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Scientists Discover New Aquatic Dinosaur That Looked Like A Duck But Had Claws And Teeth Like A Crocodile

Scientists have discovered a strange dinosaur that combined certain traits of ducks, swans, penguins, crocodiles, and Velociraptors. The new species, named Halszka, lived 75 million years ago and is believed to have spent most of its days in the water.

Ancient December 7, 2017

Well-Preserved 'Dinosaur Mummy' Dating Back 110-Million-Years Found In Alberta

Scientists found well-preserved fossilized remains of a ‘dinosaur mummy’ that dated back 110 million years. The fossilized remains of the dinosaur were discovered in Alberta, Canada.

Ancient May 15, 2017

Preserved Soft Tissues Found In Dinosaur That Looked Like Ghostbusters Monster

Fossils of the Zuul Crurivastator, an ankylosaur dinosaur that lived during the Cretaceous period, were found to have preserved soft tissues. How does this make the specimen a rare find?

Animals May 11, 2017

Orphan No More: Dinosaur Fossil ‘Baby Louie' Finally Identified As Member Of New Species

Famous dinosaur fossil 'Baby Louie,' found in China some 20 years ago, is now described as part of a new species of giant oviraptorosaurs. Learn more about the characteristics of the Beibeilong sinensis.

Animals May 10, 2017

New Dinosaur Species Finally Named After Decades Of Excavation: Meet The Moabosaurus Utahensis

After excavating 5,500 bones over the course of 40 years, researchers finally recognize a sauropod found in a quarry in Utah as a new dinosaur species, naming it Moabosaurus utahensis.

Animals April 15, 2017

Laser Light Reveals What Feathered Dinosaurs Looked Like - And Whether They Could Fly

Can the Anchiornis dinosaur fly, glide, or do neither? A new study harnessing laser-stimulated fluorescence (LSF) to image the prehistoric creatures' fossils helps enrich the discussion on avian evolution and dinosaur history.

Ancient March 1, 2017

Scientists Find 195-Million-Year-Old Collagen In Dinosaur Bone

Scientists have found ancient collagen and other iron-rich proteins in the bones of a Jurassic-era dinosaur. What helped preserve the soft tissue for nearly 200 million years?

Animals January 31, 2017

Researchers Confirm 80-Million-Year-Old Collagen From Brachylophosaurus Dinosaur

From the femur of a Brachylophosaurus, collagen peptides were extracted, confirming organic molecules are capable of persisting even in specimens that are tens of millions years old.

Ancient January 24, 2017

Scientists Discover 99-Million-Year-Old Feathered Dinosaur Tail Trapped In Amber

A newly discovered fossil offers scientists with strong evidence to prove that some dinosaurs did have feathers on their bodies. The 99-million-year-old specimen was preserved in a layer of resin.

Animals December 9, 2016

Mud Dragon: Bird-Like Dinosaur With Toothless Beak And Feathers Found In China

A new species of bird-like dinosaur was discovered in Southern China. The mud dragon was in an odd position when it was found, suggesting it died trying to free itself after getting stuck in the mud.

Animals November 11, 2016

Fossilized Dinosaur Brain Discovered For First Time: Similar To Crocodiles And Birds

A small clump of fossilized brain tissue from a dinosaur has been found near a watery area in England. The fossil shares similarities with the brains of modern-day birds and crocodiles and may have been from a species related to the Iguanodon.

Animals October 29, 2016

New Species Of Long-Necked Sauropod Dinosaur Spans About Half The Length Of A Basketball Court

The newly described species of titanosaur dubbed Savannasaurus elliottorum weighed the equivalent of three African elephants when it lived in the late Cretaceous. The dinosaur measured 40 feet long, or about half the length of a basketball court.

Animals October 21, 2016

Near-Complete Skull Of Tyrannosaurus Rex Unearthed In Montana

A team of paleontologists from Seattle's Burke Museum discovered an extremely rare fossil of a Tyrannosaurus rex in Montana. The rare find may help scientists unravel more details about the ferocious dinosaur.

Ancient August 24, 2016

Is The Newly Discovered Dinosaur With T. Rex Arms 'Cursed'?

After a long and arduous expedition, scientists from the Field Museum unearthed the fossils of a dinosaur with T. rex-like arms. During the trip, however, a few misfortunes befell the team.

Ancient July 15, 2016

Meet Gualicho Shinyae - The Other Dinosaur With Short, Stubby Arms

Like T. rex, Gualicho Shinyae had short arms that seem to be useless — or are they? What does this discovery teach us about this distinctive body feature?

