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20 Dinosaurs Identified By Their Teeth
2013-01-25 19:33:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A few fossilized dinosaurs teeth have led researchers to help identify more than 20 species of small meat-eating dinosaurs. A University of Alberta researcher spent six years combing through collections of fossilized teeth in order to make the discovery. Derek Larson said he looked through thousands of dinosaur teeth found in western North America. “Derek was able to expand our identification of small, two-legged...

2012-03-12 21:27:30

Two new horned dinosaurs have been named based on fossils collected from Alberta, Canada. The new species, Unescopceratops koppelhusae and Gryphoceratops morrisoni, are from the Leptoceratopsidae family of horned dinosaurs. The herbivores lived during the Late Cretaceous period between 75 to 83 million years ago. The specimens are described in research published in the Jan. 24, 2012, online issue of the journal Cretaceous Research. “These dinosaurs fill important gaps in the...

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2011-06-22 13:45:00

According to new research, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, which has traditionally been seen as a lone wolf kind of dinosaur, hunted in packs. The new research based on finds in the Gobi Desert suggests that the species was equipped with the build and speed for pack hunting, but also the brain capacity to work together as a team. Dr. Philip Currie of the University of Alberta said evidence from 90 skeletons of Tarbosaurus Bataar, a cousin of Tyrannosaurs Rex, suggests that about half a dozen of the...

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2008-10-02 17:01:16

The fossils revealed a herd of dinosaurs that perished in a catastrophic event 72.5 million years ago. The animals are characterized by a bony frill on the back of the skull ornamented with smaller horns. They also had large bony structures above their nose and eyes which lends them their name: Pachyrhinosaurus (thick-nosed lizard). These structures probably supported horns of keratin. According to Dr. Philip Currie, renowned palaeontologist and Canada Research Chair of Dinosaur Palaeobiology...

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...