Thick-skinned dinosaur gets the last laugh
(Phys.org) —In life, Tyrannosaurus rex usually got the best of the less fearsome duck-billed dinosaurs, or hadrosaurs: T. rex ate them.
Fossil damaged at Dinosaur National Monument
Rangers are searching for leads after someone damaged a fossil at Dinosaur National Monument along the Utah-Colorado line.
Dinosaurs doing well before asteroid impact
A new analysis of fossils from the last years of the dinosaurs concludes that extra-terrestrial impact was likely the sole cause of extinction in most cases.
New feathered predatory fossil sheds light on dinosaur flight
A new raptorial dinosaur fossil with exceptionally long feathers has provided exciting insights into dinosaur flight. A paper published in Nature Communications on July 15, 2014 asserts that the fossil—discovered by an ...
What a 66-million-year-old forest fire reveals about the last days of the dinosaurs
As far back as the time of the dinosaurs, 66 million years ago, forests recovered from fires in the same manner they do today, according to a team of researchers from McGill University and the Royal Saskatchewan ...
Scientists map reproductive system's evolution as dinosaurs gave rise to birds
As winged dinosaurs underwent a series of evolutionary changes during the transition into Aves, or birds, one pivotal transformation was the appearance of a single-ovary reproductive system. "The most widely ...
Fossil avatars are transforming palaeontology
New techniques for visualizing fossils are transforming our understanding of evolutionary history according to a paper published by leading palaeontologists at the University of Bristol.
Paleontologists discover the most diverse dinosaur fossil site yet found in Idaho
(Phys.org) —A Montana State University graduate student and MSU paleontologist David Varricchio are part of a research team that discovered the most productive and diverse dinosaur fossil site known in ...
Fossils of 'largest' dinosaur found in Argentina (Update)
Paleontologists in Argentina's remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what may be the largest dinosaur ever, amid a vast cache of fossils that could shed light on prehistoric life.
Revealing the healing of Dino-sores
Scientists have used state-of-the-art imaging techniques to examine the cracks, fractures and breaks in the bones of a 150 million-year-old predatory dinosaur.
Chemical ghosts of dinosaurs may help reveal new secrets
Most of life is carbon-based, that is, organic. These organic molecules containing mostly carbon and hydrogen are delicate to the ravages of time, relatively speaking. They aren't usually preserved in fossils ...
First Malaysian dinosaur fossil found, researchers say
A Malaysian university unveiled on Wednesday what researchers called the first dinosaur fossil ever found in the country—the tooth of a fish-eating predator estimated to be at least 75 million years old.
Pompeii-style volcano gave China its dinosaur trove
A treasure trove of fossilised dinosaurs and other long-extinct species in northeastern China was created, Pompeii-style, by an erupting volcano, scientists said Tuesday.
Research team claims fossil-only study of placental mammalian evolution time frame is wrong
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers from the U.K. (led by Mario dos Reis) is directly challenging the results of a study conducted by another team (led by Maureen O'Leary) that concluded last year that placental mammals came to exist after the demise of the dinosaurs, no ...