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July 12, 2020

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Fossil Jawbone from Alaska Is a Rare Case of a Juvenile Arctic Dromaeosaurid Dinosaur

A small piece of fossil jawbone from Alaska represents a rare example of juvenile dromaeosaurid dinosaur remains from the Arctic, according to a new ...

Famous 'Jurassic Park' Dinosaur Is Less Lizard, More Bird

From movies to museum exhibits, the dinosaur Dilophosaurus is no stranger to pop culture. Many probably remember it best from the movie 'Jurassic Park,' where it's depicted as a venom-spitting beast ...
Dinosaurs and pterosaurs may be known for their remarkable size, but a newly described species that lived around 237 million years ago suggests that they originated from ...

Different Tracks, Same Dinosaurs: Researchers Dig Deeper Into Dinosaur Movements

Using X-ray-based technology, researchers uncover shared subsurface movement patterns between birds and dinosaurs, adding a new dimension of fossil ...
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T. Rex Was a Champion Walker, Highly Efficient at Lower Speeds

A new study suggests that long legs evolved among the biggest dinosaurs to help them conserve energy as they ambled along searching for prey, rather than for speed as previously ...

Can We Really Tell Male and Female Dinosaurs Apart?

Scientists worldwide have long debated our ability to identify male and female dinosaurs. Now, research has shown that despite previous claims of success, it's very difficult to spot differences ...

Prehistoric Sea Creatures Evolved Pebble-Shaped Teeth to Crush Shellfish

Ichthyosaurs were marine reptiles during the time of the dinosaurs, and scientists don't know much about their ancestry. But by CT-scanning the fossil of one of the first ichthyosaurs, ...

Arctic Edmontosaurus Lives Again: A New Look at the 'Caribou of the Cretaceous'

A new study further explores the proliferation of the most commonly occurring duck-billed dinosaur of the ancient Arctic as the genus Edmontosaurus. The findings reinforce that the hadrosaurs -- ...

The Movie 'Jurassic Park' Got It Wrong: Raptors Don't Hunt in Packs

A new analysis of raptor teeth shows that raptorial dinosaurs likely did not hunt in big, coordinated packs like dogs. Though widely accepted, evidence for this behavior is relatively weak. Recently, ...

How Birds Evolved Big Brains

Evolutionary biologists and paleontologists have reconstructed the evolution of the avian brain using a massive dataset of brain volumes from dinosaurs, extinct birds like Archaeopteryx and the great ...

'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 and ...

Synchrotron X-Ray Sheds Light on Some of the World's Oldest Dinosaur Eggs

Scientists have reconstructed the skulls of some of the world's oldest known dinosaur embryos in 3D, using powerful and non-destructive synchrotron techniques. They found that the skulls develop ...

New Feathered Dinosaur Was One of the Last Surviving Raptors

Dineobellator notohesperus lived 67 million years ...

Late Cretaceous Dinosaur-Dominated Ecosystem

A topic of considerable interest to paleontologists is how dinosaur-dominated ecosystems were structured, how dinosaurs and co-occurring animals were distributed across the landscape, how they ...

'Wonderchicken' Fossil from the Age of Dinosaurs Reveals Origin of Modern Birds

The oldest fossil of a modern bird yet found, dating from the age of dinosaurs, has been identified by an international team of ...

Dinosaur Stomping Ground in Scotland Reveals Thriving Middle Jurassic Ecosystem

During the Middle Jurassic Period, the Isle of Skye in Scotland was home to a thriving community of dinosaurs that stomped across the ancient coastline, according to a new ...

Mystery Surrounding Dinosaur Footprints on a Cave Ceiling in Central Queensland Solved

The mystery surrounding dinosaur footprints on a cave ceiling in Central Queensland has been solved after more than a half a ...

Disease Found in Fossilized Dinosaur Tail Afflicts Humans to This Day

Researchers have identified a benign tumor found in a fossilized dinosaur tail as part of the pathology of LCH (Langerhans cell histiocytosis), a rare and sometimes painful disease that still ...

The 'Firewalkers' of Karoo: Dinosaurs and Other Animals Left Tracks in a 'Land of Fire'

In southern Africa, dinosaurs and synapsids, a group of animals that includes mammals and their closest fossil relatives, survived in a 'land of fire' at the start of an Early Jurassic mass ...

New Species of Allosaurus Discovered in Utah

A remarkable new species of meat-eating dinosaur, Allosaurus jimmadseni, was just unveiled. The huge carnivore inhabited the flood plains of western North America during the Late Jurassic Period, ...

Neutron Source Enables a Look Inside Dino Eggs

Did the chicks of dinosaurs from the group oviraptorid hatch from their eggs at the same time? This question can be answered by the length and arrangement of the embryo's bones, which provide ...

New Feathered Dinosaur Shows Dinosaurs Grew Up Differently from Birds

A new species of feathered dinosaur has been discovered in China. The one-of-a-kind specimen preserves feathers and bones that provide new information about how dinosaurs grew and how they differed ...

Researchers Learn More About Teen-Age T. Rex

A team studied two mid-sized tyrannosaur skeletons and concluded they were in fact teenage T. rex and not a new pygmy species. They also studied the interior of the leg bones to determine age and how ...

Paleontology: Experiments in Evolution

A new find from Patagonia sheds light on the evolution of large predatory dinosaurs. Features of the 8-m long specimen from the Middle Jurassic suggest that it records a phase of rapid ...

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