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New Technique Shaves Tons Off Dinosaur Weight
2012-06-06 07:31:40

Dinosaurs, some of the largest creatures to have ever walked the earth, have for the first time been accurately weighed by scientists using a new technique, and the results indicate that we have been guilty of wrongly portraying them as massively heavy beasts. Biologists at the University of Manchester, using lasers to calculate body mass, measured the minimum amount of skin that would be required to contain the skeletal structure of modern-day mammals, including reindeer, polar bears, and...

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2011-06-24 11:40:00

Scientists have found a way to take the temperature of dinosaurs that have been extinct for millions of years. But since you cannot take their temperature like you do with humans, the researchers did the next best thing -- study dinosaur teeth, which can reflect body temperature. What they found is surprising. Studying the teeth of the long-necked Brachiosaurus, they discovered it had a temperature of about 100.8 degrees F and the smaller Camarasaurus had a temp of 98.3 degrees. Humans...

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2011-02-23 09:40:00

Researchers retrieved bones from two incomplete skeletons of an adult and juvenile dinosaur from a previously looted quarry in Utah. Named Brontomerus mcintoshi, this animal roamed inland areas of the Early Cretaceous Period, about 110 million years ago, AFP is reporting. "Brontomerus" means "thunder thighs", while "mcintoshi" is in honor of John McIntosh, a retired US physicist, dinosaur hobbyist and world authority on sauropods. The animals had a uniquely shaped hip bone, which was...

2009-06-02 14:44:00

New Expansion at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis Features Permanent Dinosaur Sculptures INDIANAPOLIS, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- They lived 145 million years ago, walked on four legs, were three times as tall as giraffes, were as long as humpback whales and weighed up to 88 tons. They were so large that they probably had no predators, so they ruled the late Jurassic world and they are sure to rule The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. An approximately 50-foot-tall, 75-foot-long mother...

2008-08-28 00:00:26

By Mike Boehm When the angry, life-sized mama T. rex came roaring through a curtain to defend its young during the St. Paul, Minn., run of "Walking With Dinosaurs -- the Live Experience," Kristi Curry Rogers momentarily stopped thinking like a professor and responded like a protective mom. "I have a 5-year-old daughter, and at that moment, I thought, 'I'm really glad she didn't come with me,' " said the dinosaur expert from Macalester College in St. Paul, who was there to apply the cool...

2008-06-23 06:00:13

By Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune Jun. 23--HANKSVILLE -- An ancient river, which probably dried up one season, only to swirl and surge with monsoonal violence the next, once braided through this area just southeast of what is now Utah's San Rafael Swell. The river must have slowed here, shedding its load of sand, silt, gravel, trees, clams and dinosaur carcasses, dismembered chunks of big lizards that lived 145 to 150 million years ago. Locals had known this area as a boneyard...

2008-06-16 21:00:00

A team of Illinois scientists looking for fossils of big dinosaurs in Utah's Morrison limestone struck pay dirt last month, opening the possibility of a major dinosaur quarry outside Hanksville. In recent weeks, the group, representing the Burpee Museum of Natural History, uncovered "a logjam" of 148-million-year remains of as many as six dinosaur species and massive coniferous trees so well preserved you can feel their bark and read their tree rings. And that's just scratching the surface,...

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2007-07-12 00:00:00

TACOMA, Wash. -- Are you brave enough to share an evening in the forest with a bunch of life-size dinosaurs with 6-inch teeth? How about spending time with a walking, growling 45-foot tall, 75-foot long Brachiosaurus that seems to be looking around for its next meal - perhaps among the spectators at "Walking With Dinosaurs," which opens its North American tour on July 11 in Tacoma. Lucky for us, the Brachiosaurus only eats plants - it was a vegetarian when it lived about 150 million years...


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Supersaurus
2013-04-28 19:01:46

Supersaurus, meaning “super lizard” is a genus of diplodocid sauropod dinosaur that was discovered by Vivian Jones of Delta, Colorado, in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of Colorado in the year 1972. The fossil remains came from the Brushy Basin Member of the formation, dating back to about 153 million years ago. It’s among the largest dinosaurs known from good remains, possibly reaching 108 to 112 feet long and around 35 to 40 tons. In most respects, Supersaurus is much like...

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2012-03-21 22:48:02

Sauroposeidon, meaning “earthquake god lizard,” is a genus of sauropods dinosaur from the Aptian and Albian ages of the Early Cretaceous Period (110 million years ago). It was discovered in the southeast region of Atoka County, Oklahoma, not far from the border of Texas, in a claystone outcrop. The fossils were initially misidentified as pieces of petrified wood when they were found in 1994. A more detailed analysis in 1999 revealed they were truly dinosaurian bones. They were formally...

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2011-09-27 15:00:16

Diplodocus, meaning “double beam,” is a genus of diplodocid sauropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period of what is now western North America (about 150 million years ago). The first fossils of this dinosaur were discovered in 1877 by S.W. Williston. Its generic name was coined by Othniel Charles Marsh in 1878. Diplodocus is one of the more common dinosaur fossils found in the Upper Morrison Formation, a sequence of shallow marine and alluvial sediments deposited about 150 million...

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2010-12-14 22:51:52

Sonorasaurus, meaning "Sonora lizard," is a genus of brachiosaurid dinosaur from the Albian to Cenomanian stages of the Mid Cretaceous Period (112 to 93 million years ago). Its name was derived from the Sonoran Desert in Arizona where its fossils were first found. The remains were discovered by geology student Richard Thompson, in 1995. Dating of the discovery makes Sonorasaurus the first known brachiosaur to have lived in the Mid Cretaceous Period of North America. The type species, S....

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2009-08-11 17:56:39

Brachiosaurus or "arm lizard" is a genus of sauropod dinosaur that lived during the Late Jurassic Period and possibly the Early Cretaceous Period 150 to 112 million years ago. It was named Brachiosaurus due to its forelimbs being shorter than its hind limbs. Brachiosaurus was discovered in 1900 by Elmer S. Riggs in the Grand River Canyon of western Colorado, United States. There are two known subspecies, and possibly three. B. altithorax was discovered in 1903 by Riggs, B. nougaredi was...

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