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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...

2010-09-09 05:50:00

Paleontologists in Spain have discovered a near-complete fossil of a bizarre new hump-backed dinosaur they believe predates the well-known dinosaurs that once ruled the Earth. Francisco Ortega of Spain discovered the fossil, and named it Concavenator corcovatus, meaning "the hunchback hunter from Cuenca." The remains were uncovered in the Las Hoyas formation in Spain's Cuenca province. The area has produced a treasure trove of finds dating back 120 to 150 million years ago during the Lower...

2009-02-17 10:40:00

A researcher said Monday that scientists have found fossil remains of an omnivorous dinosaur in Argentina, a missing link to the carnivores. "It is an omnivore -- in other words it ate everything (plants and meat) -- which is the missing link between carnivorous dinosaurs and giant four-footed herbivores," said Oscar Alcober, also director of the Natural Sciences Museum in San Juan, 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) west of Buenos Aires. "This is a very important piece of the puzzle on the origin...

2008-10-29 15:15:00

New research from the University of Calgary and the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta, Canada, finds that the Tyrannosaurus rex tops the list of carnivorous dinosaurs when it comes to sense of smell. The scientists examined the size of the dinosaurs' olfactory bulbs, a part of the brain that regulates smell, using CT scans and measurements of fossilized skulls for a number of meat-eating dinosaurs known as Theropods.  They discovered that the Tyrannosaurus edged out all the other...

2008-09-30 13:36:38

Paleontologists have discovered the remains of a large meat-eating dinosaur with a breathing apparatus much like a modern bird, fortifying the link between birds and dinosaurs and helping to explain the evolution of birds' unique system of breathing. The scientists said the specimen, pulled from 85-million-year-old rock along the banks of Rio Colorado in Argentina's Mendoza Province, was a 33-foot-long (10 meter), two-legged predator that weighed as much as an elephant and likely had...

2006-04-17 17:50:00

NEW YORK -- Scientists are learning more about what appears to be one of the biggest meat-eating dinosaurs known, a two-legged beast whose bones were found several years ago in the fossil-rich Patagonia region of Argentina. One expert called the discovery the first substantial evidence of group living by large meat-eaters other than tyrannosaurs like T. rex. The creature, which apparently measured more than 40 feet long, is called Mapusaurus roseae. The discovery of Mapusaurus included bones...

Latest Giganotosaurus Reference Libraries

2009-09-29 14:39:46

Giganotosaurus, meaning "giant southern lizard", is a genus of dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (98 to 96 million years ago). It thrived during the Cenomanian stage in what is now Argentina. The type species, G. carolinii, was named for Ruben Carolini, who discovered the fossils in 1993 in what is now known as the Candeleros Formation. The findings were published in the journal Nature in 1995. This was one of the largest known terrestrial carnivores to roam the planet. It was...

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