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Dinosaur Tooth
Dinosaurs In Saudi Arabia: First Fossils Ever Found On Arabian Peninsula Are 72 Million-Year-Old Sauropod Bones
Jan 07, 2014 15:48 PM E
The Arabian Peninsula is notoriously stingy when it comes to coughing up dinosaur fossils, and until recently the massive country of Saudi Arabia was utterly without evidence that its soil had ever hosted dinosaur life.
psittacosaurus
Dinosaur Skin Study Reveals That Most Were Scaly Like Reptiles, Not Feathery Like Birds
Dec 28, 2013 18:20 PM E
Possibly ending speculation about whether feathers were a common evolutionary trait in dinosaurs that eventually led to birds, a new study has found that the majority of dinosaurs were scaly, rather than feathery.
Rooster Dinosaur
Mummified Duck-Billed Dinosaur Reveals Species Had A 'Rooster Comb,' Offering New Clues About Behavior
Dec 12, 2013 17:06 PM E
A duck-billed dinosaur, once the most common giant lizard in North America, had a flabby piece of ornamental flesh on the top of its head, scientists have learned. "This is equivalent to discovering for the first time that elephants had trunks," researcher says.
A Savannah Monitor Lizard
Lizards Breath In The Same Mysterious Way As Birds, Alligators, And Dinosaurs: Why One Way Loop Confuses Scientists
Dec 11, 2013 13:03 PM E
Birds, alligators, and, possibly, dinosaurs all share the same breathing method, called "one way loop." According to a University of Utah study, the breathing method is also shared by monitor lizards.
croc
Crocodiles Hunt Birds With Sticks, The First Reptile Observed Using Tools
Dec 05, 2013 19:22 PM E
Vladimir Dinets of the University oF Tennessee discovered that two crocodilian species, India's mugger crocodile and the American alligator, lure prey by placing sticks on their noses. Nest-building birds are attracted to the sticks, and Dinets noticed that crocs placed sticks on their noses more frequently during birds' nest-building season.
Dinodontosaurus
240 Million-Year-Old Giant Prehistoric Toilet May Give Us A Glimpse Into The Earliest Ecosystem
Nov 30, 2013 21:38 PM E
A defecation site from 240 million years ago, frequented by a rhino-like dinosaur, could offer a glimpse into a prehistoric ecosystem.
Diplodocus
Wyoming Dinosaur Skeleton Sells At Auction For $652,000 To Anonymous Buyer
Nov 27, 2013 15:57 PM E
An anonymous buyer has purchased the near-complete skeleton fossil of a 56-foot-long dinosaur at an auction in England.
ibex
Scientists In Spain Plan To Clone The Bucardo, An Extinct Mountain Goat
Nov 24, 2013 20:20 PM E
Scientists in Spain will try to clone a bucardo. Also known as the Pyrenean ibex, the bucardo went extinct in 2000 after Celia, the last bucardo, was crushed by a tree. Scientists will use some of Celia's cells, frozen in liquid nitrogen for 14 years, to attempt cloning.
Siats meekerorum
'Man-Eating Monster' Dinosaur Was Top Predator Before T. Rex; Discovery Solves 30 Million Year-Old Puzzle
Nov 22, 2013 08:34 AM E
The discovery of the Siats meekerorum dinosaur, named after a legendary man-eating monster, helps explain the dinosaur food chain in the Early Cretaceous period: Siats were the apex predator before the Tyrannosaurus rex came along.
Ancient Seawater
145-Million-Year-Old Seawater Discovered In The Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater
Nov 19, 2013 16:18 PM E
This month, researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey reported a discovery they weren't expecting: ancient seawater, perhaps as old as 145 million years, trapped under the impact crater.
Fossil of Dinosaurs Battling to the Death Could Fetch Millions in Auction
Violent Tableaux of Two Fossilized 'Deuling Dinosaurs' Engaged in Death Struggle Could Fetch $8M at Auction
Nov 18, 2013 18:21 PM E
The "dueling dinosaurs" fossil, which even includes some skin, may solve some mysteries about the T-Rex.
king of gore
Newly Discovered 'King Of Gore,' Vicious T. Rex Cousin, Unveiled In Utah
Nov 06, 2013 14:09 PM E
Utah researchers have unveiled a new cousin of T. rex, dubbed the "king of gore." Lythronax argestes roamed what is now North America 80 million years ago, and had powerful limbs and knife-edged teeth, according to a study published today in PLoS ONE.
Argentinosaurus
How Did The World's Largest Dinosaur Walk? Scientists Simulate Movements of Argentinosaurus For First Time [VIDEO]
Oct 30, 2013 19:04 PM E
The Argentinosaurus, the largest-known dinosaur, walked with "a slow walking gait," according to Bill Sellers, a scientist who simulated the dinosaur's movements using his Gaitsym computer modeling software. Not much is known about the dinosaur, as few fossils have been found.
Carpenter Bee
Bees Went Extinct 65 Million Years Ago Just Like Dinosaurs Did
Oct 25, 2013 17:30 PM E
New research has confirmed what bee scientists suspected: They suffered a massive extinction around the same time as the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
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