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Dinsaurrific!
The most comprehensive picture yet of how dinosaurs evolved has been produced by a team at Bristol University. More than 1,000 species of dinosaurs have been named since the first skeletons were dug up in the 19th century, and unravelling their patterns of evolution has been a major area of research. Since 1980, over 150 evolutionary trees of dinosaurs have been published, most of them looking... View News Article (2002-04-26)


There were more small meat-eating dinosaurs than first thought
University of Alberta researchers used fossilized teeth to identify at least 23 species of small meat-eating dinosaurs that roamed western Canada and the United States, 85 to 65 million years ago.  View News Article (2013-01-24)


Plant-eating dinosaur discovered in Antarctica
For the first time, the presence of large bodied herbivorous dinosaurs in Antarctica has been recorded. Until now, remains of sauropoda - one of the most diverse and geographically widespread species of herbivorous dinosaurs - had been recovered from all continental landmasses, except Antarctica. View News Article (2011-12-20)


New Research Shows Dinosaurs May Have Been Smaller Than We Thought
For millions of years, dinosaurs have been considered the largest creatures ever to walk on land. While they still maintain this status, a new study suggests that some dinosaurs may actually have weighed as little as half as much as previously thought.  View News Article (2009-06-26)


Dinosaur extinction didn't cause the rise of present-day mammals, claim researchers
A new, complete 'tree of life' tracing the history of all 4,500 mammals on Earth shows that they did not diversify as a result of the death of the dinosaurs, says new research published in Nature today. View News Article (2007-03-29)


Study of polar dinosaur migration questions whether dinosaurs were truly the first great migrators
Contrary to popular belief, polar dinosaurs may not have traveled nearly as far as originally thought when making their bi-annual migration. View News Article (2008-10-22)


Why dinosaurs had fowl breath
Scientists have discovered how dinosaurs used to breathe in what provides clues to how they evolved and how they might have lived. View News Article (2007-11-07)


Luck gave dinosaurs their edge
T. rex and Triceratops: In the popular imagination, dinosaurs are extraordinary reptiles that ruled the world for over 160 million years. But Steve Brusatte, a doctoral student at Columbia University who is an affiliate of the American Museum of Natural History, and colleagues are challenging this idea with new fossil data and math. View News Article (2008-09-12)


Duck-billed dinosaur crests not linked to sense of smell
After decades of debate, a U of T researcher has finally determined that duck-billed dinosaurs' massive but hollow crests had nothing to do with what many scientists suspected - the sense of smell. View News Article (2006-01-25)


Size of mammals exploded after dinosaur extinction
Researchers demonstrate that the extinction of dinosaurs 65 million years ago made way for mammals to get bigger - about a thousand times bigger than they had been.  View News Article (2010-11-29)

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