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2010-10-18 08:15:04

It turns out that the undisputed king of the dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex, didn't just eat other dinosaurs but also each other. Paleontologists from the United States and Canada have found bite marks on the giants' bones that were made by other T. rex, according to a new study published online Oct. 15 in the journal PLoS ONE. While searching through dinosaur fossil collections for another study on dinosaur bones with mammal tooth marks, Yale researcher Nick Longrich discovered a bone with...

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...

2008-09-23 16:57:58

Even in the dinosaur world, the small and dainty existed, in the form of a mini-dino that likely didn't terrorize any creatures other than termites. The newly described dinosaur, called Albertonykus borealis, was about the size of a chicken and is now considered the smallest dinosaur to have existed in North America. "These are bizarre animals. They have long and slender legs, stumpy arms with huge claws and tweezer-like jaws," said researcher Nick Longrich, a paleontologist at...

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2008-09-23 15:45:00

Remains of Cretaceous 'anteater' found during Albertosaurus dig reveal new species of tiny dino An unusual breed of dinosaur that was the size of a chicken, ran on two legs and scoured the ancient forest floor for termites is the smallest dinosaur species found in North America, according to a University of Calgary researcher who analyzed bones found during the excavation of an ancient bone bed near Red Deer, Alberta. "These are bizarre animals. They have long and slender legs, stumpy arms...


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2010-07-27 13:06:58

Hesperonychus, meaning "west claw," is a genus of small dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the Campanian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period (75 million years ago). There is one described species, H. elizabethae, which was named in honor of Dr. Elizabeth Nicholls who discovered it in 1982. It was found in Dinosaur Park Formation in Alberta. Hesperonychus is known from a partial pelvic girdle. The remains were described by Nick Longrich and Phil Currie in 2009. A collection of finger, toe bones,...

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