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New analysis of what is being called one of the most primitive snake fossils ever discovered suggests that the reptilian creatures may have developed their unique look on land, not in water.
A debate over whether Triceratops and Torosaurus are two different life stages of the same species has been decided in a new analysis of the prehistoric specimens classifying them into two distinct groups.
The same meteorite impact that caused dinosaurs to go extinct 65 million years ago also essentially wiped out ancient birds.
Triceratops and Torosaurus have long been considered the kings of the horned dinosaurs.
Scientists suggest that an extinct flightless bird from Jamaica fought rivals and predators using wings which evolved into clubs.
By examining the type of rock in which dinosaur fossils were embedded, an often unappreciated part of the remains, scientists have determined that different species of North American dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous period 65 million years ago occupied different environments separated by just a few miles.
When Nicholas Longrich discovered a new dinosaur species with a heart-shaped frill on its head, he wanted to come up with a name just as flamboyant as the dinosaur's appearance.
Paleontologists have discovered the oldest mammalian tooth marks yet on the bones of ancient animals, including several large dinosaurs.
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.
Canadian paleontologists have discovered the remains of the smallest meat-eating dinosaur known to roam North America.
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