Gemstone retrieved by Australian miners turned out to be the opal-filled fossils of a previously unknown dinosaur species. The creature's teeth and jaw size suggests the fossils belonged to a group of bipedal herbivores called ornithopod.
Animals December 9, 2018
A group of paleontologists discovered fossils that belonged to an unknown species of pterodactyls. The species were believed to have lived 65 million years earlier than most of the desert pterosaurs.
Animals August 15, 2018
Paleontologists found the bones of at least eight individual Lingwulong after a farmer had discovered several fragmented fossils. What does the amazing dragon of Lingwu tell about long-necked dinosaurs and Pangea?
Animals July 25, 2018
Bigfoot measures 3.2 feet wide. It likely belonged to a dinosaur very closely related to the brachiosaurus. The prehistoric animal’s size suggests it is a titanosaur, the largest group of sauropods.
Animals July 25, 2018
A new armored dinosaur species discovered in Utah has been named Akainacephalus johnsoni, with its first name meaning 'thorny head.' The ankylosaurid further confirms that there were at least two immigration events that happened in the late Cretaceous period.
Ancient July 20, 2018
Fossils of the creature called Ingentia prima, a species of sauropodomorph, suggest that dinosaurs grew in size 30 million years earlier than previously thought. What are the features of this prehistoric creature?
Animals July 10, 2018
A paleontologist reported having difficulties from acquiring significant scientific findings from Myanmar due to the ongoing conflict between the army and rebels. Many ancient species were found preserved in amber from the region in the recent years.
Earth/Environment July 2, 2018
Scientists found a fossilized skull of a reptile-like mammal underneath the foot of a dinosaur fossil in Utah. The discovery may rewrite ancient history, due to its implications on theories surrounding the supercontinent Pangaea.
Ancient May 30, 2018
In 2012, scientists discovered 125-million-year-old dinosaur dandruff in China. They also said the dandruff is proof that feathered dinosaurs lacked sufficient flying skills.
Ancient May 25, 2018
Large dinosaur footprints that were found in the Isle of Skye belonged to sauropods and theropods. What do these tracks reveal about the Middle Jurassic and the prehistoric reptiles?
Animals April 4, 2018
Sometimes, the biggest discoveries are found when you take a second look. Such is the case of the dicynodonts or Pentasaurus goggai, which first and only remains uncovered only upon reexamining a fossil collection from the 1870s.
Animals March 22, 2018
The iconic SUE Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil will move to a new display at the Chicago Field Museum to give way to the cast of the largest dinosaur fossil ever found. Sue has been the museum’s main attraction for 18 years.
Animals February 6, 2018
Scientists are stoked with their discovery of a giant dinosaur fossil in Egypt. This Cretaceous-era Mansaurasaurus can help solve questions on the Pangaea supercontinent theory and if land-dwelling animals lived across Eurasia and Africa after the continental drift.
Animals January 30, 2018
The auction of a 165-million-year-old fossilized dinosaur tail has raked up controversy between Morocco and Mexico. Moroccan officials want to know how the fossil left the country and reached auctioned status.
Feature | Science January 22, 2018
South African researchers have digitally reconstructed the skull of a massospondylus, a dinosaur that lived 200 million years ago. It will help anyone anywhere in the world to make 3D prints of the dinosaur fossil at home.
Animals January 15, 2018
About 20 to 30 perfectly preserved dinosaur eggs were unearthed from Ganzhou. This city was granted the title of 'hometown of dinosaurs in China' as it served as the breeding ground for a specific type of dinosaur.
Animals January 2, 2018
Scientists from Argentina stumbled upon the remains of a giant sea reptile believed to have lived in Antarctica 150 million years ago. The discovery came as a surprise to scientists as it has never been documented in the continent before.
Animals December 22, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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