Latest Dinosaurs Stories
A new discovery made by paleontologists digging in China has put Archaeopteryx back on the map as one of the earliest birds.
A recent study describes a new dinosaur called Albertadromeus syntarsus – the smallest plant-eating dinosaur species known from Canada – and sheds light on its ancient ecosyste.
A new study has found that both male and female Troodon and Oviraptor dinosaurs shared nesting duties when it came to caring for their young.
A small bird fossil found in Wyoming could be the link that connects the evolutionary dots between the different flight styles of hummingbirds and swifts.
New research reveals that the flying Microraptor dinosaur was a capable aquatic hunter as well and was able to swoop down and pluck fish out of the water.
Paleontologists have found a small North American dinosaur that incubated its eggs in a way similar to modern brooding birds.
Researchers claim to have uncovered new evidence supporting the notion that a Manhattan-sized asteroid collided with the Earth some 66 million years ago, triggering a global firestorm that would have led to the extinction of 80 percent of the planet’s species.
The last region on Earth to be colonized by humans was home to more than 1,000 species of birds that went extinct shortly after people reached their island homes.
According to Jason Moore from Dartmouth College, who presented a study at the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, evidence from the Chicxulub crater suggests there are possibilities beyond an asteroid impact.
By catching an ancient reptile with its ‘hand in the cookie jar,’ paleontologists were able to identify a relationship between a predator and a previously unknown species of dinosaur that it preyed upon.
John Harold Ostrom (February 18, 1928 – July 16, 2005) was an American Paleontologist who was greatly influential in the revival of scientific research on Dinosaurs. He is best known for demonstrating that Dinosaurs were less like contemporary reptiles but more closely related to large, flightless birds like the ostrich – a theory that holds its ground in the paleontological community to this day. John Ostrom was born and raised in Schenectady, New York. His father was a physician, and...
Robert Thomas Bakker (born March 24, 1945) is an American Paleontologist known for his contribution to the “Dinosaur Renaissance” and his support of his mentor Ostrom’s theory that some dinosaurs were warm-blooded. He specializes in the ecological context and behavior of dinosaurs. Bakker was born in Bergen County, New Jersey. As a young boy, he developed an interest in dinosaurs following his first trip to the dinosaur exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History – he was...
Ornithology, a branch of zoology, is the study of birds. The term ornithology is derived from the ancient Greek words for bird and rationale or explanation. This study differs from other sciences because amateurs often take part in studies and because birds are commonly seen. It is thought that ornithology developed in the same manner than biology developed. Drawings from the Stone Age show the earliest interest in birds and the remains of over eighty bird species have been found at excavated...
- Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.