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Ziapelta sanjuanensis
2014-09-25 07:27:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What do New Mexico and Alberta, Canada, have in common? Perhaps not much today, but millions of years ago they were both inhabited by closely related species of ankylosaurid dinosaurs, according to a study from the University of Alberta, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and the State Museum of Pennsylvania. The findings, published in PLOS ONE, describe a newly discovered species of armored dinosaur found in the Bisti/De-Na-Zin...

Making Four New Dinosaur Species Out Of One
2013-05-09 14:01:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Thanks to hard work and determination, a University of Alberta researcher has found four new species of armored dinosaurs that were originally considered to be the same species. Back in the early part of the twentieth century, archeologists“¯had determined that several groups of ankylosaur fossils were four individual species of the dinosaur group based on small differences in the skull armor and the tail clubs. Ankylosaurs...

Dinosaur Footprint Found At NASA
2012-08-22 04:57:38

Video: Cretaceous Footprint Found on Goddard Campus Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online This summer, a dinosaur tracker had discovered a large dino footprint from a prehistoric armored animal in Greenbelt, Maryland. Ray Stanford has been tracking these dino footprints for years, and says he believes this specific footprint belongs to the Nodosaur, a beast which could have left the track as many as 112 million years ago. This latest discovery is one of...

Researchers Rebuild The Head Of An Armored Dinosaur
2011-09-29 09:50:15

[ Video 1 ]  |  [ Video 2 ] 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. Lead researcher Tetsuto Miyashita, a U of A master's student in paleontology, examined the armored skull of a Euoplocephalus, a six-meter long plant eater. The skull, which had been sitting in the U of A's paleontology collection, was broken,...

Dinosaur Hatchling From 110 Million Years Ago Discovered
2011-09-14 11:59:12

  Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine recently described a fossil of an armored dinosaur hatchling. The hatching lived approximately 110 million years ago during the Early Cretaceous Era and is a nodosaur. "Now we can learn about the development of limbs and the development of skulls early on in a dinosaur's life," David Weishampel, Ph.D., a professor of anatomy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said in a press release. The fossil...

2011-03-26 08:28:02

The bones of a dinosaur thought to be around 110 million years old were discovered Monday in the Canadian oil sands, a vast expanse of tar and sand being minded for crude oil.An employee of Suncor Energy was credited with the discovery of the fossil in a place where there shouldn't be a fossil. Officials from the Royal Tyrrell Museum made it to the site to document the find. They believe the bones to belong to an ankylosaur.Ankylosaurus was the best known of the armored dinosaurs. Its skin...

2009-12-15 12:34:26

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. The U of A grad students were studying a 76 million year old armadillo-like, armored dinosaur. It was found in 1924 in southern Alberta. Victoria Arbour was focused on the fossilized remains of the animal's pelvis and clubbed tail. Mike Burns examined its body amour and skull, and Robin Sissons...

2009-10-31 09:08:16

A husband and wife team of American paleontologists has discovered a new species of dinosaur that lived 112 million years ago during the early Cretaceous of central Montana. The new dinosaur, a species of ankylosaur, is documented in the October issue of the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. Ankylosaurs are the biological version of an army tank. They are protected by a plate-like armor with two sets of sharp spikes on each side of the head, and a skull so thick that even 'raptors' such as...

2008-12-08 13:25:56

U.S. scientists using computerized tomography scanning have found dinosaurs had much larger air cavities in their heads than had been thought. Ohio University Professor Lawrence Witmer and research associate Ryan Ridgely examined skulls from two predators, Tyrannosaurus rex and Majungasaurus, as well as two ankylosaurian dinosaurs, Panoplosaurus and Euoplocephalus. For comparison, the scientists said they also studied scans of crocodiles and ostriches, which are modern day relatives of...

2008-07-24 13:20:00

A nature museum in Japan announced on Thursday that Japanese and Mongolian scientists successfully recovered an intact skeleton of a young dinosaur believed to be around 70 million years old. Takuji Yokoyama, a spokesman for the Hayashibara Museum of Natural Sciences, a co-organizer of the joint research project, said the scientists uncovered a Tarbosaurus "” related to the giant carnivorous Tyrannosaurus "” from a chunk of sandstone they dug up in August, 2006 in the Gobi Desert...

Latest Ankylosaurs Reference Libraries

2012-01-11 13:02:58

Scelidosaurus, meaning “limb lizard,” is a genus of herbivorous dinosaur from the Hettangian and Sinemurian stages of the Early Jurassic Period (208 to 194 million years ago). Its fossils have been discovered in both England and the United States -- in Arizona. Scelidosaurus has been called the earliest complete dinosaur known. The type specimen was discovered by James Harrison of Charmouth, England, while scouring the cliffs of Black Ven (between Charmouth and Lyme Regis) for raw...

2011-02-25 17:23:17

Scutellosaurus, meaning "little-shielded lizard," is a genus of herbivorous dinosaur from the Early Jurassic Period of what is now North America (200 to 196 million years ago). It is classified in the sub-order Thyreophora, which include armored dinosaurs. Its closest relative may have been Scelidosaurus, which, unlike the bipedal Scutellosaurus, was mainly quadrupedal. It was one of earliest representatives of Thyreophora. Fossil evidence includes two partial skeletons recovered from...

2011-02-25 17:13:17

Tarchia, meaning "brainy one," is a genus of ankylosaurid dinosaur from the Campanian-Maastrichtian stages of the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now Mongolia. It was taken from the Barun Goyot Formation (previously called the "˜Lower Nemegt Beds"˜). It is currently the geologically youngest known of all Asian ankylosaurid dinosaurs and is represented by at least five specimens. Tarchia currently includes only the type species, T. gigantea. Despite the rocks, in which the specimens...

2010-09-29 15:23:15

Tianzhenosaurus, meaning "Tianzhen lizard," is a genus of ankylosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period. It was discovered in Tianzhen County, near Zhaojiagou Village, in Shanxi Province, China, in the Huiquanpu Formation. It is known from a nearly complete skull and postcranial skeleton. The type species, T. youngi, was named by Pang & Cheng in 1998. Tianzhenosaurus was a medium-sized ankylosaurian with a skull measuring 11 inches long and a total body length of 13 feet. Some...

2010-09-16 16:42:25

Saichania, meaning "beautiful one", is a genus of ankylosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period. It was discovered in the Barun Goyot Formation in the Nemegt Basin, southern Mongolia. The type species is S. chulsanensis. Saichania was described in 1977 by Teresa Maryańska. They type specimen consists of a skull and the anterior part of the postcranial skeleton, including neck and back vertebrae, shoulder girdle, forelimb and some armor material. Saichania was a massive,...

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