General name for two extinct orders of reptiles from the Mesozoic era: Saurischia and Ornithischia.
Remains, impressions, or traces of animals or plants of past geological times which have been preserved in the earth's crust.
The study of early forms of life through fossil remains.
Large, long-tailed reptiles, including caimans, of the order Loricata.
Cold-blooded, air-breathing VERTEBRATES belonging to the class Reptilia, usually covered with external scales or bony plates.
The rigid framework of connected bones that gives form to the body, protects and supports its soft organs and tissues, and provides attachments for MUSCLES.
The comparative study of animal structure with regard to homologous organs or parts. (Stedman, 25th ed)
The ceasing of existence of a species or taxonomic groups of organisms.
The process of cumulative change over successive generations through which organisms acquire their distinguishing morphological and physiological characteristics.
Events and activities of the Earth and its structures.
The SKELETON of the HEAD including the FACIAL BONES and the bones enclosing the BRAIN.
The physical measurements of a body.
Warm-blooded VERTEBRATES possessing FEATHERS and belonging to the class Aves.
An order of flightless birds comprising the ostriches, which naturally inhabit open, low rainfall areas of Africa.
The consumption of animal flesh.
A hard or leathery calciferous exterior covering of an egg.
Flat keratinous structures found on the skin surface of birds. Feathers are made partly of a hollow shaft fringed with barbs. They constitute the plumage.
One of a set of bone-like structures in the mouth used for biting and chewing.
The inanimate matter of Earth, the structures and properties of this matter, and the processes that affect it.
The science of the earth and other celestial bodies and their history as recorded in the rocks. It includes the study of geologic processes of an area such as rock formations, weathering and erosion, and sedimentation. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.
A specialized CONNECTIVE TISSUE that is the main constituent of the SKELETON. The principle cellular component of bone is comprised of OSTEOBLASTS; OSTEOCYTES; and OSTEOCLASTS, while FIBRILLAR COLLAGENS and hydroxyapatite crystals form the BONE MATRIX.
The study of the teeth of early forms of life through fossil remains.
Bone in humans and primates extending from the SHOULDER JOINT to the ELBOW JOINT.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
Thick triangular muscle in the SHOULDER whose function is to abduct, flex, and extend the arm. It is a common site of INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTIONS.
Sudden slips on a fault, and the resulting ground shaking and radiated seismic energy caused by the slips, or by volcanic or magmatic activity, or other sudden stress changes in the earth. Faults are fractures along which the blocks of EARTH crust on either side have moved relative to one another parallel to the fracture.
The ash, dust, gases, and lava released by volcanic explosion. The gases are volatile matter composed principally of about 90% water vapor, and carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen. The ash or dust is pyroclastic ejecta and lava is molten extrusive material consisting mainly of magnesium silicate. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Critical analyses of books or other monographic works.
Infestations by PARASITES which live on, or burrow into, the surface of their host's EPIDERMIS. Most ectoparasites are ARTHROPODS.
Success in bringing an effort to the desired end; the degree or level of success attained in some specified area (esp. scholastic) or in general.
A group of Indian Ocean Islands, east of Tanzania. Their capital is Victoria. They were first claimed by the French in 1744 but taken by the English in 1794 and made a dependency of MAURITIUS in 1810. They became a crown colony in 1903 and a republic within the Commonwealth in 1976. They were named for the French finance minister, Jean Moreau de Sechelles, but respelled by the English in 1794. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1102 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p496)
The act or practice of literary composition, the occupation of writer, or producing or engaging in literary work as a profession.
Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.
The bones of the upper and lower ARM. They include the CLAVICLE and SCAPULA.
A defense mechanism operating unconsciously, in which the individual attempts to justify or make consciously tolerable, by plausible means, feelings, behavior, and motives that would otherwise be intolerable.

Brief review of dinosaur studies and perspectives in Brazil. (1/401)

Dinosaur research is developing at very high rates around the world resulting in several new discoveries that are improving our understanding of this terrestrial reptilian clade. Except for the last couple years, the studies of Brazilian dinosaurs have not followed this expansive trend, despite the high potential of several dinosaur localities. So far there are only eight described taxa, four in the last year, representing theropod, sauropod, and one possible prosauropod taxa. Except for footprints, there are no records of ornithischian dinosaurs in the country what is at least partially explainable by the lack of continuous vertebrate fossil collecting program in the country. More funding is necessary to improve the research activities in this field.  (+info)

Dinosaurs, dragons, and dwarfs: the evolution of maximal body size. (2/401)

Among local faunas, the maximum body size and taxonomic affiliation of the top terrestrial vertebrate vary greatly. Does this variation reflect how food requirements differ between trophic levels (herbivores vs. carnivores) and with taxonomic affiliation (mammals and birds vs. reptiles)? We gathered data on the body size and food requirements of the top terrestrial herbivores and carnivores, over the past 65,000 years, from oceanic islands and continents. The body mass of the top species was found to increase with increasing land area, with a slope similar to that of the relation between body mass and home range area, suggesting that maximum body size is determined by the number of home ranges that can fit into a given land area. For a given land area, the body size of the top species decreased in the sequence: ectothermic herbivore > endothermic herbivore > ectothermic carnivore > endothermic carnivore. When we converted body mass to food requirements, the food consumption of a top herbivore was about 8 times that of a top carnivore, in accord with the factor expected from the trophic pyramid. Although top ectotherms were heavier than top endotherms at a given trophic level, lower metabolic rates per gram of body mass in ectotherms resulted in endotherms and ectotherms having the same food consumption. These patterns explain the size of the largest-ever extinct mammal, but the size of the largest dinosaurs exceeds that predicted from land areas and remains unexplained.  (+info)

Influence of rotational inertia on turning performance of theropod dinosaurs: clues from humans with increased rotational inertia. (3/401)

The turning agility of theropod dinosaurs may have been severely limited by the large rotational inertia of their horizontal trunks and tails. Bodies with mass distributed far from the axis of rotation have much greater rotational inertia than bodies with the same mass distributed close to the axis of rotation. In this study, we increased the rotational inertia about the vertical axis of human subjects 9.2-fold, to match our estimate for theropods the size of humans, and measured the ability of the subjects to turn. To determine the effect of the increased rotational inertia on maximum turning capability, five subjects jumped vertically while attempting to rotate as far as possible about their vertical axis. This test resulted in a decrease in the average angle turned to 20 % of the control value. We also tested the ability of nine subjects to run as rapidly as possible through a tight slalom course of six 90 degrees turns. When the subjects ran with the 9.2-fold greater rotational inertia, the average velocity through the course decreased to 77% of the control velocity. When the subjects ran the same course but were constrained as to where they placed their feet, the average velocity through the course decreased to 65 % of the control velocity. These results are consistent with the hypothesis that rotational inertia may have limited the turning performance of theropods. They also indicate that the effect of rotational inertia on turning performance is dependent on the type of turning behavior. Characters such as retroverted pubes, reduced tail length, decreased body size, pneumatic vertebrae and the absence of teeth reduced rotational inertia in derived theropods and probably, therefore, improved their turning agility. To reduce rotational inertia, theropods may have run with an arched back and tail, an S-curved neck and forelimbs held backwards against the body.  (+info)

An analysis of dinosaurian biogeography: evidence for the existence of vicariance and dispersal patterns caused by geological events. (4/401)

As the supercontinent Pangaea fragmented during the Mesozoic era, dinosaur faunas were divided into isolated populations living on separate continents. It has been predicted, therefore, that dinosaur distributions should display a branching ('vicariance') pattern that corresponds with the sequence and timing of continental break-up. Several recent studies, however, minimize the importance of plate tectonics and instead suggest that dispersal and regional extinction were the main controls on dinosaur biogeography. Here, in order to test the vicariance hypothesis, we apply a cladistic biogeographical method to a large dataset on dinosaur relationships and distributions. We also introduce a methodological refinement termed 'time-slicing', which is shown to be a key step in the detection of ancient biogeographical patterns. These analyses reveal biogeographical patterns that closely correlate with palaeogeography. The results provide the first statistically robust evidence that, from Middle Jurassic to mid-Cretaceous times, tectonic events had a major role in determining where and when particular dinosaur groups flourished. The fact that evolutionary trees for extinct organisms preserve such distribution patterns opens up a new and fruitful direction for palaeobiogeographical research.  (+info)

Ascent of dinosaurs linked to an iridium anomaly at the Triassic-Jurassic boundary. (5/401)

Analysis of tetrapod footprints and skeletal material from more than 70 localities in eastern North America shows that large theropod dinosaurs appeared less than 10,000 years after the Triassic-Jurassic boundary and less than 30,000 years after the last Triassic taxa, synchronous with a terrestrial mass extinction. This extraordinary turnover is associated with an iridium anomaly (up to 285 parts per trillion, with an average maximum of 141 parts per trillion) and a fern spore spike, suggesting that a bolide impact was the cause. Eastern North American dinosaurian diversity reached a stable maximum less than 100,000 years after the boundary, marking the establishment of dinosaur-dominated communities that prevailed for the next 135 million years.  (+info)

A genus-level supertree of the Dinosauria. (6/401)

One of the ultimate aims of systematics is the reconstruction of the tree of life. This is a huge undertaking that is inhibited by the existence of a computational limit to the inclusiveness of phylogenetic analyses. Supertree methods have been developed to overcome, or at least to go around this problem by combining smaller, partially overlapping cladograms. Here, we present a very inclusive generic-level supertree of Dinosauria (covering a total of 277 genera), which is remarkably well resolved and provides some clarity in many contentious areas of dinosaur systematics.  (+info)

A theropod tooth from the Late Triassic of southern Africa. (7/401)

An isolated, large recurved and finely serrated tooth found associated with the prosauropod Euskelosaurus fron the Late Triassic part of the Elliot Formation is described here. It is compared to the Triassic thecodonts and carnivorous dinosaurs and its possible affinity is discussed. The tooth possibly belongs to a basal theropod and shows some features similar to the allosauroids. This tooth is of significance, as dinosaur remains except for some footprints and trackways, are poorly known in the Late Triassic horizons of southern Africa.  (+info)

Recreating a functional ancestral archosaur visual pigment. (8/401)

The ancestors of the archosaurs, a major branch of the diapsid reptiles, originated more than 240 MYA near the dawn of the Triassic Period. We used maximum likelihood phylogenetic ancestral reconstruction methods and explored different models of evolution for inferring the amino acid sequence of a putative ancestral archosaur visual pigment. Three different types of maximum likelihood models were used: nucleotide-based, amino acid-based, and codon-based models. Where possible, within each type of model, likelihood ratio tests were used to determine which model best fit the data. Ancestral reconstructions of the ancestral archosaur node using the best-fitting models of each type were found to be in agreement, except for three amino acid residues at which one reconstruction differed from the other two. To determine if these ancestral pigments would be functionally active, the corresponding genes were chemically synthesized and then expressed in a mammalian cell line in tissue culture. The expressed artificial genes were all found to bind to 11-cis-retinal to yield stable photoactive pigments with lambda(max) values of about 508 nm, which is slightly redshifted relative to that of extant vertebrate pigments. The ancestral archosaur pigments also activated the retinal G protein transducin, as measured in a fluorescence assay. Our results show that ancestral genes from ancient organisms can be reconstructed de novo and tested for function using a combination of phylogenetic and biochemical methods.  (+info)

