Latest Physiology of dinosaurs Stories
The scientific community has accepted the idea that birds evolved from a branch of the dinosaur tree. What evolutionary biologists haven't figure out, however, is how wrists evolved from straight to bent and hyperflexible.
New research that revises the rules allowing scientists to decipher color in dinosaurs may also provide a tool for understanding the evolutionary emergence of flight and changes in dinosaur physiology prior to its origin.
Sauropods, the largest land animals in Earth's history, are still mightily puzzling the scientists.
Some of the earliest known dinosaurs to have walked the planet were considered to be small dinosaurs like the swift-footed Eoraptor. But researchers have discovered a new dinosaur that may be even older.
One of the most complete dinosaur fossils ever discovered suggests that feathered dinosaurs were more prevalent than previously thought and could have been the norm, not the exception.
A new study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, suggests that dinosaurs were warm-blooded creatures, not cold-blooded reptiles as previously thought.
Scientists have found a way to take the temperature of dinosaurs that have been extinct for millions of years.
Were dinosaurs "warm-blooded" like present-day mammals and birds, or "cold-blooded" like present day lizards?
Experts say new research reveals that the Archaeopteryx, which has long been viewed as the archetypal first bird, was actually a lot less "bird-like" than scientists originally thought.
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.
Robert Thomas Bakker (born March 24, 1945) is an American Paleontologist known for his contribution to the “Dinosaur Renaissance” and his support of his mentor Ostrom’s theory that some dinosaurs were warm-blooded. He specializes in the ecological context and behavior of dinosaurs. Bakker was born in Bergen County, New Jersey. As a young boy, he developed an interest in dinosaurs following his first trip to the dinosaur exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History – he was...
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