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December 12, 2019

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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 ... 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

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

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
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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

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

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

Bird With Unusually Long Toes Found Fossilized in Amber

Researchers have discovered a bird foot from 99 million years ago preserved in amber that had a hyper-elongated third toe. The study suggests that this bird might have used its toes to hook food out ... read more

Antarctic Marine Life Recovery Following the Dinosaurs' Extinction

A new study shows how marine life around Antarctica returned after the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs. A team studied just under 3000 marine fossils collected from Antarctica to ... read more

Dinosaur Bones Are Home to Microscopic Life

Scientists went looking for preserved collagen, the protein in bone and skin, in dinosaur fossils. They didn't find the protein, but they did find huge colonies of modern bacteria living inside ... read more

Feathers Came First, Then Birds

New research suggests that feathers arose 100 million years before birds -- changing how we look at dinosaurs, birds, and pterosaurs, the flying ... read more

In Hot Pursuit of Dinosaurs: Tracking Extinct Species on Ancient Earth Via Biogeography

Identifying the movements of extinct species from millions of years ago can provide insights into ancient migration routes, interaction between species, and the movement of ... read more

Thai Dinosaur Is a Cousin of T. Rex

Scientists have identified two new dinosaur species. They analyzed fossil finds that were already discovered 30 years ago in Thailand. Both species are distant relatives of T. rex, but with a ... read more

First Birds: Archaeopteryx Gets Company

Researchers describe a hitherto unknown bird from the late Jurassic period. It is the second bird capable of flight, after the famous Archaeopteryx, to be identified from this ... read more

New Three-Foot-Tall Relative of Tyrannosaurus Rex

'Suskityrannus gives us a glimpse into the evolution of tyrannosaurs just before they take over the planet,' said Sterling ... read more

Running May Have Made Dinosaurs' Wings Flap Before They Evolved to Fly

Before they evolved the ability to fly, two-legged dinosaurs may have begun to flap their wings as a passive effect of running along the ... read more

Duck-Billed Dinosaurs: Evolutionary Bursts Led to Weird and Wonderful Head Crests

The duck-billed hadrosaurs walked the Earth over 90-million years ago and were one of the most successful groups of dinosaurs. But why were these 2-3 ton giants so successful? A new study shows that ... read more

Flowering Plants, New Teeth and No Dinosaurs: New Study Sheds Light on the Rise of Mammals

A new study has identified three factors critical in the rise of mammal communities since they first emerged during the Age of Dinosaurs: the rise of flowering plants; the evolution of tribosphenic ... read more

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