Background Allosauroidea has a contentious taxonomic and systematic history. Within this group of theropod dinosaurs, considerable debate has surrounded the phylogenetic position of the large-bodied allosauroid Acrocanthosaurus atokensis from the Lower Cretaceous Antlers Formation of North America. Several prior analyses recover Acrocanthosaurus atokensis as sister taxon to the smaller-bodied Allosaurus fragilis known from North America and Europe, and others nest Acrocanthosaurus atokensis within Carcharodontosauridae, a large-bodied group of allosauroids that attained a cosmopolitan distribution during the Early Cretaceous. Methodology/Principal Findings Re-evaluation of a well-preserved skull of Acrocanthosaurus atokensis (NCSM 14345) provides new information regarding the palatal complex and inner surfaces of the skull and mandible. Previously inaccessible internal views and articular surfaces of nearly every element of the skull are described. Twenty-four new morphological characters are
Dinosaurs are a diverse group of reptiles of the clade Dinosauria. They first appeared during the Triassic period, between 243 and 231 million years ago, although the exact origin and timing of the evolution of dinosaurs is the subject of active research. They became the dominant terrestrial vertebrates after the Triassic-Jurassic extinction event 201 million years ago; their dominance continued through the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. The fossil record indicates that birds are modern feathered dinosaurs, having evolved from earlier theropods during the late Jurassic Period. As such, birds were the only dinosaur lineage to survive the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event 66 million years ago. Dinosaurs can therefore be divided into avian dinosaurs, or birds; and non-avian dinosaurs, which are all dinosaurs other than birds. This article deals primarily with non-avian dinosaurs. Dinosaurs are a varied group of animals from taxonomic, morphological and ecological standpoints. Birds, at over ...
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Background Basal iguanodontian dinosaurs were extremely successful animals, found in great abundance and diversity almost worldwide during the Early Cretaceous. In contrast to Europe and Asia, the North American record of Early Cretaceous basal iguanodonts has until recently been limited largely to skulls and skeletons of Tenontosaurus tilletti. Methodology/Principal Findings Herein we describe two new basal iguanodonts from the Yellow Cat Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation of eastern Utah, each known from a partial skull and skeleton. Iguanacolossus fortis gen. et sp. nov. and Hippodraco scutodens gen. et sp. nov. are each diagnosed by a single autapomorphy and a unique combination of characters. Conclusions/Significance Iguanacolossus and Hippodraco add greatly to our knowledge of North American basal iguanodonts and prompt a new comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of basal iguanodont relationships. This analysis indicates that North American Early Cretaceous basal iguanodonts are more basal
Dinosaurs (meaning terrible lizards)[1] are a varied group of Archosaur reptiles. They were the dominant land animals of the Mesozoic era. Over 500 different genera of dinosaurs are known.[2] Fossils of dinosaurs have been found on every continent, and there are still frequent new discoveries. Dinosaurs appeared in the Upper Triassic, about 230 million years ago.[3] The earliest date of a dinosaur fossil is that of Eoraptor and Herrerasaurus from the Argentine, and Saturnalia from Brazil, 237 to 228 mya.[4] By the early Jurassic they were the top land vertebrates, and dominated most environments on land. They continued until the sudden K/T extinction event 66 million years ago.[5] From the fossil record, we know that birds are living feathered dinosaurs.[6] They evolved from the earliest theropods during the Jurassic.[7] They were the only line of dinosaurs to survive to the present day.[8] Dinosaurs had adaptations which helped make them successful. The first known dinosaurs were small ...
Dinosaurs of the Late Triassic Dinosaurs are a rare but important portion of the fossil fauna of Petrified Forest National Park. Park sediments preserve fossils of the Late Triassic dawn of the dinosaurs when these animals first appeared worldwide. In contrast to the large sauropods, horned dinosaurs, and the famed Tyrannosaurus rex of the later Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, the Triassic dinosaurs of Arizona were mainly small, bipedal carnivores no bigger than a human in size. Unlike their descendents which filled every terrestrial ecological niche, the dinosaurs of the Triassic shared the landscape with other types of predatory reptiles, most notably the crocodile-like phytosaurs and rauisuchians. In direct competition with these other voracious predators, the small dinosaurs evolved characteristics that would allow them to compete for prey. These evolutionary developments included characters of the pelvis and ankle which allowed the animals to keep their legs straight under their body for a ...
Qijiang, China - Researchers from the University of Alberta have concluded that the fossil remains accidentally dug up in 2006 by local farmers seeking a prime fishing spot are that of a new dinosaur that measured up to 15 meters (~50 ft.) in length. The dinosaur belongs to the mamenchisaurids which were noted for having very elongated necks. The type of long-neck dinosaurs most people think of are called sauropods. These land dwellers were popularized in the Don Bluth animated films The Land Before Time. However, their necks comprised 33% of their body length. Mamenchisaurids have necks significantly longer than that.. The newly discovered dinosaur has been given the nick name dragon dinosaur. It stems from the fact that when originally discovered, locals could not see any legs on it. This gave it the appearance of being a mythical dragon.. The dinosaur is also called Qijianglong to attribute its name to the city where it was first discovered. By comparison with other long-neck dinosaurs, ...
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Jason Poole, who oversees the lab and has participated in dinosaur digs around the world, says the fossils were unearthed in Wyoming in 2011 by a team from the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. Scientists already know the fossils belong to a 25-foot-long, duck-billed, plant-eating dinosaur that lived 67 to 70 million years ago. Its of the hadrosaur family, the same family as the famous Hadrosaurus foulkii, the worlds first nearly complete dinosaur, which the Academy displayed in 1868 as the worlds first mounted dinosaur.. But scientists wont know what species of hadrosaur the mystery dinosaur is until they can fully see and examine the fossils. Even though they have found only a small portion of the dinosaur, scientists are confident they will be able to identify it, especially since they have parts of the skull, which often is not recovered.. From neck to tail, all hadrosaurids look alike, Poole says. But we have a good bit of the skull, which makes it a lot easier to identify the ...
Witmer said traditional views of the nostril placement are probably rooted in a historical belief that the huge, long-necked sauropod dinosaurs were amphibious. In that case, nasal passages positioned further back on the head would have worked like a snorkel. Evidence uncovered in the 1970s suggested that sauropods were not aquatic, but landlubbers. Yet for some reason, the early depictions of sauropods with nostrils further back on the head didnt change, and that position was also picked up in renderings of other dinosaurs. Up-Front Results Witmer undertook the study because he is interested in the overall physiology of dinosaurs. He was curious about why the fleshy nostrils of dinosaurs were shown where they are, but he couldnt find an explanation. So he set out to get a more accurate idea of just where a dinosaurs nose was probably positioned. He did X-ray examinations of living birds, crocodiles, and lizards, which are thought to be surviving relatives of dinosaurs.. He painted the fleshy ...
The oldest dinosaurs were bipedal and fast creatures, which had many competitors in the ecosystems of Pangea. In the Middle Triassic we already find species able to be classified into Saurischia (Herrerasaurus, Eoraptor) or Ornithischia (Pisanosaurus). The findings started at the end of the 20th century in the argentinian province called Ischigualasto, where Herrerasaurus ischigualastensis and Eoraptor lunensis was found. While Herrerasauridae was thought to be a sister taxon to Neotheropoda, Eoraptor became famous for its position as the most basal theropod dinosaur. The apomorphies linking the skeleton of these dinosaurs to theropods are numerous, for example wide intercentres of vertebrae, elongated humerus and manus, flat fourth metacarpal or the craniomandibular and intramandibular joint at the same level as the teeth rows. Later more discoveries of basal dinosaurs happened, which led to the creation of new hypotheses about the very early phylogeny of this group. Saturnalia tupiniquim was ...
Palaeontologists identify what is likely to be the oldest known dinosaur specimen, patching a 10-15-million-year hole in dinosaurs evolutionary history. It walked on two legs, measured 2-3m in length with a large tail and weighed between 20 and 60kg. The find suggests that many millions of years passed between dinosaurs first members and their dominance on land. It fills a gap between what we previously knew to be the oldest dinosaurs and their other closest relatives, report co-author Paul Barrett, of the Natural History Museum in London, told BBC News. The find shores up the idea that dinosaurs evolved on the southern parts of the supercontinent Pangaea. There was this big gap in the fossil record where dinosaurs shouldve been present and this fossil neatly fills that gap. The early evolution of dinosaurs is difficult to unpick, as a rich variety of reptiles were proliferating at the time - and some may even have independently evolved characteristics that are associated with
The year is 2020. You have pursued various careers in science, business, medicine, etc., in the 20 or so years since you graduated from Fullam University. Because of your knowledge about evolution and the dinosaur fossil record, youve been asked to participate in a landmark case that will decide if dinosaurs should be cloned from ancient DNA. Experts with various backgrounds and interests are being assembled to aid in the decision-making process. You and your colleagues will be deciding if extinct species should be brought back to life. You dont have long to decide either--new cloning techniques are being tested around the world and the possibility of resurrecting extinct species may soon be within our grasp. Karelis Securities has offered to sponsor your participation, so you and other Fullam alums have been brought together for a debriefing of the situation ...
Could God have created dinosaurs? Biochemist Brian Thomas was taught that dinosaurs evolved over millions of years via natural processes and death. Which dinosaur origin model is true? What do the fossils reveal?. Other episodes in this series:. Are Human Fossils Buried with Dinosaur Fossils?. Are Dinosaurs in the Bible?. Did Dinosaurs Evolve into Birds?. Is there Evidence that Dinosaurs Lived Recently?. ...
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Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur. Not only does this discovery make it a record breaking year for Utah, in terms of new dinosaurs but it adds greatly to our understanding of the Troodontidae. Troodonts are known from the Upper Cretaceous of Asia and from the Upper Jurassic and Upper Cretaceous of North America, however, this is the first evidence of Troodonts living in what was to become North America in the Early Cretaceous.. Commenting on the new dinosaur, Scott Foss, a regional palaeontologist for the US Bureau of Land Management stated:. Its skull is six times larger than other dinosaurs. One find a year is unusual but eight is outstanding.. He went on to add that approximately one percent of all known dinosaurs described to date have had their fossils found in Utah. We at Everything Dinosaur, think this claim is a little exaggerated, but the importance of the western United States as a location for Mesozoic vertebrate fossils should not be underestimated.. Seven of the new types of ...
Whatever the ancestor of birds was, it must have had five fingers, not the three-fingered hand of theropod dinosaurs, Feduccia said. Scientists agree that dinosaurs developed hands with digits one, two and three -- which are the same as the thumb, index and middle fingers of humans -- because digits four and five remain as vestiges or tiny bumps on early dinosaur skeletons. Apparently many dinosaurs developed very specialized, almost unique hands for grasping and raking. Our studies of ostrich embryos, however, showed conclusively that in birds, only digits two, three and four, which correspond to the human index, middle and ring fingers, develop, and we have pictures to prove it, said Feduccia, professor and former chair of biology at UNC. This creates a new problem for those who insist that dinosaurs were ancestors of modern birds. How can a bird hand, for example, with digits two, three and four evolve from a dinosaur hand that has only digits one, two and three? That would be almost ...
Because feathers are often associated with birds, feathered dinosaurs are often touted regarding the relationship between birds and dinosaurs. However, the multiple skeletal features also shared by the two groups represent the more important link for paleontologists. Furthermore, it is increasingly clear that the relationship between birds and dinosaurs, and the evolution of flight, are more complex topics than previously realized. For example, while it was once believed that birds evolved from dinosaurs in one linear progression, some scientists, most notably Gregory S. Paul, conclude that dinosaurs such as the dromaeosaurs may have evolved from birds, losing the power of flight while keeping their feathers in a manner similar to the modern ostrich and other ratites.. Comparison of bird and dinosaur skeletons, as well as cladistic analysis, strengthens the case for the link, particularly for a branch of theropods called maniraptors. Skeletal similarities include the neck, pubis, wrist ...
Dinosaur questions and answers- Early Jan. 2001. Zoom Dinosaurs is all about dinosaurs, dinosaur evolution, fossils, dinosaur extinction, dinosaur eggs, trackways.
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Pterosaurs and dinosaurs are closely related, meaning they share a number of features, but are still distinct groups, or clades as we call them in biology. They both belong to a group called the Archosauria, which includes crocodilians, dinosaurs (including birds, as they evolved from dinosaurs and therefore are dinosaurs by definition), and pterosaurs. Archosaurs share a number of characteristics including an antorbital fenestra (a hole in the skull in front of the eye) and teeth set in sockets. However, early in archosaurian evolution there was a split between crocodilians and their close relatives (the crurotarsans or pseudosuchians) and birds and their closest relatives, including dinosaurs and pterosaurs (known as the avemetatarsalians). Avemetatarsalia is a mouthful, but its pretty easy to break down. Basically this group is united by a bird-like ankle, among other features. Within this group is another group called the Ornithodira, which means bird-neck, again uniting the group with ...
