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Dinosaur symposium at the Smithsonian Institution
The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History will host (2003-12-08)
U of A researcher has rare evidence of dinosaur cannibalism
University of Alberta researcher Phil Bell has found 70 million year old evidence of dinosaur cannibalism. (2009-10-06)
The world's deepest dinosaur finding - 2256 metres below the seabed
The somewhat rough uncovering of Norway's first dinosaur happened in the North Sea, at an entire 2256 metres below the seabed. (2006-04-24)
U of A students reaffirm the work of a 1920s paleontologist
Three University of Alberta paleontology graduate students blew the dust off an 85-year-old dinosaur find to discover the original researcher had it right and a 1970s revision of his work was wrong. (2009-12-14)
Giant dinosaurs hatched with adult-like proportions
Analysis of a new dinosaur fossil suggests that the largest species ever known to walk the Earth was born with adult-like proportions, perhaps allowing it to be more independent than some other species of dinosaur. (2016-04-21)
New evidence dinosaurs were strong swimmers
A University of Alberta researcher has identified some of the strongest evidence ever found that dinosaurs could paddle long distances. (2013-04-08)
Dinosaur extinction occurred at peak of diversity
When dinosaurs became extinct from the effects of a massive asteroid hitting Earth 65 million years ago, there were more varieties of the reptiles living than ever before, according to a new analysis of global fossil records. (2004-11-17)
Unusual fish-eating dinosaur had crocodile-like skull
Dr. Emily Rayfield at the University of Bristol, UK, used computer modelling techniques -- more commonly used to discover how a car bonnet buckles during a crash -- to show that while Baryonyx was eating, its skull bent and stretched in the same way as the skull of the Indian fish-eating gharial -- a crocodile with long, narrow jaws. (2008-01-13)
Mysterious mountain dino may be a new species
A partial dinosaur skeleton unearthed in 1971 from a remote British Columbia site is the first ever found in Canadian mountains and may represent a new species. (2008-06-12)
New dino-book highlights Britain's 'Three-rex'
Jurassic Britain was a 'dinosaur paradise' with more than 100 different species -- including three tyrannosaurs -- described in the scientific literature to date, says the author of a new book, Dinosaurs of the British Isles. (2014-07-02)
Japan's largest complete dinosaur skeleton discovered
The complete skeleton of an eight-meter-long dinosaur has been unearthed from marine deposits dating back 72 million years at Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, making it the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Japan, according to researchers. (2017-06-06)
Good times ahead for dinosaur hunters, according to U of Penn scientist's dinosaur census
The golden age of dinosaur discovery is yet upon us, according to Peter Dodson at the University of Pennsylvania. (2006-09-04)
'Australia's Jurassic Park' the world's most diverse
An unprecedented 21 different types of dinosaur tracks have been identified on a 25-kilometre stretch of the Dampier Peninsula coastline dubbed 'Australia's Jurassic Park.' A team of palaeontologists from The University of Queensland's School of Biological Sciences and James Cook University's School of Earth and Environmental Sciences have unveiled the most diverse assemblage of dinosaur tracks in the world in 127 to 140 million-year-old rocks in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia. (2017-03-26)
Long lost cousin of T. rex identified by scientists
Scientists have identified a new species of gigantic theropod dinosaur, a close relative of T. rex, from fossil skull and jaw bones discovered in China. (2011-03-31)
New dinosaur species possible in Northwestern Alberta
The discovery of a gruesome feeding frenzy that played out 73 million years ago in Northwestern Alberta may also lead to the discovery of new dinosaur species in Northwestern Alberta. (2009-05-12)
Professor Will Connect With Students Live From China Dinosaur Site
On Thursday, Jan. 21, science students at two Indiana schools will communicate live via internet with Purdue University research Richard Hengst, who is on a scientific expeidition to a dinosaur site in southwest China. (1999-01-15)
A case of mistaken dino-identity
A Texas legislator is seeking a name change for the official state dinosaur, after master's level research at Southern Methodist University revealed the titleholder was misidentified. (2009-01-13)
Possible dinosaur burrows clues to survival strategies
Internationally renowned paleontologist and Monash University Honorary Research Associate, Dr. (2009-07-15)
New dinosaur fossil challenges bird evolution theory
The discovery of a new bird-like dinosaur from the Jurassic period challenges widely accepted theories on the origin of flight. (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. (2011-12-19)
