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The largest animals ever to have walked the face of the Earth may not have been as big as previously thought, reveals a paper published today in the Zoological Society of London's Journal of Zoology. (2009-06-21)
Shrinking dinosaurs evolved into flying birds
A new study involving scientists from the University of Southampton has revealed how massive, meat-eating, ground-dwelling dinosaurs evolved into agile flying birds: they just kept shrinking and shrinking, for over 50 million years. (2014-07-31)
Study of polar dinosaur migration questions whether dinosaurs were truly the first great migrators
A recently released study of northern and souther polar dinosaur migration indicates that some species may have migrated nearly 3,000 km in a six month period- far short of the distance needed to reach warmer climes. (2008-10-21)
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. (2007-11-06)
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)
Surprise: Duck-billed dinosaurs had fleshy 'cocks comb'
A rare, mummified specimen of the duck-billed dinosaur Edmontosauraus regalis described in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on Dec. (2013-12-12)
Behemoth Animals May Follow Same Extinction Patterns
Dinosaurs and elephants may have had similar patterns of decline in their long slide to extinction, according to a Penn State paleontologist. (1996-10-28)
Luck gave dinosaurs their edge
By comparing early dinosaurs to their closest competitors, the curuotarsans, Steve Brusatte of the American Museum of Natural History and colleagues have found that dinosaurs had no special ability to dominate the landscape for 160 million years. (2008-09-11)
T.rex 'followed its nose' while hunting
Scientists at the University of Calgary and the Royal Tyrrell Museum are providing new insight into the sense of smell of carnivorous dinosaurs and primitive birds in a research paper published in the British journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. (2008-10-28)
Medullary bone found in Cretaceous birds
A team of scientists led by Jingmai O'Connor from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, reported the first occurrence of medullary bone in Enantiornithes, the dominant clade of birds during the Cretaceous. (2018-12-05)
Size of mammals exploded after dinosaur extinction
Researchers have demonstrated 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, as well as confirming the dramatic growth in mammalian size after the dinosaurs. (2010-11-25)
New evidence for warm-blooded dinosaurs
University of Adelaide research has shown new evidence that dinosaurs were warm-blooded like birds and mammals, not cold-blooded like reptiles as commonly believed. (2013-07-18)
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)
UAF dinosaur hunter published in 'Science'
Many different dinosaurs once roamed the earth at high latitudes, but how well they adapted to the conditions at these latitudes remains a mystery. (2002-02-07)
New Montana State research sheds light on South Pole dinosaurs
A Montana State University study finds that the bones of South Pole dinosaurs grew like the bones of other dinosaurs, helping explain why dinosaurs were able to dominate the planet for 160 million years. (2011-08-04)
Mass extinctions and the evolution of dinosaurs
Reporting in Biology Letters, Steve Brusatte, Professor Michael Benton, and colleagues at the University of Bristol show that dinosaurs did not proliferate immediately after they originated, but that their rise was a slow and complicated event, and driven by two mass extinctions. (2008-09-30)
Dinosaurs were thriving before asteroid strike that wiped them out
Dinosaurs were unaffected by long-term climate changes and flourished before their sudden demise by asteroid strike. (2019-03-06)
Scientists discover a new species of dinosaur, bridging a gap in the dinosaur family tree
A team of scientists led by the Smithsonian Institution has discovered a fossilized dinosaur skull and neck vertebrae that not only reveal a new species, but also an evolutionary link between two groups of dinosaurs. (2011-04-12)
New insights into the origin of birds
The key characteristics of birds which allow them to fly -- their wings and their small size -- arose much earlier than previously thought, according to new research from the Universities of Bristol and Sheffield into the Paraves, the first birds and their closest dinosaurian relatives which lived 160 to 120 million years ago. (2014-02-23)
Chicken-hearted tyrants
It will break every pre-schooler's heart: Tyrannosaurus rex and other predatory dinosaurs might not have been fearless hunters after all. (2009-08-06)
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)
Mammals began their takeover long before the death of the dinosaurs
A new study refutes the traditional hypothesis that mammals took a backseat to dinosaurs and then got the opportunity to diversify when dinosaurs went extinct. (2016-06-07)
Researchers investigate evolution of bipedalism in ancient dinosaur ancestors
Paleontologists at the University of Alberta have developed a new theory to explain why the ancient ancestors of dinosaurs stopped moving about on all fours and rose up on just their two hind legs. (2017-03-03)
Canadian researchers discover fossils of first feathered dinosaurs from North America
The new study, led by Canadian researchers, describes the first ornithomimid specimens preserved with feathers, recovered from 75 million-year-old rocks in the badlands of Alberta, Canada. (2012-10-25)
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)
Unexpected finding: Some dinosaurs grew slower in hard times
Palaeontologists from the University of Bonn report on an intriguing diagnosis in the 16 December issue of the journal Science. (2005-12-15)
Mammals diversified only after dinosaur extinction left space
Humans' early mammal relatives likely diversified 66 million years ago, after the extinction of dinosaurs opened up space for animals such as big cats, horses, elephants and eventually apes to evolve. (2016-07-04)
Possible dinosaur burrows clues to survival strategies
Internationally renowned paleontologist and Monash University Honorary Research Associate, Dr. (2009-07-15)
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)
Dinosaurs fell victim to perfect storm of events, study shows
Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history, scientists say. (2014-07-28)
Study identifies dinosaur 'missing link'
A 'Frankenstein's monster' dinosaur may be the missing link between two major dinosaur groups, plugging what was previously a big gap between them. (2017-08-15)
Dinosaurs ended -- and originated -- with a bang!
It is commonly understood that the dinosaurs disappeared with a bang -- wiped out by a great meteorite impact on the Earth 66 million years ago. (2018-04-16)
90 million year old dino tracks found on resort island
An international team of Canadian and Croatian paleontologists have found 90 million year old dinosaur tracks and trackways on the island of Hvar, Croatia. (2004-07-15)
Tracing the evolution of bird reproduction
What really came first -- the chicken or the egg? (2016-08-10)
Dinosaurs' 'superiority' challenged by their crocodile cousins
In a paper published today in Science, Steve Brusatte and Professor Mike Benton challenge the general consensus among scientists that there must have been something special about dinosaurs that helped them rise to prominence. (2008-09-11)
Shrinking dinosaurs evolved into flying birds
A new study led by an Adelaide scientist has revealed how massive, meat-eating, ground-dwelling dinosaurs -- the theropods -- evolved into agile flyers: they just kept shrinking and shrinking, for over 50 million years. (2014-07-31)
Sauropod swimmers or walkers?
An international team of scientists, led by the China University of Geosciences in Beijing and including palaeontologists from the University of Bristol, has shed new light on some unusual dinosaur tracks from northern China. (2016-02-18)
Montana researcher co-authors Science article on Niger dinosaurs
A Montana State University-Bozeman researcher is one of 11 coauthors of a paper that appears in the November 12 issue of Science. (1999-11-10)
Arctic mystery no longer: Dinosaurs walked Canada's great north
It may hard to believe, yet lush ferns and dinosaurs coexisted in Canada's great north 240 million years ago. (2004-10-14)
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