FIG. 5. - Restoration Of Allosaurus.. Materials for the Restoration of D inosaurs. - Carnivorous dinosaur Allosaurus o f the U mal closely related to the Me alosaurus (Allosaurus) pper Jurassic period of North America, an anit type of England. The skeleton (fig. 4) was found nearly complete in the beds of the Morrison formation, Upper Jurassic of central Wyoming, U.S.A. Near it was discovered the posterior portion of the skeleton of a giant herbivorous dinosaur (Brontosaurus Marsh). It was observed that ten of the caudal vertebrae of the latter skeleton bore tooth marks and grooves corresponding exactly with the sharp pointed teeth in the jaw of the carnivorous dinosaur. This proved that the great herbivorous dinosaur had been preyed upon by its smaller carnivorous contemporary. Teeth of the carnivorous dinosaur scattered among the bones of the herbivorous dinosaur completed the line of circumstantial evidence. Upon this testimony the restoration (fig. 5) of the Megalosaur has been drawn by ...
Details from amazon in [US] [UK] [France] [Germany] ``This book is for the ``kid in all of us. The book, published in conjunction with the release of Jurassic Park III is intended for children ages 8 and up. The book, however, can be used by anyone interested in dinosaurs. The book is fascinating because it does not talk down to kids. The authors describe the earths time scale, especially the Mesozoic Era. There is a section on how dinosaurs are classified, using cladistic principles with note in the test advising the readers that new discoveries may alter the diagram (cladogram). Also included in the book is a section on finding dinosaurs, and how they are prepared in a museum. There is also a section by the books illustrator, Robert Walters on how he illustrates dinosaurs. At the end of the book are sections on where to see dinosaurs in museums and in the field, a bibliography for kids and adults, a listing of dinosaur web sites and a glossary for anyone to look up those big words. The ...
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In the new episode of Jurassic Park the dinosaur theme park on Isla Nuba is in operation already for a long time, but it has financial problems. The scientists want to produce more thrill by developing a genetically modified pimped predatory dinosaur to attract more paying visitors.. But what has actually made dinosaurs so successful that they could dominate the earth for 200 million of years? And why did mammals have to wait 200 millions of years for their turn? Mammals were already present before dinosaurs had inhabited the earth, namely in that time of the so-called perm period. They evolved - like the dinosaurs did as well - from reptiles and were biologically seen quite similar to the todays platypus - so they had fur, warm-blooded body temperature and probably they even laid eggs. Suddenly all of the mammals apart from a few small forms died out and made way for the dinosaurs.. What happened? The atmosphere got contaminated due to eruptions of huge volcanos, the level of oxygen dropped ...
Though undeniably speculative when it was published in 1998, The New Dinosaurs was greatly influenced by the state of dinosaur science at the time. By the late 1980s the cultural shift in paleontology celebrated as the Dinosaur Renaissance was in full swing-images of slow, stupid, swamp-bound and drab dinosaurs were rapidly being replaced by visions of active, agile and vividly colored animals that were far more bird-like than previously imagined. There was even a growing body of evidence that birds were the direct descendants of dinosaurs, and Dixon extrapolated from these paleontological trends to create a collection of colorful, behaviorally complex dinosaurs unlike any seen before. ...
A dinosaur couple that appears to have died together after wooing each other has been identified in remains unearthed at the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.. The dino couple, named Romeo and Juliet since they are reminiscent of Shakespeares famous doomed lovers, were entombed together for over 75 million years, according to a new study in the journal Scientific Reports.. Key to the research was figuring out the sex of the dinosaurs.. Determining a dinosaurs gender is really hard, lead author Scott Persons said in a press release. Because soft anatomy seldom fossilizes, a dinosaur fossil usually provides no direct evidence of whether it was a male or a female.. Persons, a paleontologist at the University of Alberta, and his team compared the remains of the bird-like dinosaurs, which were oviraptors (avian-resembling two-legged predators), with the anatomy of modern birds.. The researchers found evidence that the dinosaurs sported long feathers on the ends of their tails. The feathers were not ...
Tyrannosaurus ( or , meaning tyrant lizard) from the Greek words τυράννος (tyrannos, meaning tyrant) and σαύρος (sauros, meaning lizard), is a genus of theropod dinosaur. The species Tyrannosaurus rex (rex meaning king in Latin), commonly abbreviated to T. rex, is a fixture in popular culture. It lived throughout what is now western North America, with a much wider range than other tyrannosaurids. Fossils are found in a variety of rock formations dating to the last two million years of the Cretaceous Period, 67 to 65.5 million years ago. It was among the last non-avian dinosaurs to exist prior to the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event.. Like other tyrannosaurids, Tyrannosaurus was a biped carnivore with a massive skull balanced by a long, heavy tail. Relative to the large and powerful hindlimbs, Tyrannosaurus forelimbs were small, though unusually powerful for their size, and bore two clawed digits. Although other theropods rivaled or exceeded Tyrannosaurus rex in ...
are a creationist, in which case they (because clearly birds are not dinosaurs) died a few thousand years ago in the global flood because Noah didnt have room for them in the ark. An eminent Christian, Jack Chick, propounds an alternative theory:[2] some dinosaurs were in Noahs ark, and hence were saved. Unfortunately, in the flood many plants were killed. As a consequence, the atmosphere after the flood was poor in oxygen. Big animals, such as dinosaurs, need lots of oxygen! Luckily, some dinosaurs survived even this - ever heard of dragons? This does not make any sense considering that the average dinosaur was about the size of a van. Why would larger modern animals, such as elephants, survive but not the smaller dinosaurs? Simple: that hypothesis is wrong. Another popular idea is that Satan put all the fossils in the ground to trick humans into believing evolution, or perhaps God put them there to test humanitys faith. A similar idea was that the fossils were faked by scientists. These ...
The initial launch will feature puzzles, card games and a range of soft toys featuring some of the stars of The World of Dinosaur Roar! The range will launch in spring/summer 2018 and be available at select retailers. Further wider rollouts are planned for late 2018 and early 2019 including a collectable dinosaur figurine range. The core market for the Golden Bear range will be children aged two to five.. We are delighted to be partnering Nurture Rights and The Natural History Museum on the delightful Dinosaur Roar! property, said Golden Bear MD, Barry Hughes. The combination of the wonderful prehistoric characters and modern innovative marketing plans and content promise to ensure that Dinosaur Roar! will be around for many, many years to come.. We are delighted that Golden Bear will be the Master Toy licensee for The World of Dinosaur Roar! and our classic Dinosaur Roar! brand, added Nick Barrington, Nurture Rights MD. Dinosaur Roar! has proved itself to be a brand that has a loyal ...
sauropods with dermal spines were depicted in the Ica stone collection. Modern man was unaware that some (many?) sauropod dinosaurs possessed dermal spines, even though scientists had been studying the dinosaur fossils around the world for more than 150 years. This characteristic of sauropods was not learned from the fossil record until 1992. The ancient Peruvians had it right long before 1992: are we to believe they carefully examined, excavated, and reconstructed fossilized sauropod bones and skin-intricate scientific recreations that history simply does not record the ancients performing? Is it not more reasonable to conclude that man once lived with the animals that they illustrated? Modern-day paleontologists have the luxury of researching dinosaur data from all over the world and as far back as the 1820s. Our present knowledge and illustrations of dinosaurs come from their composite research. The ancients had no such comparable science, yet they still depicted dinosaurs accurately. The ...
sauropods with dermal spines were depicted in the Ica stone collection. Modern man was unaware that some (many?) sauropod dinosaurs possessed dermal spines, even though scientists had been studying the dinosaur fossils around the world for more than 150 years. This characteristic of sauropods was not learned from the fossil record until 1992. The ancient Peruvians had it right long before 1992: are we to believe they carefully examined, excavated, and reconstructed fossilized sauropod bones and skin-intricate scientific recreations that history simply does not record the ancients performing? Is it not more reasonable to conclude that man once lived with the animals that they illustrated? Modern-day paleontologists have the luxury of researching dinosaur data from all over the world and as far back as the 1820s. Our present knowledge and illustrations of dinosaurs come from their composite research. The ancients had no such comparable science, yet they still depicted dinosaurs accurately. The ...
Finally we now turn our attention to the featured paper. The Jesper Milàn and colleagues report on a new, better preserved Navahopus trackway (skipping over the theropod tracks entirely). Suprisingly (to me in any case) it more or less confirms Bairds earlier interpretation of Navahopus. In particular the manus prints are much clearer and lo and behold there is a large medially directed thumb-claw. Sauropodomorphs are the only known four-toed tetrapods from that epoch with hyperenlarged thumb claws so I think we have to accept that Navahopus was indeed the spoor of a sauropodomorph. So what is Otozoum, and were basal sauropodomorph facultative quadrupeds after all? I think a plausible explanation is that we are dealing with two distinct kinds of basal sauropodomorph. Otozoum tracks were likely left by plateosaurian-grade basal sauropodomorphs (like Plateosaurus and Massospondylus), which probably were obligate bipeds (at least as adults). Navahopus, on the other hand was probably left by a ...
New science directly challenges the millions-of-years dogma scattered throughout the blockbuster movie Jurassic World. The spring 2015 edition of the Creation Research Society Quarterly (CRSQ) is a special issue that focuses on the investigation of dinosaur proteins inside fossil bones. The last article in the issue presents never-before-seen carbon dates for 14 different fossils, including dinosaurs. Because radiocarbon decays relatively quickly, fossils that are even 100,000 years old should have virtually no radiocarbon left in them.1 But they do.. Jurassic World characters repeatedly mention million years ago in the context of their dinosaurs. In the movie, fictional scientists essentially resurrect and genetically redesign dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and even a giant mosasaur-creatures supposedly extinct for 65-75 million years.. The CRSQ study authors tested seven dinosaur bones, including a Triceratops from Montana, hadrosaurids, a cartilaginous paddlefish, a bony fish, and fresh-looking ...
Coria, R. A. and L. Salgado. 1995. A new giant carnivorous dinosaur from the Cretaceous of Patagonia. Nature 377:224-226.. Hengst, R. 1998. Lung ventilation and gas exchange in theropod dinosaurs. Science 281:47-47.. Middleton, K. M. and S. M. Gatesy. 2000. Theropod forelimb design and evolution. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 128:149-187.. Novas, F. E. 1992. Phylogenetic relationships of the basal dinosaurs, the Herrerasauridae. Paleontology 35:51-62.. Padian, K., J. R. Hutchinson, and T. R. Holtz. 1999. Phylogenetic definitions and nomenclature of the major taxonomic categories of the carnivorous Dinosauria (Theropoda). Journal Of Vertebrate Paleontology 19:69-80.. Ruben, J. A., C. Dal Sasso, N. R. Geist, W. J. Hillenius, T. D. Jones, and M. Signore. 1999. Pulmonary function and metabolic physiology of theropod dinosaurs. Science 283:514-516.. Ruben, J. A., T. D. Jones, N. R. Geist, and W. J. Hillenius. 1997. Lung structure and ventilation in theropod dinosaurs and early birds. ...
A single moment can change everything. In the Good Dinosaur that moment was when an astroid missed earth.. Get the Free Tracker App to find WowWee Fingerlings. The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?. Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.. The new Pixar movie has kind of a new look for Pixar. The dinosaurs are very cartoony but on the other hand everything feels weirdly real. Disneys Pixar studio just created another stunning animated movie with a captivating and emotional story that will entertain the whole family on Thanksgiving weekend.. ...
According to a news release from the university, the team determined the bones were from the neck, back and tail of a new dinosaur previously unknown to science.. Therapods comprise a group of carnivores that typically walked on two legs instead of four, such as the Tyrannosaurus rex, the release stated.. The new discovery, which scientists have named Vectaerovenator inopinatus, most likely measured about 13 feet in length and lived during the Cretaceous period, about 115 million years ago, according to the release.. The name was selected because it references the large air sacs found in some of the bones, which are commonly seen in theropods and proved key to helping the researchers identify the species, CNN reported.. We were struck by just how hollow this animal was. Its riddled with air spaces. Parts of its skeleton must have been rather delicate, Chris Barker, a PhD student at the university who led the study, said in the release.. The record of theropod dinosaurs from the ...
Today, visitors to Dinosaur Land can turn back the pages of time and walk for an afternoon with these wondrous creatures from the past. Since its opening in the mid 1960s, it has provided home 18-20,000 visitors each year with a breathtaking and colossal view of a time which has long fascinated the minds of Americans: the age of the dinosaur. The only one of its kind in the east, Dinosaur Land provides guests with awesomely realistic views of more than 30 exhibits of display. As Virginias own Jurassic Park, Dinosaur Land is doing its part to ensure that, although dinosaurs may be extinct, they will never be forgotten. ...
