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​Ancient reptiles attacked with giant fangs
Saber-toothed mammal-like reptiles the size of large dogs roamed the Earth 300 million years ago
Paleontology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, Aug 07, 2015, 9:13am
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Toothy terror: dinosaurs like T. rex had unique serrated teeth
If you want to know the secret behind the success of Tyrannosaurus rex and its meat-eating dinosaur cousins, look no further than their teeth.
Paleontology
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015, 9:53am
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'Big Bird' dino: Researchers discover largest ever winged dinosaur
But this cousin of Velociraptor probably couldn’t fly
Paleontology
Source: Science
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 16, 2015, 10:42am
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Scientists Discover One Of The Oldest Horned Dinosaurs
The "new" dinosaur — named Wendiceratops pinhornensis — lived about 79 million years ago and helps scientists understand the early evolution of the family that includes Triceratops.
Paleontology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 09, 2015, 9:20am
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Monster dinosaur find deserves recognition
In the article on the discovery of dinosaurs (They’re back, Review, 6 June) you state: “In Sussex, a local doctor uncovered fragmentary remains of what appeared to be two more species of colossal extinct land reptiles.” You grossly underplay the contribution of Lewes-born Gideon Mantell, geologist and palaeontologist, author and diarist, friend to princes and international scholars as well as local doctor. Mantell not only discovered (aided by his wife) the first remains of the iguanodon in 1824 but named it – as it resembled the tooth of an iguana. This was the first known land dinosaur, Mary Anning having identified the first sea-living dinosaur.Mantell went on to put together more pieces of the jigsaw with extra fossil discoveries. In contrast to Richard Owen, whose models form the basis for the Crystal Palace dinosaurs, Mantell stated correctly that iguanodon would have walked on their back legs, using their forearms to fight or gather food. He did, however, attribute the thumb spike to a nose horn though later corrected this assumption. The Natural History Museum has a display on Gideon and his wife Mary’s contribution as well as the large “Mantell-piece” of Iguanodon fossils that he had on show in his museum in Brighton. He sold it, along with many more priceless items, to the British Museum in 1838. Gideon Mantell’s reputation deserves better than your throwaway remark.  Debby MatthewsLewes, East Sussex Continue reading...
Paleontology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
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Why the first dinosaurs steered clear of the equator
Massive weather swings and harsh conditions were too much for most early dinosaurs
Paleontology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015, 8:38am
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Dinosaur fossils preserve apparent red blood cells, collagen
They looked, as one researcher said, like "rubbish," eight seemingly inconsequential Cretaceous Period dinosaur fossils that sat in a London museum's collection for more than a century after being found in Canada's Alberta province.
Paleontology
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015, 10:42am
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Newly Identified 'Hellboy' Dinosaur Sported Unique Horns, Scientists Say
The new species, a close relative of Triceratops that was discovered in Alberta, Canada, has large horns above the eyes and a crown-like frill.
Paleontology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 04, 2015, 5:57pm
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Flashy-tailed bird fossil first of its kind in Brazil
With ribbonlike plumage modern birds can only dream of, the 115-million-year-old find is unique in that part of the world
Paleontology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 03, 2015, 9:09am
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Most dinosaurs had scales, not feathers, fossil analysis concludes
Despite recent theories suggesting a common feathered ancestor or proto-feathers on all dinosaurs, new survey confirms that scales were the norm
Paleontology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 03, 2015, 9:09am
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Fossils of ancient beaver species found in Oregon
Previously unknown prehistoric beaver bears an uncanny likeness to the modern state symbol
Paleontology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:43pm
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Temperature's rising: expert says dinosaurs were warm-blooded
Dinosaurs, those bygone masters of the planet, were warm-blooded just like today's mammals, according to a scientist who judged their metabolism using body mass and growth rates deduced from fossils of species including Tyrannosaurus rex.
