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New Discovery Reveals Insight Into Feathers, Flight Of Archaeopteryx
2014-07-04 09:52:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Long believed to be one of the first-ever birds, a new Archaeopteryx species has provided additional evidence that feathers evolved long before creatures gained the ability to fly, according to research published online Wednesday in the journal Nature. Researchers from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the Bavarian State Collections of Paleontology and Geology in Munich, Germany found that the newest specimen of the...

2012-05-23 17:04:00

The rise of the tyrants of the South The stubby arms of Tyrannosaurus rex obviously weren't designed for hand-to-hand combat. However, the abelisaurids of the Southern hemisphere were even less well equipped in that department—and upper limb reduction began very early in their evolution. When Tyrannosaurus and its relatives roamed North America and Asia, the abelisaurids occupied a similar niche in Patagoniaand other areas ofGondwanaland. They were the dominant predators in the...

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2009-11-04 12:45:58

Scientists have uncovered new clues about the early stages of the Tyrannosaurus rex's beginnings. A team of British and German researchers studied a fossil held at London's Natural History Museum. They have concluded that the remains, which belong to a dinosaur named Proceratosaurus, may be the earliest known relative of the T. rex. Scientists say Proceratosaurus roamed the earth about 165 million years ago, during the middle Jurassic Period. He stood on two legs, was carnivorous, and would...

2009-08-06 12:01:23

The fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex may not have feasted on feisty adult game, but eyed smaller, more docile prey at chow time, German researchers reported. T-rex fossils indicate the large predatory dinosaurs preyed on juvenile dinosaurs, researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat in Munich reported Thursday in a news release. Unlike their adult and well-armed relatives these young animals hardly posed any risk to the predators, Oliver Rauhut said. And their tender bones would have added...

2009-08-06 10:43:32

Two titans fighting a bloody battle "“ that often turns fatal for both of them. This is how big predatory dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus are often depicted while hunting down their supposed prey: even larger herbivorous dinosaurs. The fossils, though, do not account for that kind of hunting behavior but indicate that theropods, the large predatory dinosaurs, were frying much smaller fish. Dr. Oliver Rauhut, paleontologist at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich, and his...


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