Now that I Know Dino is about a year and a half old, Garret and I decided it was time we saw some more dinosaur sites for ourselves. So we embarked on a 4,000 mi (~6,400 km), 67 hour road trip from California to Alberta to Montana and back.. Along the way we met some amazing dinosaur enthusiasts, including museum employees and curators, paleontologists, and people who love dinosaurs as much as we do.. We picked up some new dinosaur books at the impressive Powells in Portland, Oregon. And then we headed north to Wembley, Alberta, to see the Philip J. Currie Museum.. The Currie Museum only opened last September, but has already attracted more than 100,000 visitors and won numerous awards. Everything smells new, and whats great about this museum is their emphasis on technology and giving people new ways of learning about dinosaurs, even from a distance.. We got to speak with George Jacob, the CEO and president of the museum, and Jewels Goff, the Outreach and Education Programs coordinator.. When ...
Allosaurus is one of the best known theropod dinosaurs from the Jurassic and a crucial taxon in phylogenetic analyses. On the basis of an in-depth, firsthand study of the bulk of Allosaurus specimens housed in North American institutions, we describe here a new theropod dinosaur from the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of Western North America, Allosaurus jimmadseni sp. nov., based upon a remarkably complete articulated skeleton and skull and a second specimen with an articulated skull and associated skeleton. The present study also assigns several other specimens to this new species, Allosaurus jimmadseni, which is characterized by a number of autapomorphies present on the dermal skull roof and additional characters present in the postcrania. In particular, whereas the ventral margin of the jugal of Allosaurus fragilis has pronounced sigmoidal convexity, the ventral margin is virtually straight in Allosaurus jimmadseni. The paired nasals of Allosaurus jimmadseni possess bilateral, blade-like crests
The study, funded in large part by the Bureau of Land Management and the National Science Foundation, was led by Mark Loewen, research associate at the Natural History Museum of Utah, and adjunct assistant professor in the department of geology and geophysics at the University of Utah. Additional collaborative authors include Randall Irmis, Natural History Museum of Utah and department of geology and geophysics, University of Utah; Joseph Sertich, Denver Museum of Nature & Science; Philip Currie, University of Alberta; and Scott Sampson, Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The skeleton was discovered by BLM employee Scott Richardson, and excavated by a joint NHMU-GSENM team.. Lythronax lived on Laramidia, along the western shores of the great seaway that separated North America; this landmass hosted a vast array of unique dinosaur species and served as the crucible of evolution for iconic dinosaur groups such as the horned and duck billed dinosaurs. This study also indicates that tyrannosaurid ...
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Walk with the dinosaurs in this Level 2 I Can Read book based on the motion picture. In this story, Patchi meets Juniper and knows hes finally found a friend. Theres only one problem: Shes in a different herd. I Can Read books are designed to encourage a love of reading. Walking with Dinosaurs: Friends Stick Together is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.. Walking with Dinosaurs, a six-part documentary on the BBC, is now the most watched cable documentary ever, as well as a long-running live stage show. The long-awaited 3D motion picture comes out this December, and is sure to thrill fans. ...
If your kids love dinosaurs they will love this story of Red Dinosaur who is learning about Buddhism. - Red Dinosaur Learns About Buddhism - Buddhism at BellaOnline
Wyomings State Dinosaur Geological Age: Late Cretaceous, 65 to 70 million years ago Geographic Range: Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Alberta, Saskatchewan. Adult weight: 5 to 6 tons. Length: About 30 ft.. Habitat: Lowland floodplains. Diet: plants. Triceratops was one of the most common dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous Period. Its most prominent features are on its head: two long brow horns, a nasal horn, and a bony frill. Its frill had no holes, but it did have a row of conical bones around the edge. Fossil evidence supports the idea that this head armor was used in display and ritualized combat within its on species. It may have also served to deter predators.. Triceratops had powerful jaws and teeth that were elongated blades, suitable for shearing tough vegetation.. Triceratops is the official state dinosaur of Wyoming. Wyoming is the only state that has both a state dinosaur and a state fossil (Knightia, a fish).. ...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The fossil skeletons of two dinosaurs intertwined in what looks like a final death match have been donated to a North Carolina museum. The nonprofit organization Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences said in a statement Tuesday that it acquired the fossilized animals with private funds. The skeletons will be gifted to the Raleigh museums vertebrate paleontology collection. The Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops horridus known as the dueling dinosaurs were buried together 67 million years ago.. Their fossils were discovered on a Montana hillside and remain entombed within the sediment where they were found. The nonprofit said the distinct preservation will give museum paleontologists an unprecedented opportunity for research and education. The skeletons are worth millions of dollars and were the subject of a court battle over who owned them after their discovery in 2006. In June, a U.S. appeals court ruled the fossils belong to the owners of the lands ...
In our 153rd episode, we got to chat with Cary Woodruff (@DoubleBeam), director of paleontology at Great Plains Dinosaur Museum in Malta, Montana, and also PhD candidate at the University of Toronto. Cary is an expert in sauropods, and is the author of a new paper about deciphering diplodocid growth: Episode 153 is also about Giraffatitan, a sauropod whose name means giant giraffe.. Thank you so much to our patrons! For all the dinosaur enthusiasts out there, check out our Patreon page at You can listen to our free podcast, with all our episodes, on iTunes at:. In this episode, we discuss:. News:. ...
Happy Dinosaur Dissection Day! Thanksgiving is upon us-a time to reflect, cope with loved ones, and stuff ourselves silly with theropod meat. While the ...
Watch Expedition Week - Season 2, Episode 5 - When Crocs Ate Dinosaurs: Were all familiar with dinosaurs, but what about the ancient crocodilian behemoths that lived beside them...and ate the...
MIT scientists used precisely dated rocks from the Deccan Traps to reveal evidence that a major volcanic eruption began just before the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs, possibly playing a role in the extinction.. Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid more than five miles wide smashed into the Earth at 70,000 miles per hour, instantly vaporizing upon impact. The strike obliterated most terrestrial life, including the dinosaurs, in a geological instant: Heavy dust blocked out the sun, setting off a cataclysmic chain of events from the bottom of the food chain to the top, killing off more than three-quarters of Earths species - or so the popular theory goes.. But now scientists at MIT and elsewhere have found evidence that a major volcanic eruption began just before the impact, possibly also playing a role in the extinction.. The team precisely dated rocks from the Deccan Traps - a region of west-central India that preserves remnants of one of the largest volcanic eruptions on ...
Chris Srnka requested information about Transylvanian dinosaurs. In the summer of 1997, while I was editor of The Dinosaur Report for The Dinosaur Society, we published an update by David Weishampel on his recent important work on Transylvanian dinosaurs. The Society is now inactive and even I dont have hardcopies of the printed version to give to Dr. Weishampel, but I do have the original text which I reproduce below for you all since it is not available at the Society website. There were no photos of specimens in this article. David also did an interesting article on Nopsca (sp) which I will dig up if people show interest. For further information, one might contact Dr. Weishampel at Johns Hopkins. Note: this is David Weishampels original draft. It includes several foreign-language characters that do not translate into plain text, so you may see an occasional garbage character. --Thom Holmes Dinosaur author at large -------- 1995-1996 Progress Report The Dinosaurs of Transylvania Research ...
Why Become Extinct? Authors with varying competence have suggested that dinosaurs disappeared because the climate deteriorated (became suddenly or slowly too hot or cold or dry or wet), or that the diet did (with too much food or not enough of such substances as fern oil; from poisons in water or plants or ingested minerals; by bankruptcy of calcium or other necessary elements). Other writers have put the blame on disease, parasites, wars, anatomical or metabolic disorders (slipped vertebral discs, malfunction or imbalance of hormone and endocrine systems, dwindling brain and consequent stupidity, heat sterilization, effects of being warm-blooded in the Mesozoic world), racial old age, evolutionary drift into senescent overspecialization, changes in the pressure or composition of the atmosphere, poison gases, volcanic dust, excessive oxygen from plants, meteorites, comets, gene pool drainage by little mammalian egg-eaters, overkill capacity by predators, fluctuation of gravitational constants, ...
Dinosaurs is an installation of colossal volume, presenting a dinosaur halved and spaced into two vitrines (10 × 2 × 3m each) respectively. Modelled primarily in the language of sculpture, the enormous animal was stuffed with real viscera by the artist, whose design allows his audience to walk through this work. The existence of this piece, in terms of its configuration, refers precisely to the internationally acclaimed contemporary artwork The Shark (as well as Mother and Child Divided) by Damien Hirst. If the British artist refreshes the definition and value of contemporary art by displaying animal specimens preserved in formaldehyde, then it is not unfair to say that the pastiche by XU Zhen, who follows his visual presentation faithfully, is likely to serve as a retort towards the pieces that go down in art history. Back in 2007, XU exhibited this work in a show entitled NONO. I am quite satisfied with the work, for it is so abundantly boring. said the artist commenting on his own ...
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Ricardo Araújo and Rui Castanhinha. Dinosaur Eggs and Embryos of the Lourinhã Formation (Upper Jurassic, Portugal). Museu da Lourinhã, Lourinhã, Portugal. Martin Ezcurra. Redescription of the Coelophysoid Liliensternus liliensterni from the Triassic of Germany and the Early Evolution of Theropods. Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pablo Gallina. Sauropod Dinosaurs and Associated Fauna from La Bonita Hill, Northern Patagonia, Argentina. Universidad Maimónides, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Rodolfo Garcia. Prospecting of Unexplored Late Cretaceous North Patagonian Localities with Dinosaur Eggs, Potentially Holder of Embryonic Remains. Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Neuquén, Neuquén, Argentina. Justin Hall. Finite Element Modeling of the Lower Jaw in Extant Squamata and Theropoda: A Comparison of the Functional Morphology of the Intramandibular Joint. Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, U.S.A.. Joel Hutson. Why Dont ...
RALEIGH, DEB. DEB., goal 15 (UPI) - At present, paleontologists have no proven method of differentiating guy in addition to lady dinosaur remains, nevertheless researchers are usually wanting the particular navicular bone from the anticipating Tyrannosaurus rex can modify that. The 68-million-year-old fossil was discovered having a team related to researchers via Ny Situation University as well as the Ny Memorial related to Natural Sciences inside 2005, nevertheless simply recently have been researchers capable of confirm the particular fossil features a sex-specific reproductive system program tissue referred to as medullary navicular bone. Scientists desire extra assessment in the medullary navicular bone might illuminate the particular improvement related to ovum relaxing inside modern birds along with give a way of dinosaur sex-typing. Medullary navicular bone is simply contained in lady birds; it is synthesized in relation to egg-laying. Theropod dinosaurs for example BIG T.Vernon Butler ...
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For the Troy Daily News. COLUMBUS - COSI, the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, has opened a new exhibit - the American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery.. The new gallery is a unique collaboration between a leading science center and a renowned natural history museum. Housed in a completely renovated space at COSI, the gallery will feature installations of world-class dinosaur exhibits from the American Museum of Natural History including a full-size cast skeleton of the massive Tyrannosaurus rex, a stunning 60-foot-long metallic model of the long-necked Apatosaurus, and interactive exhibits showcasing the latest scientific findings about this fascinating group of animals. The new gallery reveals the evolution of dinosaur biology, highlighting ongoing research by expert paleontologists. Scientists now know that dinosaurs never really fully vanished from Earth: modern birds are, in fact, their living descendants, classified along with their extinct relatives in the ...
Sauropod bone histology has provided a great deal of insight into the life history of these enormous animals. However, because of high growth rates, annual growth rings are not common in sauropod long bones, so directly measuring growth rates and determining sexual maturity require alternative measures. Histological ontogenetic stages (HOS) have been established to describe the changes in bone histology through development for basal Macronaria and Diplodocoidea, and subsequently for Titanosauria. Despite this, the current HOS model is not able to discriminate bone tissues in late ontogeny, when sauropods had reached asymptotic size and continued to live into senescence but their long bones became extensively remodeled by secondary osteons and all primary bone was destroyed. Here we establish remodeling stages (RS) to characterize the Haversian bone development through ontogeny in eight sauropod taxa (Apatosaurinae, Giraffatitan brancai, Camarasaurus spp., Dicraeosaurus spp., Ampelosaurus atacis, ...
