ago shows it created a world largely unsuitable for dinosaurs to live in. The asteroid, which...

Tiny Japanese dinosaur eggs help unscramble Cretaceous ecosystem

When most of us think of dinosaurs, we envision large, lumbering beasts, but these giants shared their ecosystems with much smaller dinosaurs, the smaller...

Scientists discover what an armored dinosaur ate for its last meal

More than 110 million years ago, a lumbering 1,300-kilogram, armour-plated dinosaur ate its last meal, died, and was washed out to sea in what...

Palaeontologists create most detailed virtual 3-D-model of endocranial cast and blood...

Palaeontologists from St Petersburg University have been the first to study in detail the structure of the brain and blood vessels in the skull...

Argentine paleontologists discover small carnivorous dinosaur

Fossilized remains of a new species of dinosaur that lived 90 million years ago have been discovered in Patagonia, Argentine paleontologists announced on Thursday. The...

Nevada home to 246M-year-old fossil of pregnant ichthyosaur

Autumn was closing in fast on northern Nevada when Martin Sander took one last look around the excavation site in the Augusta Mountains 150...

Chinese pterodactyl wings its way to the United Kingdom

The first ever specimen of a pterodactyl, more commonly found in China and Brazil, has been found in the United Kingdom. A fossil hunter recently...

In stressed ecosystems Jurassic dinosaurs turned to scavenging, maybe even cannibalism

Big theropod dinosaurs such as Allosaurus and Ceratosaurus ate pretty much everything—including each other, according to a new study, "High Frequencies of Theropod Bite...

Dinosaur-dooming asteroid struck earth at ‘deadliest possible’ angle

The simulations show that the asteroid hit Earth at an angle of about 60 degrees, which maximised the amount of climate-changing gases thrust into...

Elaphrosaur : Australia’s first elaphrosaur discovered in Victoria

A chance discovery by a volunteer dinosaur digger has unearthed an unusual toothless dinosaur, known as an elaphrosaur, that roamed Australia 110 million years...

New research examining dinosaur tooth fossils provides crucial insight into vertebrate...

In the age of giant reptiles, sauropods were the biggest of all. Long-tailed, long-necked species like Diplodocus and Apatosaurus were the largest dinosaurs. From...

Jurassic Park got it wrong: Research indicates raptors didn’t hunt in...

A new University of Wisconsin Oshkosh analysis of raptor teeth published in the peer-reviewed journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology shows that Velociraptors and their kin...

Arctic Edmontosaurus lives again: A new look at the ‘caribou of...

A new study by an international team from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas and Hokkaido University and Okayama University of...

Jurassic Park in eastern Morocco: Paleontology of the Kem Kem Group

The Kem Kem beds in Morocco are famous for the spectacular fossils found there, including at least four large-bodied non-avian theropods, several large-bodied pterosaurs...

Giant teenage shark from the dinosaur era

In 1996, palaeontologists found skeletal remains of a giant shark at the northern coast of Spain, near the city Santander. Here, the coast comprises...

Researchers offer glimpse into dinosaur ecosystems

By casting an eye into the daily lives of dinosaurs millions of years in the past, Western researchers may be helping humanity get a...

Mahogany tree family dates back to last hurrah of the dinosaurs

You might own something made from mahogany like furniture, paneling or a musical instrument. Mahogany is a commercially important wood, valued for its hardness and...

Pterosaurs and other fossil flyers to better engineer human-made flight

Pterosaurs were the largest animals ever to fly. They soared the skies for 160 million years -- much longer than any species of modern...

The World’s Oldest Dinosaur Eggs

An international team of scientists led by the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, has been able to reconstruct, in the smallest details,...

The first dinosaurs probably didn’t have feathers

Over the last two decades there has been a revolution in the study of dinosaurs after it was discovered that some of these extinct...

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