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Old October 1st, 2016 #21
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Dinosaur footprint among largest on record found in Gobi Desert


Scientists have uncovered one of the largest-ever dinosaur footprints, measuring just over 1 meter in length and 0.77 m in width. The print was found in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert.

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Old October 14th, 2016 #23
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Dinosaur-era 'swordfish' discovered in outback Australia


"Extremely rare" fossils from a swordfish-like creature which lived 100 million years ago have been discovered in the Australian outback.

Two families on holiday unearthed the prehistoric predator at a free fossil-finding site in north-west Queensland.

The remains are thought to be from the Australopachycormus hurleyi, a 3m-long ray-finned fish with a pointed snout.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-37652333
 
Old October 21st, 2016 #24
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Scientists unearth new species of titanosaur that roamed Australia 95 million years ago


Talk about a giant find. Paleontologists have dug up the fossil remains of two enormous long-necked dinosaurs in Queensland, Australia. One of them, Savannasaurus elliottorum, represents a species that’s new to science; the other specimen, Diamantinasaurus matildae, features the first skull fragments found for any Australian sauropod.

http://www.latimes.com/science/scien...nap-story.html
 
Old October 27th, 2016 #25
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First-Ever Dinosaur Brain Tissue Found


What was going on in dinosaurs' noggins as they dwelled in Cretaceous forests, stalking fierce prey or sitting on a nest of giant eggs? Paleontologists may never know the answer to these questions, but they just got one step closer with the first-ever discovery of brain tissue from a dinosaur.

http://www.livescience.com/56665-fos...in-tissue.html

 
Old November 10th, 2016 #26
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New species of 'weird bird'-like dinosaur discovered in China

Named Tongtianlong limosus - which means “muddy dragon on the road to heaven” - the dinosaur appears to have died after getting stuck in the mud


A farmer and construction workers in China have discovered the remains of a new species of bird-like dinosaur that appears to have died after getting stuck in the mud. The find, experts say, adds weight to the idea that such animals were thriving shortly before the mass extinction 66 million years ago.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/...anlong-limosus
 
Old November 11th, 2016 #27
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The fossils that rewrite the history of the dinosaurs: 230 million-year-old remains suggest their rise was 'more gradual' than thought


It's easy to imagine dinosaurs swiftly colonising the land at the expense of their predecessors in the Triassic.

But a new fossil proves the rise of these 'terrible lizards' was more gradual than first thought.

Palaeontologists have discovered two small dinosaurs frozen in time along with another creature that belongs to a group of animals called lagerpetids.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...#ixzz4Pgv3fDtr
 
Old December 23rd, 2016 #28
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Limusaurus: Beaked, Bird-Like Dinosaur Species Had Teeth as Juveniles, Lost Them as They Grew


An international team of paleontologists has discovered that Limusaurus inextricabilis, a species of Jurassic dinosaur, lost its teeth in adolescence and did not grow another set as adults.

Limusaurus inextricabilis (‘mire lizard who could not escape’) is a ceratosaurian theropod dinosaur that lived during the Upper Jurassic (Oxfordian) in what is now northwestern China. It was found in 159 million-year-old deposits located in the Junggar Basin of Xinjiang and earned its name from the way its skeletons were preserved, stacked on top of each other in fossilized mire pits.

http://www.sci-news.com/paleontology...aur-04478.html
 
Old August 3rd, 2017 #29
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Armoured tank-like dino used camouflage to hide


A new species of mega-herbivore dinosaur discovered in Alberta, Canada, preserves incredible details of its skin, scales and spines.

The exquisite specimen is a type of amour-plated nodosaurid ankylosaur.

It was camouflaged which suggests that, despite its tank-like appearance, it hid to avoid predation.

That such a large creature needed camouflage indicates the presence of even larger, keen-eyed meat-eating theropod dinosaurs.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40815935
 
Old August 15th, 2017 #30
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'Frankenstein dinosaur' mystery solved



Scientists have solved the puzzle of the so-called "Frankenstein dinosaur", which seems to consist of body parts from unrelated species.

A new study suggests that it is in fact the missing link between plant-eating dinosaurs, such as Stegosaurus, and carnivorous dinosaurs, like T. rex.