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GOLDEN - The 68 million-year-old dinosaur tracks at the golf course in Golden are set for a hit of notoriety today.. A dedication ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. at Triceratops Trail on the west side of Fossil Trace Golf Course, 3050 Illinois St., to acknowledge the fossil site as a National Natural Landmark.. Triceratops Trail at the golf course was added to the existing Morrison Fossil Area National Natural Landmark at Dinosaur Ridge in 2011. The new name for the extended site will be the Morrison-Golden Fossil Areas.. Friends of Dinosaur Ridge president Joe Tempel said, We held off on the dedication to get some interpretive signs up about the designation and do some maintenance on the trail.. The mission of the Friends group has been to educate the public and preserve the dinosaur tracks in Morrison and Golden.. Retired geologist and Golden resident William Caneer has long been an advocate of the tracks preservation. He was active last year in urging Jefferson County to approve a ...
A missing link between plant-eating dinosaurs and meat-eaters such as the Tyrannosaurus rex may have been found, suggests a new study from the University of Cambridge and the Natural History Museum.
Carpenter, K. 1982. Skeletal and dermal armor reconstruction of Euoplocephalus tutus (Ornithischia: Ankylosauridae) from the Late Cretaceous Oldman Formation of Alberta. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 19:689-697.. Carpenter, K. 1984. Skeletal reconstruction and life restoration of Sauropelta (Ankylosauria: Nodosauridae) from the Cretaceous of North America. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 21, p. 1491-1498.. Carpenter, K. 1990. Ankylosaur systematics: example using Panoplosaurus and Edmontonia (Ankylosauria, Nodosauridae). Pp. 282-298 in K. Carpenter and P. Currie (eds.), Dinosaur Systematics: Perspectives and Approaches. Cambridge University Press, New York.. Carpenter, K. 1997a. Ankylosauria. Pp. 16-20 in P. Currie, and K. Padian (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs. Academic Press, San Diego,.. Carpenter, K. 1997b. Ankylosaurs. Pp. 308-316 in J. Farlow and M. Brett-Surman (eds.), The Complete Dinosaur. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.. Carpenter, K. 2001. Phylogenetic Analysis ...
This activity explores vertebrate paleontology/paleobiology of the Mesozoic. It focuses on dinosaur osteology using skeletons and models at The Field Museum in Chicago. Students will compare the morphology of ...
Lucky bones necklace - The 14K Lucky Bones necklace is delightfully memorable and naughty. Featuring two dinosaurs (including a triceratops) in the throws of passion, thi...
In this traveling exhibition, visitors will explore new discoveries and technologies that have revolutionized our understanding of the biology of sauropods, the largest dinosaurs to have walked the Earth.
Sp far, there hasnt been any direct fossil evidence of feathers in the species that followed Similicaudiptery, but there is a lot of other, strong evidence, that they possessed a feathered tail.. Persons reasons that because the later oviraptor had the same tail structure as the feathered Similicaudipteryx, the tails of later oviraptors still served the same purpose, waving feathered tail fans.. This hypothesis is strongly supported by the structure of the bones and muscles of their tail.. Individual vertebrae at the base of an oviraptors tail were short and numerous, indicating great flexibility. Based on dissections of modern reptile and bird tails, Persons reconstruction of the dinosaurs tail muscles revealed oviraptors had what it took to really shake their tail feathers.. Large muscles extended far down the tail and had a sufficient number of broad connection points to the vertebrae to propel oviraptors tail feathers vigorously from side to side and up and down.. The image that ...
Sutures and synchondroses, the fibrous and cartilaginous articulations found in the skulls of vertebrates, have been studied for many biological applications at the morphological scale. However, little is known about these articulations at the microscopic scale in non-mammalian vertebrates, including extant archosaurs (birds and crocodilians). The major goals of this paper were to: (i) document the microstructure of some sutures and synchondroses through ontogeny in archosaurs; (ii) compare these microstructures with previously published sutural histology (i.e. that of mammals); and (iii) document how these articulations with different morphological degrees of closure (open or obliterated) appear histologically. This was performed with histological analyses of skulls of emus, American alligators, a fossil crocodilian and ornithischian dinosaurs (hadrosaurids, pachycephalosaurids and ceratopsids). Emus and mammals possess a sutural periosteum until sutural fusion, but it disappears rapidly during ...
Well I find it likely that meat curtains were ancestral to Dinosauria because we have beaked Ornithiscia, then Saurischia is a little weird. We have meat curtains basal to Theropoda but it would seem at first it wasnt to Sauropodomorpha. But by looking at what the known fleshy integument of the lips are found in Sauropods I find it likely they were also going along the path of beaks. But instead of evolving true beaks they evolved the next best thing; a protobeak. Look at Camarasaurus and Bonitasaurua. They dont have beaks but instead of highly keratinized lips that act just like a beak. Why they would grow a protobeak instead of a full fledged beak beats me, but regardless this still looks like the same case that was going on with all other Dinosaurs that became herbivores. And it just so happens that these are the only two sauropods with known facial integument AND they arent that closely related so its likely they have a common ancestor with such a proto beak. Maybe there wasnt a ...
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This skull and the knowledge locked away within it is helping us further understand the intimate details surrounding the life history of these remarkable animals, said Cary Woodruff, a Ph.D. student working with the Royal Ontario Museum and lead researcher on the paper. How a baby Diplodocus that hatched from an egg no bigger than a cantaloupe grows up to be 100 feet long within 30 years is astonishing in and of itself - and this skull, like a puzzle piece, is helping us piece together how this rapid growth was even possible.. The skull, measuring just 24 centimeters long, is the smallest of its kind ever discovered and was unearthed in south-central Montana by CMC paleontologist Glenn Storrs, Ph.D. and prepared in the laboratory at the Museum of the Rockies. Diplodocus skulls are remarkably small given the massive size of the dinosaur, but the discovery of a skull less than half the length of known adult cranial remains leads paleontologists to believe it is from a juvenile animal. Upon ...
The event also caused huge changes in land vegetation, and while it remains a mystery why the dinosaurs survived this event, they went on to fill the vacancies left by the now extinct wildlife species, alongside early mammals and amphibians. This mass extinction has long been linked to a large and abrupt release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, but the exact source of this emission has been unknown ...
This dataset contains the digitized treatments in Plazi based on the original journal article Enrique Peñalver, Antonio Arillo, Xavier Delclòs, David Peris, David A. Grimaldi, Scott R. Anderson, Paul C. Nascimbene, Ricardo Pérez-de la Fuente (2017): parasitised feathered dinosaurs as Cretaceous amber assemblages revealed. Nature Communications 8 (1924): 1-13, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01550-z ...
The growing consensus about the endothermy of dinosaurs (see dinosaur physiology) helps to understand their full extinction in ... Le Loeuff, J (2012). "Paleobiogeography and biodiversity of Late Maastrichtian dinosaurs: How many dinosaur species became ... "Chicxulub crater dinosaur extinction". New York Times. New York, NY.. *^ Brannen, Peter (2017). The Ends of the World: Volcanic ... "Dinosaur extinction battle flares". Retrieved 2013-02-08.. *^ Bottke, W.F.; Vokrouhlický, D.; Nesvorný, D. ( ...
Encyclopaedia of dinosaurs. San Diego: Academic Press, 375-379. *^ a b Denver Warwick Fowler (April 2016). "Dinosaurs and time ... "Dinosaur Mailing List Archives. Retrieved 2018-07-17.. *^ Posmoşanu, E. (2003). "Iguanodontian dinosaurs from the lower ... Parkland 4th graders petitioned for 'Suciasaurus rex' to be Washington state dinosaur - If Washington gets a state dinosaur, ... The name was first printed by David Lambert in 1990 in the Dinosaur Data Book, and also appears in Lambert's Ultimate Dinosaur ...
Non-avian dinosaurs[edit]. Recognition that insular dwarfism could apply to dinosaurs arose through the work of Ferenc Nopcsa, ... Carpenter, K. (2001) The Armored Dinosaurs. Indiana University Press, 526 pages. *^ a b c d Cuarón, A. D.; Martínez-Morales, M ... "Dwarf dinosaur island really did exist, scientists claim". Telegraph Media Group. 2010-02-22. Archived from the original on ... Dyke, G. (2011-09-20). "The Dinosaur Baron of Transylvania". Scientific American. 305 (4): 80-83. Bibcode:2011SciAm.305c..80D. ...
Dinosaurs[edit]. See also: Dinosaur egg. From the fossil record, it is known that many, or perhaps all, dinosaurs laid eggs. ... The Oviraptor nests of Mongolia are perhaps the most famous case of dinosaur nesting. One specimen was found fossilized atop a ... A site known as Egg Mountain in Montana provides exceptional evidence of dinosaur nesting behavior. The site features dozens of ...
Non-avian dinosaurs[edit]. *Theropods (gliding/flying). There were several species of theropod dinosaur thought to be capable ... These reptiles were close relatives of the dinosaurs (and sometimes mistakenly considered dinosaurs by laymen), and reached ... Dinosaur Profs Worlds Apart on Link to Birds. *^ Renesto, S., Spielmann, J. A., Lucas, S. G., & Spagnoli, G. T. (2010). The ... "Controversial Fossil Claimed to Sink Dinosaur-Bird Link". Archived from the original on 2006-06-30. Retrieved 15 April 2006.. ...
Dinosaur locomotion[edit]. Alexander was particularly interested in the mechanics of dinosaur motion.[8] He developed a formula ... Estimates of speeds of dinosaurs, 1976[10]. *Bending of cylindrical animals with helical fibres in their skin or cuticle, 1987[ ... dinosaur speed calculator,' mathematically derived from the Froude number: "The key to deriving estimates of dinosaur gait and ... Extinct: A Horizon Guide to Dinosaurs (2001) TV documentary[23]. Honours & awards[edit]. Alexander received several awards and ...
Dinosaurs[edit]. The vertebral column in dinosaurs consists of the cervical (neck), dorsal (back), sacral (hips), and caudal ( ... is one of the defining characteristics of dinosaurs. The occipital condyle is a structure on the posterior part of a dinosaur's ... In sauropod dinosaurs, the largest known land vertebrates, pleurocoels and air sacs may have reduced the animal's weight by ... Saurischian dinosaur vertebrae sometimes possess features known as pleurocoels, which are hollow depressions on the lateral ...
Lessem, D., and Glut, D.F. (1993). "Not A Dinosaur". The Dinosaur Society Dinosaur Encyclopedia. Random House, Inc. xxxvi- ... "Dinosaur Mailing List Archives. Retrieved 2018-07-17.. *^ Posmoşanu, E. (2003). "Iguanodontian dinosaurs from the lower ... Parkland 4th graders petitioned for 'Suciasaurus rex' to be Washington state dinosaur - If Washington gets a state dinosaur, ... Encyclopaedia of dinosaurs. San Diego: Academic Press, 375-379. *^ Denver Warwick Fowler (April 2016). "Dinosaurs and time: ...
In dinosaurs[edit]. In dinosaurs the main bones of the pectoral girdle were the scapula (shoulder blade) and the coracoid, both ... The clavicle was present in saurischian dinosaurs but largely absent in ornithischian dinosaurs. The place on the scapula where ... The clavicles fused in some theropod dinosaurs to form a furcula, which is the equivalent to a wishbone.[7] ... Martin, A.J. (2006). Introduction to the Study of Dinosaurs. Second Edition. Oxford, Blackwell Publishing. pg. 299-300. ISBN 1- ...
As the term "dinosaur" was coined by Richard Owen in 1842, the Bible does not use the word "dinosaur". Some creationist ... He added that humans and dinosaurs had lived together, quoting Clifford L. Burdick for the report that dinosaur tracks had ... Flood geology, the fossil record, and dinosaurs[edit]. See also: Paleontology and Dinosaur ... "CH711: Behemoth a Dinosaur". Retrieved 13 September 2007.. *^ Pennock, Robert T. (2000). Tower of Babel: the evidence against ...
Norman, David B. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs. p. 11. *^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Norman, David B. (1985). "To ... Norman, D.B. (1985). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs, 115. *^ Bakker, Robert T. (1986). "Dinosaurs At Table". The ... Study a Dinosaur". The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs: An Original and Compelling Insight into Life in the Dinosaur ... Because it is both one of the first dinosaurs described and one of the best-known dinosaurs, Iguanodon has been well-placed as ...
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Lone Star Dinosaurs. Texas A&M University Press. Lockley, Martin and Hunt, Adrian. Dinosaur Tracks of Western North America. ... Carcasses of dinosaurs like Niobrarasaurus coleii were occasionally preserved after drifting hundreds of miles out into the ... "Dinosaurs?", page 231. Everhart (2005); "Peteranodons: Rulers of the Air", page 214. Murray (1974); "Kansas", page 145. Mayor ( ...
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... and no genetic data has ever been recovered for dinosaurs. Recent news suggesting that scientists have found dinosaur DNA ... well probably never be able to reconstruct a whole dinosaur genome and potentially bring an extinct dinosaur back to life, ... and no genetic data has ever been recovered for dinosaurs. Recent news suggesting that scientists have found dinosaur DNA ... Dinosaur DNA cannot be extracted from amber. Well, it looks like we may never have our own Jurassic Park. Scientists at the ...
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a b c d e f g h i j PC Sereno (1997) "The origin and evolution of dinosaurs" Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci. 25:435-489 ... This article gives an outline and examples of dinosaur evolution. For a detailed list of interrelationships see Dinosaur ... The earliest confirmed dinosaur fossils include saurischian (lizard-hipped) dinosaurs Nyasasaurus 243 Ma,[1] Saturnalia 225- ... Earliest dinosaurs[edit]. The first known dinosaurs were bipedal predators that were 1-2 metres (3.3-6.5 ft) long. ...
Dinosaur classification Dinosaur renaissance Evolution of dinosaurs Evolutionary physiology List of dinosaurs Origin of birds ... No dinosaur egg has been found that is larger than a basketball and embryos of large dinosaurs have been found in relatively ... All the dinosaurs they examined had nasal passages that were too narrow and short to accommodate nasal turbinates, so dinosaurs ... Dinosaurs grew from small eggs to several tons in weight relatively quickly. A natural interpretation of this is that dinosaurs ...
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An Illustrated History of Dinosaurs. Our image of dinosaurs has been constantly changing since naturalists started studying the ... Dinosaurs have been found with some sort of fluff or even full-on plumage. ... If you take it as a given that extinct dinosaurs were all weird and wonderful, then you go ... We know a lot about dinosaurs but theres one question that has plagued paleontologists.. ...