Paleontology
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:43pm
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First evidence that dinosaurs laid colourful blue-green eggs
It should be raptor egg blue instead of robin egg blue. Some modern birds lay colourful eggs, but now we know it's a trick their dinosaur ancestors used too
Paleontology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2015, 11:49am
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Ancient parasite 'frozen in time'
Researchers discover the 425-million-year-old remains of a new species of parasite - still clamped to the host animal it invaded.
Paleontology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2015, 11:49am
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Washington state finds first dinosaur fossil, T. rex relative bone
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Scientists digging among coastal rocks in Washington state have found the partial left femur of a two-legged carnivorous dinosaur, a fossil believed to be about 80 million years old and the first of its kind found in the state, scientists said on Wednesday.
Paleontology
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:50am
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How Bird Beaks Got Their Start As Dinosaur Snouts
Hoping to help trace the history of how velociraptors evolved into birds, researchers at Harvard and Yale may have tracked a key beak transformation to two genes.
Paleontology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 8:03am
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Asteroid - lava combo may have killed the dinosaurs
A new study suggests an asteroid triggered global volcanic eruptions that drove the dinosaurs to extinction
Paleontology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, May 05, 2015, 10:39am
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Dinosaur fossil with bat wings is first of its kind
"It's a totally bizarre animal. We believe it can fly, though it probably was not a great flyer"
Paleontology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 30, 2015, 8:45am
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Predatory cockroach from dinosaur era found trapped in amber
A family of predatory cockroaches that lived 100 million years ago has been discovered in fossils found in Myanmar
Paleontology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 30, 2015, 8:45am
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"Bizarre" T. rex relative was long-necked vegetarian
Newly discovered dinosaur's features were so unusual and seemingly mismatched that scientists didn't know how to classify it
Paleontology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015, 8:19am
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How do you tell a boy dinosaur from a girl dinosaur?
For extinct creatures like dinosaurs known only from fossils, it is notoriously difficult to differentiate the males from the females of a species because sex distinctions are rarely obvious from the skeletons.
Paleontology
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 23, 2015, 12:02pm
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Graveyard clue to stegosaur plates
Stegosaurs may have sported quite different shaped bony plates on their backs, depending on whether they were male or female, new research claims.
Paleontology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015, 2:12pm
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Fossil Fish Sliced Prey With Bizarre Jaws
Paleontology collections are wonderful. Shelves and cabinets hold anywhere from thousands to hundreds of millions of years of …
Paleontology
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Friday, Apr 10, 2015, 9:24am
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T. Rex cousin was a cannibal
New find suggests that the ferocious tyrannosaurs even turned on friends and family
Paleontology
Source: Science
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 09, 2015, 8:08am
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Texas five-year-old finds dinosaur: 'My dad told me it was a turtle'
Zookeeper Tim Brys and his son Wylie excavate dinosaur fossil that could be a nodosaur, found behind a grocery store
Paleontology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 09, 2015, 8:08am
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Is It Time To Resurrect The Brontosaurus?
More than a century ago, the Brontosaurus was deemed too similar to the dinosaur Apatosaurus. Recent research finds there is enough difference between the two creatures after all.
Paleontology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 08, 2015, 10:52am
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Scientists Discover Salamanders the Size of Cars
The creature lived some 220 million years ago
Paleontology
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015, 7:39am
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Before There Were Crocodiles, There Was the "Carolina Butcher"
A newly discovered crocodilian ancestor was a nine-foot-tall predator that stood on its hind legs
Paleontology
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 19, 2015, 7:50am
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This Giant Sea Creature Was Once Earth’s Largest Animal
This 480-million-year-old Aegirocassis was 7 feet long
Paleontology
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015, 9:28am
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Think Man-Sized Swimming Centipede — And Be Glad It's A Fossil
This sea monster swam Earth's seas about 480 million years ago and was the biggest creature of its day, scientists say.
Paleontology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 12, 2015, 11:38am
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