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Dinosaur From Utah Was Top Predator, Ruled Over Early Tyrannosaurs
2013-11-22 07:40:39

[ Watch the Video: New Species Of Carnivorous Dinosaur Found In Utah ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tyrannosaurus rex has long been considered the apex predator of its time. But this large meat-eating theropod’s earlier relatives did not celebrate such stature, based on new evidence by a multi-institutional team of researchers who have found a new contender to fill the role of top dog during the early-to-mid-Cretaceous period. Researchers from...

Study: Allosaurus Ate Less Like A Crocodile, More Like A Falcon
2013-05-22 10:42:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online To dismember its prey, the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex thrashed its massive head from side to side. T. rex´s smaller cousin, the Allosaurus, was a more dexterous hunter and tugged at prey more like a modern day falcon, a new study from Ohio University shows. "Apparently one size doesn't fit all when it comes to dinosaur feeding styles," said Ohio University paleontologist Eric Snively. "Many people think of Allosaurus...

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2011-10-06 13:54:59

Researchers have discovered a field of 120-million-year-old dinosaur footprints in southwestern Arkansas. The field is about the size of two football fields and contains fossilized tracks of several species of dinosaur. The University of Arkansas researchers said that a three-toed print from one of the species had never been documented in Arkansas before. The researchers said the print may have belonged to Acrocanthosaurus atokensis, which was one of the largest predators ever....

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2011-04-01 08:00:00

A gigantic theropod dinosaur measuring 11 meters long (36 feet), four meters tall (13 feet) and weighing in at six tons has been discovered in eastern China. Scientists named this new dinosaur Zhuchengtyrannus magnus, which means the "Tyrant from Zhucheng," since the bones were found in the city of Zhucheng in eastern China's Shandong Province. The quarry in Shandong Province, where the fossils were discovered, has one of the largest concentrations of dinosaur bones in the world. This is...

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2010-09-09 05:50:00

Paleontologists in Spain have discovered a near-complete fossil of a bizarre new hump-backed dinosaur they believe predates the well-known dinosaurs that once ruled the Earth. Francisco Ortega of Spain discovered the fossil, and named it Concavenator corcovatus, meaning "the hunchback hunter from Cuenca." The remains were uncovered in the Las Hoyas formation in Spain's Cuenca province. The area has produced a treasure trove of finds dating back 120 to 150 million years ago during the Lower...

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2009-07-03 10:50:00

Scientists in Australia have reported the discovery of three new species, including one agile predator that lived 98 million years ago.Writing in the peer-reviewed journal, PLoS ONE, Scott Hocknull and colleagues at the Queensland Museum and the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History noted the discovery of two large herbivorous sauropods and one carnivorous theropod in the Winton Formation in eastern Australia.Australia doesn't have a noteworthy fossil record, and many...

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2009-06-22 08:25:00

Researchers from the Teruel-Din³polis Joint Palaeontology Foundation have compared an Allosauroidea tooth found in deposits in Riodeva, Teruel, with other similar samples. The palaeontologists have concluded that this is the largest tooth of a carnivorous dinosaur to have been found to date in Spain. The features and size of the 9.83cm tooth provide key information needed to identify its former owner. The researchers are in no doubt "“ it was a large, predatory, carnivorous...

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2009-02-21 09:35:00

University of Manchester scientists are using laser imaging to investigate how fat "“ or fit "“ T. rex and his fellow dinosaurs were. Karl Bates and his colleagues in the palaeontology and biomechanics research group have reconstructed the bodies of five dinosaurs, two T. rex (Stan at the Manchester Museum and the Museum of the Rockies cast MOR555), an Acrocanthosaurus atokensis, a Strutiomimum sedens and an Edmontosaurus annectens. The team, whose findings are published in the...

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2009-02-17 10:40:00

A researcher said Monday that scientists have found fossil remains of an omnivorous dinosaur in Argentina, a missing link to the carnivores. "It is an omnivore -- in other words it ate everything (plants and meat) -- which is the missing link between carnivorous dinosaurs and giant four-footed herbivores," said Oscar Alcober, also director of the Natural Sciences Museum in San Juan, 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) west of Buenos Aires. "This is a very important piece of the puzzle on the origin...

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2008-02-14 00:05:00

Paleontologists have discovered fossils in Africa's Sahara Desert of two new meat-eating dinosaurs that walked the earth 110 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period.   The dinosaurs were discovered in 2000 during an expedition led by University of Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno.  Sereno and co-author Stephen Brusatte of the University of Bristol reported the discovery in the journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. In their report, they said the fossils provide a...


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Megalosaurus
2013-04-28 14:57:47

Megalaosaurus, meaning “Great Lizard”, from Greek megalo, meaning ‘big’ or ‘tall’ and sauros, meaning “lizard”, is a genus of large and meat-eating theropod dinosaurs of the Middle Jurassic period of Europe. It’s significant as the first genus of dinosaur, outside of birds, to be described and named. Megalosaurus might have been the first dinosaur to be described in scientific literature. Part of a bone was recovered from a limestone quarry at Cornwell by Chipping Norton,...

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2011-01-03 17:25:39

Saurophaganax, meaning "lizard-eating monster," is a genus of allosaurid dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period and lived in what is now North America. It comes from the Morrison Formation. It was discovered in the panhandle of Oklahoma, with more possible fossil material found in northern New Mexico. The identification of Saurophaganax has been disputed fro some time. While being described as its own genus, it has also been described as a species of Allosaurus (A. maximus). The most...

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2011-01-03 17:00:50

Sinraptor, meaning "Chinese thief," is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period. It was discovered by Philip J. Currie and Xian Zhao in the Shishugou Formation during an expedition to the northwestern Chinese desert in 1987. The type species, S. dongi, honors paleontologist Dong Zhiming. It was described by Currie and Zhao in 1994. A second species, originally named Yangchuanosaurus hepingensis by Gao in 1992, may actually represent a second species of Sinraptor. Whether...

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2010-09-29 15:30:41

Torvosaurus, meaning "savage lizard," is a genus of large theropod dinosaur from the late Kimmeridgian to early Tithonian stage of the Late Jurassic Period. Fossils of Torvosaurus have been found in North America and Portugal. It was first discovered by James Jensen and Kenneth Stadtman in the Morrison Formation at Dry Mesa Quarry, Colorado in 1972. The genus and type species, T. tanneri, were named and described by Jensen and Peter M. Galton in 1979. The type specimen was further...

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2010-08-23 12:10:30

Yangchuanosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Oxfordian (and possibly Kimmeridgian) stage of the Late Jurassic Period, and comes from the Upper Shaximiao Formation. A nearly complete skeleton was discovered in June 1977 by a construction worker during the building of the Shangyou Reservoir Dam in the Yongchuan District. This genus was considered the same as Metriacanthosaurus by Gregory S. Paul in 1988, but this has not received the support of other paleontologists. The...

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