Research on modern day animals reveals insights into extinct animals
Powerful head and neck retractions of vertebrate carcasses, including dinosaur fossils, have puzzled researchers as to whether they occurred just before an animal's death in agony, or after. (2016-05-03)
Evolution rewritten, again and again
Palaeontologists are forever claiming that their latest fossil discovery will (2010-08-31)
EARTH: Making tracks through the dinosaur diamond
EARTH Magazine travels through time to meet the major players of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous -- from sauropods and theropods to protomammals -- that created the rich tapestry of life in this region millions of years ago. (2016-04-26)
Scientists digitally reconstruct giant steps taken by dinosaurs for the first time
The Manchester team, working with scientists in Argentina, were able to laser scan a 40 meter-long skeleton of the vast Cretaceous Agentinosaurus dinosaur. (2013-10-30)
Mojoceratops: New dinosaur species named for flamboyant frill
When Nicholas Longrich discovered a new dinosaur species with a heart-shaped frill on its head, he wanted to come up with a name just as flamboyant as the dinosaur's appearance. (2010-07-08)
Discovery shows dinosaurs may have been the original lovebirds
Dinosaurs engaged in mating behavior similar to modern birds, leaving the fossil evidence behind in 100 million year old rocks, according to new research by Martin Lockley, professor of geology at the University of Colorado Denver. (2016-01-07)
Dinosaurs' rise was 'more gradual,' new fossil evidence suggests
Researchers have discovered two small dinosaurs together with a lagerpetid, a group of animals that are recognized as precursors of dinosaurs. (2016-11-10)
Best evidence yet that dinosaurs used feathers for courtship
A University of Alberta researcher's examination of fossilized dinosaur tail bones has led to a breakthrough finding: some feathered dinosaurs used tail plumage to attract mates, much like modern-day peacocks and turkeys. (2013-01-04)
Sands of Gobi Desert yield new species of nut-cracking dinosaur
Plants or meat: that's about all that fossils ever tell paleontologists about a dinosaur's diet. (2009-06-17)
Rebuilding the head of an armoured dinosaur
A University of Alberta-led research team has taken a rare look inside the skull of a dinosaur and come away with unprecedented details on the brain and nasal passages of the 72 million year old animal. (2011-09-29)
Dinosaur, crab fossils reveal ecosystem secrets
For centuries, they wouldn't be caught dead next to each other. (2003-03-10)
New dinosaur species found in Montana
A dinosaur skeleton found 24 years ago in Montana has finally been identified as a new species that links North American dinosaurs with Asian dinosaurs. (2007-09-21)
Dino hips discovery unravels species riddle
New research from University of Alberta paleontologists shows one of North America's most broadly identified dinosaur species, Troodon formosus, is no longer a valid classification, naming two others in its stead. (2017-08-08)
America's smallest dinosaur uncovered
An unusual breed of dinosaur that was the size of a chicken, ran on two legs and scoured the ancient forest floor for termites is the smallest dinosaur species found in North America, according to a University of Calgary researcher who analyzed bones found during the excavation of an ancient bone bed near Red Deer, Alberta, in 2002. (2008-09-23)
Meet Xenoceratops: Canada's newest horned dinosaur
Scientists have named a new species of horned dinosaur (ceratopsian) from Alberta, Canada. (2012-11-08)
First baby of a gigantic Oviraptor-like dinosaur belongs to a new species
First baby of a gigantic Oviraptor-like dinosaur belongs to a new species. (2017-05-09)
First dinosaurs identified from Saudi Arabia
Dinosaur fossils are exceptionally rare in the Arabian Peninsula. An international team of scientists from Uppsala University, Museum Victoria, Monash University, and the Saudi Geological Survey have now uncovered the first record of dinosaurs from Saudi Arabia. (2014-01-07)
Emory paleontologist reports discovery of carnivorous dinosaur tracks in Australia
The first fossil tracks belonging to large, carnivorous dinosaurs have been discovered in Victoria, Australia, by paleontologists from Emory University, Monash University and the Museum of Victoria (both in Melbourne). (2007-10-19)
4 dinosaur egg species identified in Lleida
A study headed by the Miquel Crusafont Catalan Palaeontology Institute has for the first time documented detailed records of dinosaur egg fossils in the Coll de Nargó archaeological site in Lleida, Spain. (2013-03-12)
Newly discovered dinosaur had 'T. rex arms' that evolved independently
A newly-discovered dinosaur from Patagonia has short, two-fingered claws like a T. rex, even though it's not closely related to the tyrannosaurs. (2016-07-13)
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