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Dinosaurs reproductive strategies, and in particular the way they incubated their eggs, still raise numerous scientific ... Theropod dinosaurs form a group within the order of saurischian dinosaurs. Characterized by their bipedal posture, most were ... No doubt some dinosaurs, weighing several dozen metric tons, could not lie on their eggs to incubate them, but they may have ... Dinosaurs reproductive strategies, and in particular the way they incubated their eggs, still raise numerous scientific ...
The real test may be dinosaurs like Sinosauropteryx and Sciurumimus. These small dinosaurs had extensive coverings of simple ... No one, Persons and Currie point out, has found dinosaur whiskers yet. This might be because non-avian dinosaurs didnt ... While speculative, the idea that some dinosaurs had feathery whiskers isnt outlandish. Todays avian dinosaurs have feathers ... but we need more exceptionally-preserved early dinosaurs to find out. And as for display, flashy dinosaur plumage is often said ...
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One of several Canadian dinosaurs from the Campanian Dinosaur Park Formation named by Lawrence Lambe, Panoplosaurus… ... Witmer was right on the money when it came to re-orienting dinosaur noses on the front of the snout but dead wrong in claiming ... Once more, Im going to start recycling some of those dinosaur texts written for the defunct field guide (for the back-story on ... Weve looked at some of the evidence for dinosaur cheeks a few times before: for more please see the therizinosauroid article ...
A dinosaurs odd switch from ribbons to quills suggests ancient animals experimented with a diversity of feather types, a new ... and they might have served as ornaments or to help the dinosaur balance itself as it ran. (Related: First Dinosaur Feathers ... Very young dinosaurs are thought to have been covered in down, so the new find suggests that dinosuars went through at least ... The two new fossils belong to a pigeon-size juvenile dinosaur thought to be just a year or two old and a three- to four-year- ...
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Vandals smash rare dinosaur print in Australia. Vandals have taken a hammer to a 115-million-year-old dinosaur footprint at a ... Egyptian dinosaur discovery fires up paleontology world, shows ties to Europe. A long-necked dinosaur unearthed in Egypt has ... Fossilized dinosaur teeth unearthed in Nagasaki Prefecture. Fossilized teeth belonging to a plant-eating dinosaur have been ... Cranial bones of three horned dinosaurs found in western Japan. Cranial bones of three primitive horned dinosaurs have been ...
These dinosaurs lived throughout the world from the Middle Triassic to the end of the Cretaceous period. Members of the order ... Dinosaurs ("terrible lizards") belong to a large group of reptiles called Archosauria ("ruling reptiles"). They are classified ... All Ornithischian ("bird-hipped") dinosaurs had pelvises similar to those of modern birds, and hoofed toes. All were herbivores ... All Saurischian ("lizard-hipped") dinosaurs had modern lizardlike pelvises and clawed feet. Saurischians roamed Earth from the ...
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  • Fossils of baby duck-billed dinosaurs ( Hypacrosaurus stebingeri ) have yielded traces of proteins, chromosomes, and chemical markers of DNA, according to new research published in National Science Review. (
  • For the new study, Bailleul, Schweitzer, and their colleagues studied fossils of duck-billed dinosaur nestlings found in northern Montana back in the 1980s. (
  • The process leading up to the Dinosauromorpha and the first true dinosaurs can be followed through fossils of the early Archosaurs such as the Proterosuchidae , Erythrosuchidae and Euparkeria which have fossils dating back to 250 Ma, through mid-Triassic archosaurs such as Ticinosuchus 232-236 Ma. (
  • The earliest confirmed dinosaur fossils include saurischian ('lizard-hipped') dinosaurs Nyasasaurus 243 Ma, [1] Saturnalia 225-232 Ma, Herrerasaurus 220-230 Ma, Staurikosaurus possibly 225-230 Ma, Eoraptor 220-230 Ma and Alwalkeria 220-230 Ma. (
  • Since then, dinosaur fossils have been found all over the world and studied by paleontologists to find out more about the many different types of these creatures that existed. (
  • Newfound fossils of a feathered dinosaur suggest that the extinct reptiles might have possessed a diversity in plumage types that puts modern birds to shame. (
  • The two new fossils belong to a pigeon-size juvenile dinosaur thought to be just a year or two old and a three- to four-year-old duck-size youth. (
  • Students will find everything they need to start writing their research papers, including an introduction on dinosaurs and fossils, a glossary of related terms, and links to fascinating articles on the Cretaceous Period , the Mesozoic Era , Reptiles , and more. (
  • A technique using high-powered lasers to reveal hidden soft tissue in fossils is bringing insight into one of the major evolutionary transitions: small feathered dinosaurs taking flight as birds. (
  • Fossils of a large carnivorous dinosaur that was a top predator about 115 million years ago have been unearthed in Thailand - a brute that was among the early members of an impressive group of flesh-ripping dinosaurs known for their shark-like teeth. (
  • SYDNEY (Reuters) - Fossils of three new species of dinosaurs have been discovered in Australia, including a meat-eater larger than Velociraptor from the Jurassic Park movies, suggesting Australia may have a more complex prehistoric past. (
  • New dinosaur fossils are being discovered faster than ever before. (
  • Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries and its accompanying education and public programs were made possible by Bank of America. (
  • Explain what fossils are and then say, "I'm going to let each of you help find dinosaur fossils. (
  • Tell students that they are going to try to remove the dinosaur fossils (chocolate chips) from the ground (the cookie) without breaking the fossil or the ground. (
  • These fossils demonstrate the differences between carnivorous and herbivorous dinosaurs by the shapes of their toes. (
  • it's full of fossils, has quizzes to complete as you go around, and features displays not just on dinosaurs, but evolution, generally. (
  • Head for Dinosaur Isle at Sandown, an interactive museum with life-sized reconstructions, some of which move, that also houses over 1,000 fossils, including those from some of the 15 dinosaurs known to have come from the Isle of Wight. (
  • Find the best dinosaur museums and collections in the UK with this Culture24 guide to the top ten places for dinosaurs and fossils. (
  • LEGO always seems like an educational toy, aiding with everything from small motor skills and reading instructions to creativity and perseverance, and that goes double for the LEGO IDEAS Dinosaur Fossils #21320. (
  • In the 1990s, an influx of new dinosaur fossils from China revealed a feathery surprise. (
  • Today the area is set aside so that scientists can excavate dinosaur bones and other, smaller fossils. (
  • After breakfast, kids have the opportunity to touch real fossils and fossil casts and to learn about dinosaur tracking by using plastic dinosaurs to create imprints in wet clay. (
  • But beyond scientific nit-picking, you just knew some liberal fossils would give the dinosaurs a run for their money in the going-extinct department. (
  • Paleontologists think that some dinosaurs likely had protective coloration, such as pale undersides to reduce shadows, irregular color patterns ("camouflage") to make them less visible in vegetation, and so on. (
  • Paleontologists now have evidence that dinosaurs lived on all of the continents. (
  • We know a lot about dinosaurs but there's one question that has plagued paleontologists. (
  • In a new Evolution article, University of Alberta paleontologists W. Scott Persons and Philip Currie speculate that some non-avian dinosaurs partially felt their way around the Mesozoic world with brushes of facial feathers. (
  • Paleontologists say the decline in the dinosaurs began long before the Chicxulub impact. (
  • Paleontologists have been studying dinosaur remains for only about 150 years. (
  • Lost Realms where dinosaurs still survive might best be discovered by a party of pacifistic paleontologists armed with nothing but pocketknives, pickaxes, and false teeth. (
  • or Trivial Pursuit, but in recent years, paleontologists have turned up many more surprising dinosaur facts. (
  • Over the past 20 years, South American paleontologists have unearthed several giant species of dinosaurs, including the Argentinosaurus , which is considered to be the biggest dinosaur of all. (
  • For decades, paleontologists' only fossil link between birds and dinosaurs was archaeopteryx, a hybrid creature with feathered wings but with the teeth and long bony tail of a dinosaur. (
  • The discovery of these new intermediary species, which filled in the spotty fossil record, triggered a change in how paleontologists conceived of the dinosaur-to-bird transition. (
  • Bone-diggin' is still essential, but an increasing number of vertebrate paleontologists are going beyond the bones, looking for novel ways to study dinosaurs. (
  • Paleontologists report a boom in illicit dinosaur excavation and smuggling. (
  • These debates sparked interest in new methods for ascertaining the palaeobiology of extinct animals, such as bone histology, which have been successfully applied to determining the growth-rates of many dinosaurs. (
  • When did dinosaurs go extinct? (
  • Dinosaurs went extinct about 65 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous period. (
  • As Gould notes in the majority of the rest of this essay, 'Dinomania' has much to do with the commercialization of dinosaurs (who were just as toothy, gigantic, and extinct in years in which they were unpopular), the dumbed-down film adaptation of Jurassic Park making dinosaurs 'real' for many theater-goers. (
  • Indeed, previously relegated to stop-motion animation effects and puppetry, CGI and advanced robotics (paired with a new view of dinosaurs stemming from the 'Dinosaur Renaissance' of the 1970's) made extinct, seemingly improbable creatures more realistic than any effort before. (
  • Some Extinct Animals (Excluding Dinosaurs)! (
  • A large, extinct, swimming reptile from the time of the dinosaurs - a plesiosaur. (
  • An extinct, sail-backed, meat-eating animal from the Permian period (pre-dating the dinosaurs). (
  • An extinct bird from the time of the dinosaurs. (
  • A huge, extinct shark that lived from roughly 25 to 1.6 million years ago, long after the dinosaurs. (
  • Moschops is an extinct plant-eater that lived before the dinosaurs. (
  • Finally, judging from their frequent appearances in the movies and on television, dinosaurs have a firm hold in the popular imagination, one realm in which they show no danger of becoming extinct. (
  • Regardless of whether it was gradual or happened in a geologic instant, non-avian dinosaurs went extinct by approximately 65 million years ago, but the question of what they might be like today had they survived makes for some entertaining fiction. (
  • New research captures a fossilized snapshot of the day nearly 66 million years ago when an asteroid smacked Earth, the day when nearly all life on Earth went extinct, including the dinosaurs. (
  • We are still peacefully sure that dinosaurs are extinct. (
  • But how alive dinosaurs are to you (even though they have been extinct for 65 million years) may also depend on how old you are. (
  • Most dinosaurs became extinct for a very good reason. (
  • GURPS Dinosaurs is a bestiary and chronology of the "big, fierce and extinct" from the trilobites of the Paleozoic to the early tool-users of the Pleistocene. (
  • Don't bother wondering how dinosaurs can show up in the third Ice Age movie, which takes place millions of years after they all went extinct. (
  • Recent news suggesting that scientists have found dinosaur DNA certainly sounds exciting, but it's an extraordinary claim that warrants skepticism. (
  • To be clear-and contrary to a press release put out by the Science China Press-the scientists, led by Alida Bailleul from the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing, China, have not actually found dinosaur DNA, but rather materials that are chemically consistent with the presence of DNA. (
  • In March 2017, scientists reported a new way of classifying the dinosaur family tree, based on newer and more evidence than available earlier. (
  • However, with the discovery of much more complete skeletons in western United States, starting in the 1870s, scientists could make more informed interpretations of dinosaur biology and physiology. (
  • Scientists first began studying dinosaurs during the 1820s, when they discovered the bones of a large land reptile they dubbed a Megalosaurus ("big lizard") buried in the English countryside. (
  • Scientists have traditionally divided the dinosaur group into two orders: the "bird-hipped" Ornithischia and the "lizard-hipped" Saurischia. (
  • A long-necked dinosaur unearthed in Egypt has yielded the first evidence of contact between African and European dinosaurs shortly before the creatures disappeared for good about 66 million years ago, scientists said Monday. (
  • It was more of a leg buster, but scientists have named a spiky, tank-like dinosaur that wielded a sledge-hammer tail after the fanciful beast Zuul from the blockbuster film 'Ghostbusters' that menaced Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and friends. (
  • Scientists have identified the oldest-known forerunner of the dinosaurs and are expressing surprise at how little it resembled one. (
  • Japanese scientists have identified a new species of dinosaur from a nearly complete skeleton that was the largest ever discovered in the country, measuring eight meters long. (
  • A fossil unearthed in northeastern China of a feathered dinosaur a bit bigger than a blue jay that possessed bat-like wings represents a remarkable but short-lived detour in the evolution of flight and the advent of birds, scientists said on Wednesday. (
  • Scientists in the U.S. say they have discovered the fossilized remains of a mass of creatures that died minutes after a huge asteroid slammed into the Earth 66 million years ago, sealing the fate of the dinosaurs. (
  • A tiny cousin of T-rex discovered in the United States could provide a key missing link in understanding how the apex predators evolved to top the food chain, scientists who unearthed the dinky dinosaur said Thursday. (
  • Based on groundbreaking research from scientists around the world, Ultimate Dinosaurs reveals a new breed of dinosaurs that evolved in isolation in South America, Africa, and Madagascar-dinosaurs unfamiliar to popular imagination and virtually unknown to most North Americans. (
  • Some scientists have decided that dinosaurs - and they were both very large and surprisingly small - were quick mov ing and lively. (
  • New discoveries, new technology, and new ideas are helping today's scientists piece together what these living, breathing dinosaurs were really like. (
