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Four dinosaurs discovered in Montana

A team of paleontologists from the University of Washington and its Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture excavated four dinosaurs in northeastern Montana...

First dinosaur era crab fully preserved in amber discovered

Fossils trapped in amber provide a unique snapshot of the anatomy, biology, and ecology of extinct organisms. The most common fossils found in amber,...

Two new species of large predatory dinosaur discovered on Isle of...

A new study led by palaeontologists at the University of Southampton suggests that bones found on the Isle of Wight belong to two new...

‘Raptor-like’ dinosaur discovered in Australian mine, actually uncovered as a timid...

Fossil footprints found in an Australian coal mine around 50 years ago have long been thought to be that of a large 'raptor-like' predatory...

Early dinosaurs may have lived in social herds as early as...

To borrow a line from the movie "Jurassic Park:" Dinosaurs do move in herds. And a new study shows that the prehistoric creatures lived...

Dinosaurs’ ascent driven by volcanoes powering climate change

The rise of dinosaurs coincided with environmental changes driven by major volcanic eruptions over 230 million years ago, a new study reveals. The Late Triassic...

Modern snakes evolved from a few survivors of dino-killing asteroid

A new study suggests that all living snakes evolved from a handful of species that survived the giant asteroid impact that wiped out the...

Who was king before Tyrannosaurus? Uzbek fossil reveals new top dino

Iconic tyrannosauroids like T. rex famously dominated the top of the food web at the end of the reign of the dinosaurs. But they...

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...

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