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2014-09-05 05:17:41

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Originally believed to have occurred around the same time that mammals evolved some 200 million years ago, researchers from the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago now report that the transition to nocturnal behavior actually occurred more than 100 million years earlier. Previous theories regarding nocturnal behavior were based on the large brains of mammals, which allow them to better process information from senses such as...

Steak-Knife Teeth First Appeared In Land Animals 300M Years Ago
2014-02-07 12:27:27

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A carnivorous dinosaur that roamed the Earth nearly 300 million years ago was the first terrestrial vertebrate to develop “steak-knife” teeth. The Dimetrodon was a dinosaur that walked on land between 298 million and 272 million years ago, and the latest study, published in Nature Communications, shows the ancient reptile wasn’t afraid to bite off more than it could chew. Researchers found that Dimetrodon was the first...

2010-12-07 00:00:41

HMNS Field Expedition will Excavate Extremely Rare, Nearly Complete Dimetrodon Fossil Join Famous Paleontologist and Team to See Fossil Emerge First-Hand Houston, TX (Vocus) December 6, 2010 The Houston Museum of Natural Science Paleontology team has discovered an articulated specimen of a Dimetrodon on the Craddock Ranch in Baylor County. Join the team and Dr. Robert T. Bakker, renowned paleontologist and HMNS curator of paleontology, for a special expedition to Seymour, Texas as they...

2010-06-29 12:50:00

According to new research, several prehistoric creatures developed elaborate body traits in order to attract members of the opposite sex. The reason for the exaggerated crests and sails found in many fossil animals has been controversial for a while. Scientists said sails helped to regulate body temperature and that head crests helped flying reptiles steer during flight. A study said that these traits became so big because of sexual competition. An international team of researchers...

2007-06-27 12:00:00

By DEREK KRAVITZ Scientist claims looking at dinosaur teeth will answer age-old questions SEYMOUR, Texas -- Robert T. Bakker picks out a 275 million-year- old tooth from the red-colored dirt on this massive northwest Texas ranch, examines it with a trained eye and promptly sticks it in his mouth. "It feels like silt mixed with peanut butter," says Bakker, as he tastes the tooth from a Dimetrodon, a 500-pound, finned reptile that predated dinosaurs. "It has a smooth, creamy texture from the...

Latest Dimetrodon Reference Libraries

2012-03-22 22:37:37

Spinosaurus, meaning “Spine lizard,” is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the lower Albian to lower Cenomanian stages of the Mid Cretaceous Period (112 to 97 million years ago). It lived in what is now North Africa. The type species is S. aegyptiacus. A potential second species, S. maroccanus, was discovered in Morocco. It was the first known dinosaur fossil from Egyptian remains discovered in 1912 and described by German paleontologist Ernst Stromer in 1915. The original remains were...

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