  • Dinosaurs may have spewed so much methane into the air that it could have affected the climate of their primordial era, when global temperatures were twice as high as today, scientists reported Monday. (
  • The finding could help explain why these behemoths dominated the plains of Europe, Asia and North America during the last part of the age of dinosaurs, scientists added. (
  • Read a National Geographic magazine article about scientists who are bringing dinosaurs to life, and get information, facts, and more about dinosaur modeling. (
  • Describes how giant carnivorous dinosaurs hunted, as well as how scientists have learned about them through fossil studies. (
  • Scientists greeted the news with astonishment and scepticism , reports Science - partly because the big claims about dinosaurs made in the New Yorker piece have yet to be published in a scientific paper. (
  • A trail of fossilized three-toed footprints that measure nearly 2 feet (57 cm) long shows that a huge meat-eating dinosaur stalked southern Africa 200 million years ago at a time when most carnivorous dinosaurs were modest-sized beasts. (
  • Learn a little bit about 15 different meat-eating (carnivorous) dinosaurs. (
  • According to some estimates, more than 1,000 species of dinosaurs have roamed the Earth. (
  • Workers excavate at the site where three new species of dinosaurs were found near Winton, Western Queensland in an undated photo. (
  • The games are themed according to the different species of dinosaurs. (
  • A critical evaluation shows that of 540 genera and 800 species of dinosaurs proposed since 1824, 285 genera and 336 species are probably valid. (
  • Walking with Dinosaurs is the world's first natural history of dinosaurs. (
  • Tracing the 160-million-year history of dinosaurs, from their first appearance to their abrupt demise, Walking with Dinosaurs makes that distant world seem just as if it existed today. (
  • This has been attempted with varying success, but the most notable of these attempts was the spin-off producing Walking With Dinosaurs series. (
  • Watch a clip from the film 'Walking With Dinosaurs,' a story where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages. (
  • Theropod dinosaurs form a group within the order of saurischian dinosaurs. (
  • The find of a fossil theropod track in the Cantwell Formation near Igloo Creek-the first evidence of dinosaurs found in Denali and Interior Alaska-has prompted intensified searches and more discoveries. (
  • That discovery came just months after a new dinosaur species - a dog-sized theropod believed to date back 200 million years - was discovered in Wales. (
  • Scansoriopterygids were a branch of theropod dinosaurs, the same group that includes giants like Tyrannosaurus rex as well as the ancestors of birds. (
  • So the recent discoveries of two different bat-winged theropod dinosaurs shook up long-standing ideas about the evolution of flight in birds. (
  • The Cretaceous period (144-65 mya) is the last period of the Mesozoic Era when dinosaurs were at their height. (
  • In many cases, they seem to be larger than the fossil record for dinosaurs would allow for, often twice as large as their Mesozoic counterparts. (
  • After all, we don't have very definitive ideas of what the Mesozoic dinosaurs looked like. (
  • A lot of plants and animals existed during the Mesozoic along with the dinosaurs. (
  • The prehistoric reptiles known as dinosaurs arose during the Middle to Late Triassic Period of the Mesozoic Era, some 230 million years ago. (
  • Despite the fact that dinosaurs no longer walk the Earth as they did during the Mesozoic Era, unmistakable traces of these enormous reptiles can be identified in their modern-day descendants: birds. (
  • PCs with AK-47s, dinosaur lasers and paralysis rifles can take a lot of the fun out of the Mesozoic, not to mention seriously disturbing the ecological balance. (
  • Dinosaurs lived in the Mesozoic era, which is subdivided into three periods: Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. (
  • Ancient rocks from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean suggest dramatic climate changes during the dinosaur-dominated Mesozoic Era, a time once thought to have been monotonously hot and humid. (
  • Skull Island has dinosaurs we recognize as analogous to fossil remnants - there's a triceratops, a styracosaurus, a sauropod, and even a T-Rex/Allosaurus-like carnosaur. (
  • Since we're on the topic of cheeks in dinosaurs, I was wondering about two aspects of sauropod reconstruction. (
  • Dreadnoughtus , a genus of large sauropod dinosaurs , the largest land animal that ever lived. (
  • Colossal, skyscraping sauropod dinosaurs required massive amounts of plant food to maintain their enormous weight, causing a lot of wear and tear on their teeth. (
  • All Saurischian ("lizard-hipped") dinosaurs had modern lizardlike pelvises and clawed feet. (
  • In parallel, the development of Darwinian evolution, and the discoveries of Archaeopteryx and Compsognathus, led Thomas Henry Huxley to propose that dinosaurs were closely related to birds. (
  • Discusses the 19th-century North American fossil discoveries that led to the early study of dinosaurs. (
  • Between meeting plateosaurs on that stop and a cozy nuzzle with a T. rex in the late Cretaceous, Ronnie gets an earful about dinosaur anatomy, convergent evolution, types of prehistoric life, protofeathers and other recent discoveries, and (as Miss Lernin puts it) "the exciting world of…phylogenetic trees! (
  • Global dinosaur diversity during the Campanian and Maastrichtian is estimated at 100 genera per stage, using a logistic model to estimate future discoveries. (
  • Paleontologist Mary Schweitzer's discoveries of soft blood vessels, proteins, various blood cells, and even DNA inside fossilized dinosaur bones. (
  • Despite these considerations, the image of dinosaurs as large reptiles had already taken root, and most aspects of their paleobiology were interpreted as being typically reptilian for the first half of the twentieth century. (
  • Their early work can be seen today in the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs, constructed in the 1850s, which present known dinosaurs as elephantine lizard-like reptiles. (
  • Today, it is generally thought that many or perhaps all dinosaurs had higher metabolic rates than living reptiles, but also that the situation is more complex and varied than Bakker originally proposed. (
  • They were a group of flying reptiles that lived at the same time as dinosaurs. (
  • The possibility of a volcanic catastrophe being behind the fall of the great reptiles has long been mooted: the Deccan Traps in India are evidence of a series of huge volcanic eruptions that have been dated to around 65m years ago, the same time as the dinosaurs vanished from the Earth. (
  • This led the reptiles to adapt to their specific habitats and diversify, giving rise to many new dinosaur species. (
  • All dinosaurs descended from reptiles called Archosaurs. (
  • Among the earliest ornithischian ('bird-hipped') dinosaurs is Pisanosaurus 220-230 Ma. (
  • All Ornithischian ("bird-hipped") dinosaurs had pelvises similar to those of modern birds, and hoofed toes. (
  • Dinosaurs can be defined as the last common ancestor of birds ( Saurischia ) and Triceratops ( Ornithischia ) and all the descendants of that ancestor. (
  • Preliminary note: In this article "dinosaur" means "non-avian dinosaur," since birds are a monophyletic taxon within the clade Dinosauria and most experts regard birds as dinosaurs. (
  • Beginning in the 1960s and with the advent of the Dinosaur Renaissance, views of dinosaurs and their physiology have changed dramatically, including the discovery of feathered dinosaurs in Early Cretaceous age deposits in China, indicating that birds evolved from highly agile maniraptoran dinosaurs. (
  • Most dinosaurs probably were as brightly colored as modern lizards, snakes, or birds. (
  • Oviraptorosaurs were feathered bipedal dinosaurs with a beak, giving them an appearance reminiscent of certain birds. (
  • Farmers in northeastern China have unearthed two roughly 125-million-year-old specimens of the dinosaur Similicaudipteryx, a member of the group called the oviraptorosaurs, which are believed to be ancestors of birds. (
  • The findings suggest feathered dinosaurs might have undergone a flurry of changes as they matured-unlike anything seen in modern birds, said study co-author Xing Xu of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. (
  • The long quills on the older Similicaudipteryx are much like those seen on modern birds, and they might have served as ornaments or to help the dinosaur balance itself as it ran. (
  • Similicaudipteryx' s odd changes suggest that early birds and feathered dinosaurs experimented with a diversity of feather types and a variety of ways to use them, 'which only later stabilized to the more conservative system we see now with modern birds,' Xu said. (
  • Researchers in Germany have unearthed a new species of flying dinosaur that flapped its wings like a raven and could hold vital clues as to how modern-day birds evolved from their reptilian ancestors. (
  • However, several dinosaur species survived, and some of which evolved to become today's birds. (
  • We know that most dinosaurs died out and it appears as if some of them evolved into modern-day birds, but the way some people think and behave makes me wonder if perhaps some dinosaurs evolved along mammalian lines. (
  • One fox learned the hard way that it's unwise to mess with a flock of dinosaurs.The young fox, just about 6 months old, probably thought it had struck gold when it snuck into a chicken coop at dusk last week at a farm school in Brittany, in northwestern France.But chickens, like all birds, are the descendants of dinosaurs. (
  • Photos: Birds Evolved from Dinosaurs, Museum Exhibit Shows]"There was a herd instinct, and they attacked him with their beaks," Pascal Daniel, head of farming at the agricultural school Le Gros Chene ("The Big Oak"), told the AFP news agency. (
  • But chickens, like all birds, are the descendants of dinosaurs . (
  • Modern birds descended from a group of two-legged dinosaurs known as theropods, whose members include the towering Tyrannosaurus rex and the smaller velociraptors. (
  • But it has become increasingly clear that the story of how dinosaurs begat birds is much more subtle. (
  • Not only are birds much smaller than their dinosaur ancestors, they closely resemble dinosaur embryos. (
  • Feathers, once thought unique to birds, must have evolved in dinosaurs long before birds developed. (
  • The end result is a relatively seamless transition between dinosaurs and birds, so much so that you can't just draw an easy line between these two groups. (
  • Brusatte's study of coelurosaurs found that once archaeopteryx and other ancient birds emerged, they began evolving much more rapidly than other dinosaurs. (
  • A button reading "Dinosaurs are not birds" was handed out to interested attendees of the Florida Symposium on Dinosaur Bird Evolution in. (
  • Features of other groups of dinosaurs indicate they were herbivores. (
  • Most dinosaurs were herbivores, or plant-eaters, but some were carnivorous and hunted or scavenged other dinosaurs in order to survive. (
  • Dr. Anthony Fiorillo, dinosaur expert and Curator of Earth Sciences at the Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, has returned each year to search new areas (e.g. (
  • Use our search to find the Dinosaurs Men's Classic T-Shirts you want, or feel free to go and design something unique for your group using our custom shirt designer . (
  • During the early years of dinosaur paleontology, it was widely considered that they were sluggish, cumbersome, and sprawling cold-blooded lizards. (
  • Dinosaurs also live on in the study of paleontology, and new information about them is constantly being uncovered. (
  • The work also opens new avenues for research in paleontology: the method employed makes it possible to ascertain the incubation strategies adopted by other dinosaurs. (
  • We spoke with Mark A. Norell, the American Museum of Natural History's chairman and curator of the museum's division of paleontology, about the most surprising and little-known dinosaur facts. (
  • Jim of Jim's Pancakes made this delicious looking 3D Dinosaur Bones Pancake for his daughter. (
  • Cranial bones of three primitive horned dinosaurs have been found in a Lower Cretaceous stratum in Sasayama, Hyogo Prefecture, the Museum of Nature and Human Activities said Saturday. (
  • Everything we know - or think we know - about dinosaurs comes from fossilized bones or even footprints, remains in rocks that were once buried deep but now are closer to the surface of the earth. (
  • After millenia of their bones inspiring myths of dragons and other monsters, dinosaurs were rediscovered in the mid-19th century (the word "dinosaur" is some 153 years old as I write), and quickly bullied their way into popular culture. (
  • Maybe even dinosaur bones! (
  • You and your kids can learn about the history of many different kinds of dinosaurs as well as have some fun digging up their bones in the boneyard. (
  • So now we can't even dig for dinosaur bones without upsetting the Wokerati. (
  • While you can't touch the skeletons, there's a chance for children to get hands-on in the interactive Adventure Planet gallery , where they can uncover dinosaur skeletons. (
  • Nearly half of all genera are based on a single specimen, and complete skulls and skeletons are known for only 20% of all dinosaurs. (
  • Here are five great ways to take kids to learn more about dinosaurs beyond just checking out the skeletons on display in the museum's collection. (
  • Levels of income inequality have now reached such epic proportions that literally tens of thousands of real-life James Bond villains are equipping their fantastical lairs with action-mounted fighting dinosaur skeletons , second-rate $100 million Picassos , and Galileo first editions stolen from a library in Naples. (
  • In Saurischian dinosaurs, such as Tyrannosaurus Rex and Brachiosaurus, the pelvis's pubis bone faces forward and down. (
  • This is because just about the only dinosaur they can remember is Tyrannosaurus rex! (
  • The terrible Tyrannosaurus rex is scaring all the dinosaur families that live on the Great Plain. (
  • The mighty Tyrant Lizard, Dr. Ian Malcolm's favorite dinosaur in Jurassic Park, is ready to become king of the bottles with the Tyrannosaurus Rex Dinosaur Bottle Opener. (
  • With our deepest regrets to the Jurassic Park franchise, DNA does not preserve well, and no genetic data has ever been recovered for dinosaurs. (
  • Some dinosaurs were covered with a type of body armor, and some probably had feathers, like their modern bird relatives. (
  • Did fuzzy dinosaurs, like Sinosauropteryx, also have whisker-like face feathers? (
  • First Dinosaur Feathers for Show, Not Flight? (
  • It had wings and feathers, but also the teeth, legs, claws and tail of a dinosaur - what kind of beast was archaeopteryx? (
  • Yet its strange mix of traits - the teeth, legs, claws and tail of a dinosaur but the wings and feathers of a bird - continues to raise doubts about its true affinities. (
  • Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers? (
  • Dinosaurs mysteriously disappeared at the end of the Cretaceous Period, around 65 million years ago. (
