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2011-09-20 11:01:42

  A graduate student from Montana State University is part of a team of researchers that revealed a new species of raptorial dinosaur to the public on Monday, the first definitive troodontid theropod discovered from the Late Cretaceous Period of North America in more than 75 years. MSU doctoral student Mike Knell, MSU paleontologist David Varricchio, three colleagues, and lead researcher Lindsay Zanno, from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the Field Museum of Natural...

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2010-08-31 09:25:00

A team of paleontologists from the University of Bucharest and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) have discovered an unusual new type of dinosaur that is related to the Velociraptor, but with stockier limbs and a pair of massive claws on each of its hind feet. The researchers, who were working in Romania, were able to recover leg, hip, back, arms, hand, rib, and tail bones, making this "the first reasonably complete skeleton of a meat-eating dinosaur from the final 60 million years...

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2010-04-19 12:11:53

Paleontologists have discovered a new species of dinosaur with a softball-sized lump of solid bone on top of its skull, according to a paper published in the April issue of the journal Cretaceous Research. The species was a plant-eating dinosaur about as big as a medium-sized dog that lived 70 to 80 million years ago, said Nicholas Longrich of Yale University, lead author of the paper. The team discovered two skull fragments in Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas in 2008. They compared...

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2010-04-06 09:40:00

Fossilized Velociraptor teeth fragments that were found near herbivore Protoceratops bones provide new evidence that predatory dinosaurs were scavengers as well as hunters. The teeth match bite marks on the bones of the big-horned plant eater, according to the findings of a research team led by Dr. David Hone of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. Hone and his team, which also included Dr. Jonah Choiniere, Dr. Corwin Sullivan and Dr. Mike Pittman, unearthed the fossils at Bayan...

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2010-03-19 12:25:00

A new species of dinosaur that was a close relative of the Velociraptor has been discovered by two Ph. D. candidates, a pair of press releases announced Friday. Remains of the species, which has been named Linheraptor exquisitus, were uncovered by University College London (UCL) student Michael Pittman and George Washington University (GW) student Jonah Choiniere in the Gobi desert region of Mongolia. The find included a nearly complete skeleton that was said to be well preserved. "I only saw...

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2009-12-21 14:40:00

This is the first report of venom in the lineage that leads to modern birds A group of University of Kansas researchers working with Chinese colleagues have discovered a venomous, birdlike raptor that thrived some 128 million years ago in China. This is the first report of venom in the lineage that leads to modern birds. "This thing is a venomous bird for all intents and purposes," said Larry Martin, KU professor and curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Natural History Museum and...

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2009-03-17 10:20:00

Canadian paleontologists have discovered the remains of the smallest meat-eating dinosaur known to roam North America. Hesperonychus elizabethae looked like a Velociraptor, but the carnivorous mini-dinosaur found in the swamps and forests of southern Alberta was barely the size of a chicken "” weighing only around 4-to-5 pounds. Nicholas Longrich of the University of Calgary said it probably hunted and ate whatever it could for its size "” insects, mammals, amphibians and maybe...

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2008-12-18 08:55:44

On Tuesday, researchers reported the discovery of a new species of raptor in Argentina, one of the largest of its kind. The creature would have weighed nearly 800 pounds and been 15 feet long with very short arms, resembling a Tyrannosaurus. The raptor was a slender, two-legged hunter.  The creature has gained recent popularity through books and movies like Jurassic Park. The discovery brings new information into the discussion of the evolution of dromaeosaurids, which were intelligent,...

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2008-10-23 08:25:00

The fossilized remains of a dinosaur about the size of a pigeon that may be the ancestor of birds has been discovered by archeologists in China. Scientists recovered 90 percent of the skeleton which was preserved in rock found in Ningcheng county in Inner Mongolia of northern China. The find was reported in an article in Nature. It has four limbs which lacked contour feathers that could be used for flight, making it a flightless creature. It probably live 176 to 146 million years ago in...

2008-09-25 12:00:17

Canadian scientists announced the discovery of the fossil of a species of tiny dinosaur that's the smallest dinosaur yet found in North America. University of Calgary paleontology researcher Nick Longrich said the unusual dinosaur was the size of a chicken, ran on two legs and scoured the ancient forest floor for termites. The fossil was found by Longrick and University of Alberta paleontologist Philip Currie during the excavation of an ancient bone bed near Red Deer, Alberta. "These are...


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Robert Thomas Bakker
2014-04-22 14:27:45

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...

Velociraptor
2013-04-28 14:44:15

Velociraptor, meaning “swift seizer” is a genus of dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur that lived about 75 to 71 million years ago during the later part of the Cretaceous Period. There are two species that are presently recognized. The type species is V. mongoliensis; fossils of this particular species have been uncovered in Mongolia. A second species, V. osmolskae, it was named in 2008 for some skull material from Inner Mongolia, China. They are smaller than other dromaeosaurids such as...

Deinonychus
2013-02-12 13:34:53

Deinonychus is a genus of carnivorous dromaeosaurid dinosaurs. There’s one described species, Deinonychus antirrhopus. These dinosaurs, which were capable of growing to be 11 ft long, lived during the early Cretaceous Period, around 115 to 108 million years ago. Fossils have been uncovered from the U.S states of Wyoming, Montana, and Oklahoma, in rocks of the Cloverly Formation and Antlers Formation, though teeth that might belong to Deinonychus have been found much farther east in...

Microraptor
2012-03-21 23:43:50

Microraptor, meaning “small thief,” is a genus of dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period (120 million years ago). This small, four-winged animal was first discovered in the Jiufotang Formation in Liaoning, China, with more than two dozen specimens unearthed. There are two known species of Microraptor. The type species, M. zhaoianus, has been hotly debated for years. It was initially placed in the genus Archaeoraptor before a more accurate description placed it in the...

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2011-12-20 19:53:45

Sinornithosaurus, meaning “Chinese bird-lizard,” is a genus of feathered dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the early Aptian age of the Early Cretaceous Period (120 - 125 million years ago). It lived in what is now China and was the fifth non-avian feathered dinosaur discovered by 1999. It was discovered in the Jianshangou beds of the Yixian Formation, from the Sihetun locality of western Liaoning. Xu Xing, Wang Xiaolin and Wu Xiaochun, of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology, Beijing are...

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