The finding provides fresh insight on the evolution of the group of dinos known as the ornithischians.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40890714
 
Old August 25th, 2017 #31
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Rare African Titanosaur Was Among the Smallest of the Giants


During the Cretaceous Era some 70 to 100 million years ago, long-necked sauropods ruled the Earth. But in Africa, not so much. The discovery of a previously-unknown species of titanosaur in Tanzania expands what we know about dinosaurs on this continent, while revealing the surprising degree to which these creatures were related to similar dinos living in other parts of the world.

https://gizmodo.com/rare-african-tit...e-g-1798436101
 
Old August 29th, 2017 #32
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New ancient sea reptile found in Germany – earliest of its kind


A previously unrecognised 132 million-year-old fossilised sea monster from northern Germany has been identified by an international team of researchers.

The bizarre sea creature was a plesiosaur, an extinct long-necked aquatic reptile resembling the popular image of the Loch Ness monster, which dominated the seas during the Age of Dinosaurs.

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Old August 29th, 2017 #33
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Crew unearths 66-million-year-old Triceratops skeleton in Thornton


The rare fossil of a Triceratops was uncovered at the site of Thornton’s new Public Safety Facility, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science confirmed Tuesday.

Officials say so far, a horn and shoulder blade have been unearthed at the facility located at 132nd Avenue and Quebec Street.

http://fox21news.com/2017/08/29/crew...n-in-thornton/
 
Old September 21st, 2017 #34
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Plant-eating dinosaurs 'strayed from veggie diet'


The idea of plant-eating dinosaurs having a strict vegetarian diet has been called into question.

New evidence suggests that some dinosaurs snacked on shellfish and insects as well as plant food.

A study of fossilised droppings indicates duck-billed dinosaurs dined on crabs at certain times of the year.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41341231
 
Old October 27th, 2017 #35
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Huge Carnivorous Dinosaur Four Times The Size Of A Lion Discovered In Southern Africa


The end of the dinosaurs may have been far less impressive than we thought (read, a long, bleak death in cold darkness) but while they ruled the earth, it seems they didn’t do things by halves.

This is after a team of researchers discovered the first evidence of a giant carnivorous beast that roamed the plains of southern Africa for millions of years longer than we previously believed.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entr...b077d8dfc8f2db
 
Old October 28th, 2017 #36
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New dinosaur sported a curious set of chompers


An ancient vegetarian dinosaur from the French countryside has given paleontologists something to sink their teeth into.

The most striking feature of a new species of rhabdodontid that lived from 84 million to 72 million years ago is its oversized, scissorslike teeth, paleontologist Pascal Godefroit, of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels, and his colleagues report October 26 in Scientific Reports. Compared with other dinos of its kind, Matheronodon provincialis’ teeth were at least twice as large but fewer in number.

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Ancient Winged Terror Was One of the Largest Animals to Fly

A new pterosaur found in Mongolia had a 32-foot wingspan and likely feasted on baby dinosaurs.


The fragmentary fossil of a truly enormous pterosaur has been found in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia. This formidable predator may have had a wingspan of 36 feet—close to the size a small aircraft and rivalling the largest winged reptiles known from Europe and North America.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au...ls-to-fly.aspx
 
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"..Dinosaurs might still be roaming the Earth if the celestial object that smashed into the present-day Gulf of Mexico had hit almost anywhere else on the planet. By hitting the rocky terrain of the Yucatan Peninsula about 65 million years ago, however, the impact sent the soot into the air that would trigger a chain reaction and lead to mass extinction.

Even with the impressive 5.6-mile diameter of the object, believed to be an asteroid, that caused the event, the odds that it would have wiped out the dinosaurs were only 13%.."


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"..Dinosaurs might still be roaming the Earth if the celestial object that smashed into the present-day Gulf of Mexico had hit almost anywhere else on the planet. By hitting the rocky terrain of the Yucatan Peninsula about 65 million years ago, however, the impact sent the soot into the air that would trigger a chain reaction and lead to mass extinction.

Even with the impressive 5.6-mile diameter of the object, believed to be an asteroid, that caused the event, the odds that it would have wiped out the dinosaurs were only 13%.."


https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...say/855348001/
An episode of Star Trek: Voyager called 'Distant Origin' dealt with just this where USS Voyager encounters intelligent reptiloids descended from Earth's dinosaurs who were even more technologically advanced than the humans.
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Old January 29th, 2018 #40
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Mansourasaurus Shahinae: Rare Dinosaur Fossil From Late Cretaceous Links Africa, Europe


Dinosaurs were the dominant species (in the plural sense) on Earth for about 135 million years (they existed for another 30-40 million years before that), and were the largest-known land animals to have ever lived. And yet, there are places in the world where their remains from certain time periods are not found, making it difficult for scientists to put together the puzzle of Earth’s geological and geographic history.

http://www.ibtimes.com/mansourasauru...europe-2646397
 
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