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Scientists have unveiled fossils of one of the earliest dinosaurs ever discovered -- a petite, nimble carnivore from the late Triassic period some 230 million years ago.
A suite of five ancient crocs, including one with teeth like boar tusks and another with a snout like a duck's bill, have been discovered in the Sahara by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Paul Sereno.
A new T Rex ancestor found in China meaures only 10 feet tall and 150 pounds - aptly nicknamed â€œRaptorex.â€
University of Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno says Psittacosaurus gobiensis is the first dinosaur species that ate mainly nuts. Sereno, who discovered fossils of the 3-foot-long dinosaur in Inner Mongolia in 2001, said the skull features of the dinosaur that lived 110 million years ago are reminiscent
Plants or meat: That's about all that fossils ever tell paleontologists about a dinosaur's diet. But the skull characteristics of a new species of parrot-beaked dinosaur and its associated gizzard stones indicate that the animal fed on nuts and/or seeds.
A herd of young birdlike dinosaurs met their death on the muddy margins of a lake some 90 million years ago, according to a team of Chinese and American paleontologists that excavated the site in the Gobi Desert in western Inner Mongolia.
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.
By John Noble Wilford New York Times News Service When Paul C. Sereno went hunting dinosaur bones in the Sahara, his career took a sharp turn from paleontology to archaeology.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.