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Tyrannosaurs 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.
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.
Researchers have discovered a field of 120-million-year-old dinosaur footprints in southwestern Arkansas which contains fossilized tracks of several species of dinosaur, one that has never before been documented in Arkansas.
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.
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.
Scientists in Australia have reported the discovery of three new species, including one agile predator that lived 98 million years ago.
Researchers from the Teruel-DinÃ³polis Joint Palaeontology Foundation have compared an Allosauroidea tooth found in deposits in Riodeva, Teruel, with other similar samples.
University of Manchester scientists are using laser imaging to investigate how fat â€“ or fit â€“ T. rex and his fellow dinosaurs were.
A researcher said Monday that scientists have found fossil remains of an omnivorous dinosaur in Argentina, a missing link to the carnivores.
Paleontologists have discovered fossils in Africaâ€™s Sahara Desert of two new meat-eating dinosaurs that walked the earth 110 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period.
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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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