Paleontologists discover largest dinosaur foot to date

As it turns out, "Bigfoot" was a dinosaur—a giant, plant-eating one. A new study based on fossils excavated in Wyoming reveals the largest dinosaur foot ever found and identifies it as a brachiosaur, a type of sauropod ...

Researchers show high-performance breathing in bones

Dinosaurs are far from extinct, but dominate as birds still most regions of the globe. Part of this huge success is due to the evolution of air sacs, which are crucial for the high efficiency of their respiratory system. ...

Lumbering giants had agile ancestors

The best known sauropod dinosaurs were huge herbivorous creatures, whose brain structures were markedly different from those of their evolutionary predecessors, for the earliest representatives of the group were small, lithe ...

Dinosaur find in outback Queensland

The remains of what might be the most complete sauropod dinosaur ever found in Australia have been uncovered by a team including a Swinburne palaeontologist.

How sauropods gobbled their way to gigantism

Sauropod dinosaurs are the biggest of all the wonderful behemoths to have ever roamed the Earth. Standing on four solid tree trunk legs, these giants are emblazoned in our hearts, minds and history books as towering Mesozoic ...

Scientists find new conclusions for how sauropod claws were used

Paleontologists at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Dickinson Museum Center (North Dakota) have just published new research describing the behavior of sauropod dinosaurs, the largest animals to ever walk the earth. ...

The evolution of sauropod dinosaurs

Sauropod dinosaurs are some of the most notoriously recognisable animals. With their whiplash tails, and long searching necks, they are the biggest terrestrial vertebrates ever to walk the Earth.

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