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Diplodocus Fossil To Be Auctioned
2013-10-18 13:27:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Anyone with a very large display space and over half-a-million bucks of disposable income should consider a trip to southern England next month where a 55-foot-long dinosaur skeleton is expected to be auctioned off. The skeleton is of a Diplodocus longus named “Misty,” which was discovered near the fossil hotbed Dana Quarry in Wyoming, in 2009. Misty would be the first dinosaur ever put up for auction. According to Errol Fuller,...

Teeth Continuously Replaced In Large Sauropod Dinosaurs
2013-07-18 14:15:23

[Watch Video: CT Scan Of A Diplodocus Tooth] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Colossal, skyscraping sauropod dinosaurs required massive amounts of plant food to maintain their enormous weight, causing a lot of wear and tear on their teeth. But without a decent dental plan, how did these giants maintain healthy chompers? According to a new report, published in the open access journal PLoS ONE, two sauropods, Diplodocus and Camarasaurus, produced new teeth on a...

What Did The Jurassic Age Diplodocus Eat?
2012-07-31 08:46:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of researchers from the University of Bristol, Natural History Museum of London, the University of Missouri and Ohio University report they have discovered the eating habits of the Jurassic age dinosaur, the Diplodocus. Found nearly 130 years ago, the eating habits of the giant herbivore were still largely uncertain until now. Understanding these habits could provide insights into extinct ecosystems and today's modern animal...

Eating Habits Of Dinosaurs Revealed
2012-07-17 04:53:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A great number of hypotheses have been suggested on feeding behavior of Diplodocus - thought to be one of the largest dinosaurs ever since its discovery over 130 years ago. These range between standard biting, combing leaves through peg-like teeth, ripping bark from trees similar to behavior in some living deer, and even grabbing shellfish from rocks. A team of international researchers, led by the University of Bristol and the...

2011-03-24 11:10:00

Scientists of the Egidio Feruglio Museum revealed a new type of dinosaur that was discovered in the North Central Province of Chubut "“ the Leonerasaurus Taquetransis. Geologists at the museum, along with a student, made the discovery at a site with fossil remains from the Jurassic period (206-144 million years ago). Paleontologists believe that these fossils belong to a "missing link" dinosaur species which eventually evolved into the long-necked, long-tailed plant-eaters similar to...

2011-02-23 09:40:00

Researchers retrieved bones from two incomplete skeletons of an adult and juvenile dinosaur from a previously looted quarry in Utah. Named Brontomerus mcintoshi, this animal roamed inland areas of the Early Cretaceous Period, about 110 million years ago, AFP is reporting. "Brontomerus" means "thunder thighs", while "mcintoshi" is in honor of John McIntosh, a retired US physicist, dinosaur hobbyist and world authority on sauropods. The animals had a uniquely shaped hip bone, which was...

2010-03-31 13:13:05

The skull of a juvenile sauropod dinosaur, rediscovered in the collections of Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Natural History, illustrates that some sauropod species went through drastic changes in skull shape during normal growth. University of Michigan paleontologists John Whitlock and Jeffrey Wilson, along with Matthew Lamanna from the Carnegie Museum, describe their find in the March issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. The fossil offers a rare chance to look at the early life...

2009-08-05 06:15:00

A new technique might help locate looters who stole from Utah's collection of dinosaur bones, according to the Associated Press. In addition to making off with several valuable bones, the thieves also took hidden clues about a diplodocus dinosaur that walked the Earth 150 million years ago. "It's like pieces of a puzzle that are now gone," said Scott Williams, collections and exhibits manager at the Burpee Museum of Natural History. The bones were taken from the site near Hanksville last...

2009-05-27 10:34:04

Paleontologists reported new evidence that suggests 150 million years ago the diplodocus dinosaur may have held its impressive neck and head higher than originally thought, BBC News reported. Mike Taylor from the University of Portsmouth and his team reshaped the dinosaur's resting pose by studying the skeletons of living vertebrates. However, more than one theory on the sauropods' stance exists, as there is more than one way to assemble a dino-skeleton. Dr. Taylor said he is not...

2008-06-23 06:00:13

By Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune Jun. 23--HANKSVILLE -- An ancient river, which probably dried up one season, only to swirl and surge with monsoonal violence the next, once braided through this area just southeast of what is now Utah's San Rafael Swell. The river must have slowed here, shedding its load of sand, silt, gravel, trees, clams and dinosaur carcasses, dismembered chunks of big lizards that lived 145 to 150 million years ago. Locals had known this area as a boneyard...

Latest Diplodocus Reference Libraries

2013-04-28 19:01:46

Supersaurus, meaning “super lizard” is a genus of diplodocid sauropod dinosaur that was discovered by Vivian Jones of Delta, Colorado, in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of Colorado in the year 1972. The fossil remains came from the Brushy Basin Member of the formation, dating back to about 153 million years ago. It’s among the largest dinosaurs known from good remains, possibly reaching 108 to 112 feet long and around 35 to 40 tons. In most respects, Supersaurus is much like...

2011-09-27 15:00:16

Diplodocus, meaning “double beam,” is a genus of diplodocid sauropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period of what is now western North America (about 150 million years ago). The first fossils of this dinosaur were discovered in 1877 by S.W. Williston. Its generic name was coined by Othniel Charles Marsh in 1878. Diplodocus is one of the more common dinosaur fossils found in the Upper Morrison Formation, a sequence of shallow marine and alluvial sediments deposited about 150 million...

2009-08-18 17:51:55

Ceratosaurus, meaning "horn lizard", is a genus of large predatory dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period (Tithonian and Kimmeridgian ages). It is found in the Morrison Formation of North America, Tanzania and Portugal. It was discovered in the Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry in central Utah and the Dry Mesa Quarry in Colorado. The type species, C. nasicornis, was described by O.C. Marsh in 1884 and then red scribed by Gilmore in 1920. Two more species, C. magnicornis and C. dentisulcatus,...

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