  • The Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event, or the K-T event, is the name given to the die-off of the dinosaurs and other species that took place some 65.5 million years ago. (
  • A toe bone from a Cretaceous ornithischian dinosaur, just laying on the ground. (
  • These dinosaurs lived throughout the world from the Middle Triassic to the end of the Cretaceous period. (
  • The two plant-eating and one carnivore dinosaurs, the first large dinosaurs unearthed since 1981, were found in Queensland and date back 98 million years to the mid-Cretaceous period. (
  • Nearly half of all dinosaur genera are of latest Cretaceous age (Campanian or Maastrichtian). (
  • Brassell says that findings of a changeable climate during the Cretaceous, a time period dominated by dinosaurs and noted for the spread of flowering plants, could influence the current climate change debate. (
  • Banjo" sheds light on the ancestry of the largest-ever meat-eating dinosaurs, the carcharodontosaurs, a group of dinosaurs that became gigantic, like Giganotosaurus, he said. (
  • This could explain why this group of dinosaurs was so common. (
  • They were distant cousins, both belonging to a bizarre group of dinosaurs known as scansoriopterygids. (
  • Assessment of the status of cheeks in ornithischian dinosaurs. (
  • Cheeks, beaks, or freaks: a critical appraisal of buccal soft-tissue anatomy in ornithischian dinosaurs. (
  • In Ornithischian dinosaurs, such as Stegosaurus and Hadrosaurs, the pubis bone faces backward and down. (
  • Triceratops was a rhinoceros-like dinosaur that had three horns on its face. (
  • But Triceratops is just one member of this large family of dinosaurs, each with its own unique appearance. (
  • Any young palaeontologist will relish exploring the dinosaur galleries at London's Natural History Museum: from the Triceratops skull, to the first T-rex fossil ever found, there's plenty to look at here. (
  • Direct fossil evidence for dinosaur skin color is unknown. (
  • We've looked at some of the evidence for dinosaur cheeks a few times before: for more please see the therizinosauroid article here , the Panoplosaurus and Edmontonia articles from ankylosaur week, and the junk in the trunk article . (
  • Could the dinosaurs have survived the asteroid that wiped them out? (
  • Were dinosaurs killed off by asteroid or volcanoes? (
  • Every school child knows the dinosaurs were killed off by an asteroid smashing into the Earth some 66 million years ago. (
  • The dinosaurs might have been wiped out by a huge volcanic eruption, a new study suggests, rather than an asteroid strike 65m years ago, as is widely believed. (
  • This would have given the environment and climate plenty of time to adjust, and has always made the asteroid strike the more likely candidate for the dinosaurs' sudden extinction. (
  • In fact, the dinosaur population was already in severe decline by the time the asteroid struck. (
  • However, Keller said close examination of layers in the core samples shows that the prevailing theory that the Chicxulub asteroid killed the dinosaurs "seems to be wrong. (
  • The crater appeared to be a probable source for the iridium and seemed to be the impact site of the asteroid that destroyed the dinosaurs. (
  • In 1912, a fossil collector discovered the world's only known semi-aquatic dinosaur. (
  • Journey back to the age of dinosaurs and uncover the secrets of some of the prehistoric world's most remarkable beasts. (
  • Did that cataclysmic event trigger the extinction of the dinosaurs and 70 percent of the world's other species? (
  • The first known dinosaurs were bipedal predators that were 1-2 metres (3.3-6.5 ft) long. (
  • Later dinosaurs regarded as predators sometimes grew much larger, but retained the same set of features. (
  • Those dinosaurs that had enough armor, such as the stegosaurs and ceratopsians, may not have needed protective coloration but may have been brightly colored as a warning to predators or as a display for finding a mate. (
  • Australia's dinosaur fossil record has been extremely poor compared with North America, South America and Africa. (
  • Using leading-edge computer technology and animatronics, this epic series shows dinosaurs as never before - it lets us travel back in time to watch living, breathing dinosaurs in their natural habitat. (
  • As would be expected, the majority of the audience were children and their parents, each child wanting to see their favorite dinosaurs get their time in the limelight (it was also heartening to see more people come out to see the dinosaurs than had shown up to see Queen the last time that I had visited the Continental Airlines Arena). (
  • At the time the dinosaurs arose, all of the Earth's continents were connected together in one land mass, now known as Pangaea, and surrounded by one enormous ocean. (
  • Haunted by recurring dreams of Hea-Thor (Denise Ames), a gorgeous cavegirl,and a menacing Allosaurus, action-movie star Tony Markham (Jeff Rector) soon finds himself transported, by means of a magic Icon, back through time to Dinosaur Valley. (
  • Now trapped in world of dangerous dinosaurs, grunting cavemen and a tribe of exotic, love-starved cavegirls, Tony must put his modern-days skills to extreme tests in order to survive prehistoric perils, win the cavegirl of his dreams and (maybe) return to his own time? (
  • Over millions of years, Pangea split apart causing the dinosaurs to become separated for the very first time. (
  • Previously unknown kinds of dinosaurs are all the time being pieced together and given names. (
  • This would allow a single tooth to assume different forms and functions as the tooth changed over time, exposing different surfaces as the teeth migrated across the chewing surfaces in the mouths of the dinosaurs over time. (
  • Although they'll never rule the world again, like the dinosaurs they were once thought to be, they're going to be around for a very long time. (
  • nowhere near the time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. (
  • Head to Paultons Park to imagine a time millions of years ago, when dinosaurs roamed England. (
  • If you can get past the slogan - 'It's time you came-n-saurus' - young fans will enjoy coming face-to-face with life-sized dinosaur models on a wooded trail, and can expend energy in a variety of indoor and outdoor adventure playgrounds at Dinosaur Adventure in Norfolk . (
  • With that definition, the pterosaurs and several species of archosaurs narrowly miss out on being classified as dinosaurs. (
  • The largest collection of fossilized pterosaur eggs ever found has shown that pterosaurs, the airborne cousins of dinosaurs, could not fly right away and needed care from their parents, researchers said Thursday. (
  • An explanation of why there seem to be so many lost Islands or enclaves of dinosaurs in and around the South Pacific, why they don't quite resemble the dinosaurs in the fossil record, and why so many of them resemble giant men in badly fitting dinosaur suits. (
  • He analyzes important new 'feathered' dinosaurs from Liaoning, China, and develops theoretical methods for better understanding phylogenetic relationships and pattern in the fossil record. (
  • The fossil record of dinosaurs is presently about 25% complete. (
  • Fliers with feathered wings, rather than membranous wings, begin to appear in the fossil record just a few million years after the bat-winged dinosaurs. (
  • It ended with the extinction of dinosaurs and many other prehistoric creatures. (
  • In Discover the Dinosaurs we've gathered together some of the most fascinating articles from our team of experts at to bring you everything you need to know about these incredible creatures that roamed our Earth millions of years ago. (
  • Probably no other creatures on the planet have struck as much fear and awe in our hearts as the dinosaurs. (
  • There are so many kids out there who are huge fans of dinosaurs and want to try everything related to these fascinating creatures while they are on vacation. (
  • What really makes Dinosaur even more attractive is the detailed work they have put into these creatures, which makes them somehow seem real and scary! (
  • A 160-year-old statue of Iggy the Iguanodon is one of more than 30 iconic life-sized dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures being repaired in Crystal Palace Park. (
  • Creatures that dodged whatever killed off the dinosaurs, savvy masters of the ambush, giants, they do not merely fascinate. (
  • It will start to look Jurassic around the house after you stomp around while wearing the Dinosaur Footprint Socks, with three different prehistoric creatures appearing to roam around your home. (
  • Living dinosaurs: Was archaeopteryx really a bird? (
  • Archaeopteryx was much more like a dinosaur," says lead author Greg Erickson of Florida State University in Tallahassee ( PLoS One , vol 4, p e7390 ). (
  • His conclusion is that archaeopteryx should be regarded as a feathered dinosaur capable of flight. (
  • But, before last year, nobody had had the audacity to try and sell a near-complete illicit dinosaur skeleton in full view of the public at a mainstream auction house. (
  • What was the largest dinosaur? (
  • Dreadnoughtus Dreadnoughtus , the largest dinosaur whose size can be calculated reliably. (
  • Dinosaurs evolved within a single lineage of archosaurs 243-233 Ma (million years ago) from the Anisian to the Carnian ages, the latter part of the middle Triassic . (
  • According to the new classification, the original dinosaurs, arising 200 million years ago, were small, two-footed omnivorous animals with large grasping hands. (
  • Descendants (for the non-avian dinosaurs ) lasted until 66 million years ago. (
  • At the beginning of the age of dinosaurs (during the Triassic Period, about 230 million years ago) the continents we now know were arranged together as a single supercontinent called Pangea. (
  • Pangaea began to break apart into separate continents during the Early Jurassic Period (around 200 million years ago), and dinosaurs would have seen great changes in the world in which they lived over the course of their existence. (
  • Fossilized teeth belonging to a plant-eating dinosaur have been discovered in Nagasaki Prefecture, offering fresh clues about the reptile and the ecosystem 81 million years ago, a local museum said Tuesday. (
  • The earliest dinosaurs appeared about 245 million years ago during the Triassic Period, when most of the Earth's landmasses were still joined together as the supercontinent Pangea. (
  • But by around 66 million years ago, most dinosaurs died out -- and the reason why is still a mystery. (
  • Dinosaurs roamed the Earth up to 65 million years ago. (
  • Yi qi and Ambopteryx longibrachium were crow-sized dinosaurs that lived about 160 million years ago ( SN: 4/29/15 ). (
  • Lots of interest right now in a New Yorker article, " The Day the Dinosaurs Died ," about a paleontological find in North Dakota that purports to encapsulate the moments and hours after the dinosaur-killing meteor struck 66 million years ago. (
  • Estimates of the average duration of a dinosaur genus range from 5 million to 10.5 million years, with the most likely value about 7.7 million years. (
  • When you add nacho chips to the dinosaur bowl, they form the distinctive upright plates on the back of the Stegosaurus. (
  • There are also some real lizards that only make the stop-action dinosaurs look even less real. (
  • Mere mammals evolved alongside the earliest dinosaurs, and for more than 165 million years, survived by being too small for the "terrible lizards" to bother chasing. (
  • Hadrosaurid (duck-billed dinosaur) skeleton of Edmontosaurus. (
  • Laser surface scan and topography of the chewing (grinding) surface of a duck-billed dinosaur (Corythosaurus). (
  • The mamenchisaurus , for example, a four-legged, plant-eating dinosaur with a long neck that made up half of its total 70-foot body length, took only about30 years to grow to adult size. (
  • The study of dinosaurs began in the 1820s in England. (
  • What is the origin of dinosaurs? (
  • 1. The current classification distinguishes two groups of dinosaurs: ornithischians and saurischians. (
  • It also has an A-to-Z list of more than 200 dinosaurs and prehistoric animals, good clear pictures, and longish descriptions of each animal. (
  • Giant plant-eating dinosaurs may have been champion chewers up there with the likes of mammals such as horses, bison or elephants, researchers say. (
  • From there, dinosaurs branched out into two major groups, Saurischia and Ornithischia, based on the shape and orientation of their pelvis. (
  • The largest dinosaurs were sauropods, large quadrupedal, herbivorous dinosaurs with long necks, small heads, and long tails, which included Brachiosaurus and Supersaurus. (
  • Elsewhere, I've theorized that various 'lost world' landscapes of dinosaurs and semi-humans are actually remnants of Pellucidar on the surface. (
  • Vandals have taken a hammer to a 115-million-year-old dinosaur footprint at a world-renowned site in Australia, with officials Wednesday slamming the 'sad and callous' act. (
  • Dinosaurs lived in a world racked by wildfires, and some undoubtedly roasted. (
  • Maps show where particular dinosaur remains have been found in the world. (
  • In the coolest ICE AGE adventure yet, Manny and the herd discover a lost world of ferociously funny dinosaurs, including a cranky T. rex who's got a score to settle with Sid! (
  • Disney World is the best place to be for all dinosaur lovers! (
  • Whether you are a kid or an adult, Disney World offers some of the best dinosaur attractions in the world. (
  • Dinosaurs are widely recognized throughout the world and majorly loved by people of all age groups. (
  • Disney World is definitely the right place to be if you are a huge dinosaur fan. (
  • That's the idea behind the new Jurassic World Dinosaur Detection System. (
  • Get ready for some donosaur action with the Jurassic World Wreck n Roar Dinosaur Game. (
  • With charming and colorful artwork by Ninie, this engaging Who's Who of the dinosaur world is sure to be a big hit with dinosaur fans everywhere. (
  • Sid the sloth (Leguizamo) falls into an "underground world of the dinosaurs that was always there but nobody ever knew about," he explains. (
  • Edward Drinker Cope, opponent of Othniel Charles Marsh in the Bone Wars, propounded at least some dinosaurs as active and agile, as seen in the painting of two fighting "Laelaps" produced under his direction by Charles R. Knight. (
  • It s up to the visitor to observe the footprints in the dried, caked-mud ground to determine which dinosaurs have been walking about the plaza. (
  • Presents information about popular dinosaurs as well as many lesser-known varieties as each of the six spreads features one large pop-up, and booklets of smaller pop-ups and text. (
  • The results ruled out the presence of large animals such as dinosaurs, they said. (
  • Although the museum's new exhibit focuses on large dinosaurs, not all dinosaurs were massive some species were actually pretty small. (
  • We have a large selection of Dinosaurs Men's Classic T-Shirts to choose from. (
  • The two herbivore dinosaurs were different kinds of titanosaur, the largest type of dinosaur ever to have lived. (