Animals July 14, 2016

Dinosaur Study Reveals Strength Of Stegosaurus Bite

A stegosaurus' bite force is stronger than what was previously assumed. The findings from the first detailed analysis of a stegosaurus skull have debunked many assumptions about this group of herbivores.

Animals May 22, 2016

This Newly Discovered Dinosaur Suffered From A Bone Infection Before Dying

A long, long time ago, a horned, spike-frilled dinosaur got struck with a bone infection and died sometime after. Discovered by a team in Montana, the dinosaur is now named Judith. Here is her story.

Ancient May 19, 2016

Sarmientosaurus Was Droopy-Headed Dinosaur That Looked Like Eeyore

Sarmientosaurus musacchioi may have looked sad, drooping its head to the ground. However, this dinosaur may have possessed sensory skills that would put other Titanosaurs to shame.

Animals April 26, 2016

Dino-Brexit: Mass Exodus During Early Cretaceous Period Saw Dinosaurs Migrating Out Of Europe

Dinosaurs roll out! Researchers have discovered a mass exodus during the Early Cretaceous period where dinosaurs migrated out of Europe. Strangely, paleontologists can't explain why.

Animals April 25, 2016

Titanosaur Fossil Reveals Long-Necked Dinosaurs Had Harsh, Lonely Childhood

Titanosaur fossils revealed that the long-necked dinosaurs led a harsh and lonely childhood. This is due to their parents leaving them to forage and live independently.

Animals April 24, 2016

Alberta Scientists Identify New Dinosaur Species With Muscles Fit To Lift Feathers

Scientists in Alberta have distinguished a new dinosaur species with muscles fit to lift feathers, solving a decades-long case of mistaken identity. The discovery can help experts further understand bird-like dinosaurs.

Animals April 15, 2016

US Customs Returns Smuggled Dinosaur Bones To Mongolia

A U.S. federal law enforcement agency on April 5 returned several smuggled dinosaur bones to the Mongolian government. The fossils were seized by agents from Utah and New York.

Animals April 7, 2016

Pregnant Tyrannosaurus Rex Discovered - How Can Bones Unravel Mysteries Of Ancient Creatures?

A Tyrannosaurus rex found in Montana may have been pregnant when she died. How can this assist researchers in future studies of the ancient creatures?

Animals March 16, 2016

201-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur 'Dragon Thief' An Early Relative Of T-Rex

Newly discovered dracoraptor dinosaur in UK was found to be an early relative of T-Rex. The fossils of the 'dragon thief' were said to have the most complete parts during the said time period.

January 21, 2016

Complete Fossil Of Baby Chasmosaurus May Help Fill Evolution Gap Of Horned Dinosaurs

Paleontologists in Alberta, Canada have completed the skeleton of a baby Chasmosaurus, one of the rarest dinosaur species to be unearthed. The discovery of this juvenile dinosaur can help fill in the gaps in the evolution of horned dinosaurs, experts said.

Animals January 15, 2016

Newly Named Dinosaur Species In China Has Bow-Shaped Hip Bone

Chinese paleontologists named a new dinosaur species uncovered in the Zhucheng fossil site in Shandong province, China. The partial skeleton of the Ischioceratops zhuchengensis features a bow-shaped hip bone.

Animals January 3, 2016

Newly Discovered Dinosaur Species Carried A Mysterious Sail On Its Back, Fossil Shows

The sail on the back of a dino found in Spain could have been a natural 'radiator' helping to maintain the creature's body temperature, scientists speculate. Or, like a camel's hump, it could have been storage for fat during lean times, they say.

Animals December 17, 2015

Evolution Of Dinosaurs Much Faster Than Previously Believed

Radioactive isotope measurements revealed that the dinosauromorphs lived between five to 10 million years earlier than previously thought. The findings shortened the timeline when these reptile predecessors evolved into dinosaurs.

Animals December 9, 2015

Heavily Armored Kunbarrasaurus Is Most Complete Dinosaur Discovered In Australia

Australia has got a new dinosaur in its list of species and it is called Kunbarrasaurus. Although its fossils were first discovered more than a decade ago, it is only recently that experts deemed the species as a entirely new type of dinosaur.

Animals December 9, 2015

Scientists Discover Fossil Of Dog-Sized Horned Dinosaur

A dinosaur expert from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom has identified a 100-year-old dinosaur fossil that was unearthed in North America's eastern portion. The specimen turned out to be from a dog-sized horned dinosaur known as a Ceratopsia, a creature that existed during the Late Cretaceous era.

