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March 28, 2020

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'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 ... read more

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 ... read more

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 ... read more

When Penguins Ruled After Dinosaurs Died

The newly described Kupoupou stilwelli has been found near New Zealand's South Island and it appears to be the oldest penguin known with proportions close to its modern ... read more
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A Carnivorous Dinosaur Species Regrew All Its Teeth Every Few Months

A meat-eating dinosaur species that lived in Madagascar some 70 million years ago replaced all its teeth every couple of months or so, a new study has found, surprising even the researchers. In fact, ... read more

Dinosaur Skull Turns Paleontology Assumptions on Their Head

A team of researchers has unearthed a well-preserved Styracosaurus skull -- and its facial imperfections have implications for how paleontologists identify new species of dinosaurs. Nicknamed Hannah, ... read more

First Evidence of Feathered Polar Dinosaurs Found in Australia

A cache of 118 million-year-old fossilized dinosaur and bird feathers has been recovered from an ancient lake deposit that once lay beyond the southern polar ... read more

Superfood for Mesozoic Herbivores?

The long-necked, big bodied sauropod dinosaurs comprise some of the largest terrestrial vertebrates to walk the earth. These behemoths were herbivores that survived solely on plant material. There ... read more

Discriminating Diets of Meat-Eating Dinosaurs

A big problem with dinosaurs is that there seem to be too many meat-eaters. From studies of modern animals, there is a feeding pyramid, with plants at the bottom, then plant-eaters, and then ... read more

Paleontologists Discover Complete Saurornitholestes Langstoni Specimen

The discovery of a nearly complete dromaeosaurid Saurornitholestes langstoni specimen is providing critical information for the evolution of theropod dinosaurs, according to new ... read more

Huge Dinosaurs Evolved Different Cooling Systems to Combat Heat Stroke

Different dinosaur groups independently evolved gigantic body sizes, but they all faced the same problems of overheating and damaging their ... read more

Meet Siamraptor Suwati, a New Species of Giant Predatory Dinosaur from Thailand

Fossils discovered in Thailand represent a new genus and species of predatory dinosaur, according to a new ... read more

What Did Ancient Crocodiles Eat? Study Says as Much as a Snout Can Grab

To study the diet of ancient crocodiles, two researchers combined mathematical analyses of the animals' shapes, surveys of modern crocodiles' diet, modeling methods for reconstructing the ... read more

T. Rex Used a Stiff Skull to Eat Its Prey

A Tyrannosaurus rex could bite hard enough to shatter the bones of its prey. But how it accomplished this feat without breaking its own skull bones has baffled paleontologists. That's why ... read more

What Color Were Fossil Animals?

Scientists have evaluated fossil color reconstruction methods and proposed a new study framework that improves and expands current ... read more

Croc-Like Carnivores Terrorized Triassic Dinosaurs in Southern Africa 210 Million Years Ago

Giant, predatory croc-like animals that lived during the Triassic period in southern Africa preyed on early dinosaurs and mammal relatives 210 million years ago. These predators, known as ... read more

A New Duck-Billed Dinosaur

The dinosaur, whose nearly complete skeleton was unearthed from 72 million year old marine deposits in Mukawa Town in northern Japan, belongs to a new genus and species of a herbivorous hadrosaurid ... read more

T. Rex Had an Air Conditioner in Its Head, Study Suggests

Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs on the planet, had an air conditioner in its head, suggest scientists who are challenging over a century of previous ... read more

Dinosaur Brains from Baby to Adult

New research sheds light on how the braincase of the dinosaur Psittacosaurus developed and what this reveals about its ... read more

No Teeth Cleaning Needed: Crocodiles Shed Old Teeth, Grow New Ones

Having one of the most powerful bites in the animal kingdom, crocodiles must be able to bite hard to eat their food such as turtles, wildebeest and other large prey. Now, researchers have found that ... read more

Permian Lizard-Like Animal Suffered from a Bone Condition Similar to Paget's Disease

A lizard-like animal that lived 289 million years ago suffered from a bone condition similar to Paget's disease, according to a new ... read more

New Species of Dinosaur Discovered After Lying Misidentified in Fossil Vaults for 30 Years

A PhD student in South Africa has discovered a new dinosaur species in the University's vaults, after it has been laying misidentified in a collection for 30 ... read more

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 a new article as a new genus and species, Aquilarhinus palimentus. This dinosaur has been named ... read more

Small Horned Dinosaur from China, a Triceratops Relative, Walked on Two Feet

Auroraceratops, a bipedal dinosaur that lived roughly 115 million years ago, has been newly described by paleontologists. More than 80 individuals of this species have been found in China's ... read more

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