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Beaks Were Functionally Important In Protecting Dinosaur Skulls
2013-12-03 08:20:52

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One typical hallmark of modern birds that comes in a huge variety of shapes and sizes is the beak. While this is common knowledge, it is less well known that during the Cretaceous Period keratin-covered beaks had already evolved in different groups of dinosaurs. A international team of scientists, composed of Dr Stephan Lautenschlager and Dr Emily Rayfield of the University of Bristol with Dr Perle Altangerel of the National...

Dinosaur Skull Analysis Shows Three Species Are Actually One
2013-08-11 04:56:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A number of Psittacosaurus fossils, once believed to represent three different species, actually all belong to a single dinosaur species, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania claim in a new study. Differences in the specimens had led scientists to label them as separate species, senior author Peter Dodson, a professor of anatomy in Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine and professor of paleontology in the School of Arts...

Paleontologists Observe Psittacosaurus Growth Through Fossil Studies
2013-06-28 14:25:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Paleontologists from around the globe have shown how the "parrot dinosaur" switched from four feet to two as it grew. Scientists from several universities wrote in the journal Nature Communications about how a Psittacosaurus would grow. These dinosaurs are one of the best-known dinosaurs, with more than 1,000 specimens found from the Cretaceous period in China and other parts of East Asia. The team sectioned two arm and two leg...

New Head-Butting Dinosaur Species Named
2013-05-08 05:02:51

[ Watch the Video: Scientists Name New Species of Dinosaur ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the journal Nature Communications have identified a new species of dog-sized bone-headed (pachycephalosaur) dinosaur. The team was able to identify the new dinosaur species using both recently discovered and historically collected fossils. The dinosaur, Acrotholus audeti, represents the oldest bone-headed dinosaur in North America, and possibly the...

North America's Oldest, Smallest Horn Dinosaur Species Finally Named
2012-03-17 04:49:02

Two dinosaur species discovered in the Canadian province of Alberta, including the oldest and smallest horned species ever found in North America, have finally been named after decades of research, various media outlets reported earlier this week. According to Emily Chung of CBC News, the first dinosaur, which is approximately the same size as "a medium-sized dog," was named Gryphoceratops morrisoni in honor of Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) technician Ian Morrison. Morrison reportedly was...

2012-03-12 21:27:30

Two new horned dinosaurs have been named based on fossils collected from Alberta, Canada. The new species, Unescopceratops koppelhusae and Gryphoceratops morrisoni, are from the Leptoceratopsidae family of horned dinosaurs. The herbivores lived during the Late Cretaceous period between 75 to 83 million years ago. The specimens are described in research published in the Jan. 24, 2012, online issue of the journal Cretaceous Research. “These dinosaurs fill important gaps in the...


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2012-03-20 21:58:23

Psittacosaurus, meaning “parrot lizard,” is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period of what is now Asia (130 to 100 million years ago). It is the most species-rich dinosaur genus with nine to eleven recognized species from fossils found in different regions of modern-day China, Mongolia and Russia. There is also a possible species from Thailand. Psittacosaurus was named by Henry Fairfield Osborn, paleontologist and president of the American Museum of Natural...

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2011-09-27 20:55:11

Protoceratops, meaning “first horned face,” is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaur from the Campanian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period (83 to 70 million years ago) in what is now Mongolia. The first specimen was discovered by photographer JB Shackelford in 1922 in the Gobi desert while working with an expedition looking for human ancestors. The photographer did not uncover any human remains but did find many specimens of fossilized Protoceratops, along with other dinosaurs of...

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2011-09-27 16:03:47

Torosaurus, meaning “perforated lizard,” is a genus of ceratopsid dinosaur from the late Maastrichtian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period (70 to 65 million years ago). Torosaurus is often mis-referred to as “bull” (from the Latin word taurus) lizard. But its actual name comes from the Greek word toreo, meaning “to perforate or pierce.” Its name is in reference to the window-like holes found in the elongated frill, which have traditional served to distinguish it from the solid...

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2011-03-21 21:34:05

Yinlong, meaning "hidden dragon," is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period of what is now central Asia. A team of American and Chinese paleontologists -- Xu Xing, Catherine Forster, Jim Clark, and Mo Jinyou -- described and named Yinlong in 2006. Its name is in fact a reference to the movie "˜Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,' large portions of which were filmed in Xinjiang, near the area where the fossil remains of Yinlong were discovered. The type species, Y....

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2011-02-28 13:57:27

Zuniceratops, meaning "Zuni-horned face," is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur from the mid-Turonian age of the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now New Mexico. It was discovered in 1996 by eight-year-old Christopher James Wolfe, son of paleontologist Douglas G. Wolfe, in the Moreno Hill Formation in west-central New Mexico. It is known from a skull and bones of several individuals. Zuniceratops lived about 10 million years earlier than the more well-known horned Ceratopsidae and provides...

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