Animals December 1, 2015

Eggshell Fragments Reveal Nesting Habit Similarities Of Birds And Dinosaurs

A new study in Canada found that the nesting habits of primitive and advanced dinosaurs were similar to those of crocodiles and modern birds, respectively. To find out the link, researchers at the University of Calgary studied the eggshell porosity of dinosaurs and compared them to those of birds and crocodiles.

Animals November 29, 2015

150-Million-Year-Old Skeleton Of Teenage Allosaurus Dinosaur For Sale At Auction

The UK-based Summers Place Auctions is selling the skeletal remains of an Allosaurus discovered at a dig site in Wyoming in 2009. Curators believe the fossils could fetch up to £500,000 (around $754,800).

Animals November 26, 2015

Rare Skeleton Of Allosaurus Dinosaur Fails To Sell At Auction: Why?

Art collectors pay for the signature on the artwork, not for the artwork itself. In this case, Mother Nature's signature on the rare Allosaurus fossil, T-Rex's smaller cousin, is not as valuable as the Picasso name.

Animals November 26, 2015

Fossil Of 'Superduck' Dinosaur Shows How Some Species Evolved Distinctive Head Crest

A duckbilled dinosaur fossil found in Montana shows the development of the unique head crest beginning in this 'transitional species.' Later duckbilled dinosaurs sported even larger crests.

November 12, 2015

Fossil Of Winged Raptor Dinosaur - With Feathers - Is Biggest Ever Found

A winged raptor 17 feet long would have been just as agile and vicious as smaller Velociraptors, paleontologists say. The Dakotaraptor was named for its discovery in fossil-rich deposits in South Dakota.

November 6, 2015

Evidence Suggests That Tyrannosaurus Dinosaurs Ate Each Other

New evidence that will be presented at Geological Society of America in Baltimore on Nov. 1 suggests the T-Rex was a cannibal.

Animals October 30, 2015

National Guard Helicopters Airlift Dinosaur Fossils Out Of New Mexico Wilderness

The fossils of a baby Pentaceratops and the skull of an adult Pentaceratops were airlifted out of the New Mexico wilderness by National Guard helicopters. The dinosaur remains will be examined and displayed in a museum in Albuquerque.

Animals October 30, 2015

Paleontologists Find Fossils Of Baby Duck-Billed Dinosaurs In Mongolia's Dragon's Tomb

Paleontologists recently examined the fossils of three baby Saurolophus or duck-billed dinosaurs found in Mongolia's Dragon's Tomb. These paleontologists will piece together how the baby duck-billed dinosaurs grew and developed into adults.

Animals October 16, 2015

Bus-Sized Titanosaur Has Brain The Size Of A Tennis Ball

Scientists discovered that a dinosaur as big as a double decker bus has brain the size of a tennis ball thanks to a skull found in Spain. This discovery, scientists believe, can usher better understanding on how dinosaurs lived.

Animals October 14, 2015

Scientists Take Dinosaur Temperatures To Solve 150-Year-Old Mystery

Fossils help researchers determine body temperatures of dinosaur species, helping answer a long-standing question: warm- or cold-blooded? The answer, they say, falls somewhere in between.

October 13, 2015

Fossils Of 100 Million-Year-Old Plant-Eating Dinosaur Unearthed In Australia

Dinosaur bones of a gentle herbivore giant much like this one have been recovered in an archaeological site northwest of Queensland, Australia.

September 28, 2015

Fossil Find In Alaska Is New Species Of Dinosaur, And A Vegetarian

A new dinosaur species thrived in the cold and darkness of the Arctic region, paleontologists say. Although Alaska was warmer 69 million years ago, it certainly wasn't tropical, they say.

September 22, 2015

Fossilized Skeleton Of Juvenile Allosaurus To Be Auctioned In UK

Summers Place Auctions, one of the leading auctioneers of garden statuary and natural history in the world, is offering skeletal remains of a juvenile Allosaurus.

September 12, 2015

New Species Of Dinosaur Called The 'Rain Lizard' Found To Be An Ancestor Of Brontosaurus

Ph.D student Blair McPhee described a new species of dinosaur, Pulanesaura eocollum, or Rain lizard, that was the ancestor of brontosaurus.

Animals August 21, 2015

Newly Discovered Cousin Of Velociraptor Reveals That Famed Dinosaur Was Feathered

A fossil found in China shows an exquisitely preserved specimen of a new feathered dinosaur that’s a close relative of Velociraptor. The discovery offers a glimpse of what Velociraptor looked like in real life, as fossils preserving Velociraptor’s feathers are scarce.

July 16, 2015

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