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Researchers examining the fossilized remains of dinosaur tail bones discovered that dinosaurs, like modern-day turkeys and the peacocks, may have shaken their dazzling tail feathers to attract mates.
Researchers recently discovered the fossils of an early bird whose teeth – like its dinosaur cousins – had 'ornamentations' specialized for a tough diet of shelled insects and crabs.
A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE states dinosaurs may have been bigger than we thought, in terms of ratio.
A pair of U.K. biologists has revived an older and heavily debated theory that suggests sauropod dinosaurs reached their massive sizes due to the plants that they ate.
Some of the earliest known dinosaurs to have walked the planet were considered to be small dinosaurs like the swift-footed Eoraptor. But researchers have discovered a new dinosaur that may be even older.
When scientists first discovered fossils of the flightless bird Diatryma in the mid 19th century, they portrayed the 7-foot avian as a fierce predator, which caught on with science writers and popular culture.
More evidence has emerged, published in the journal Current Biology, claiming birds are the descendants of dinosaurs.
Paleontologists have been riddled by the fossil of a creature they dubbed Necrolestes Patagonensis, or Grave Robber. Now, another, much older fossil has been found, and paleontologists believe this creature was somehow able to survive the mass extinction event which killed the dinosaurs over 65 million years ago.
According to a new study, urban birds have changed their anti-predator behavior in new environments.
Researchers are testing Cope’s Rule, via some of the latest statistical modeling methods, to see if and how it might have applied to dinosaurs and have found that Edward Cope and his rule were absolutely right. Except when it wasn’t.
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...
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