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Paleontologists working in China recently unearthed what could be the earliest collection of fossilized dinosaur embryos to date.
An international team of researchers say that they have unearthed a 190-million-year-old dinosaur nesting site that they are calling the oldest such location in the world.
Attempts to identify the oldest known dinosaur embryos have resulted in some stunning new discoveries about the early development of the ancient creatures.
Palaeontologists from the University of Bonn report on an intriguing diagnosis in the 16 December issue of the journal Science. A dinosaur which they have examined was apparently able to vary the speed of its growth according the conditions obtaining in its environment.
(Corrects affiliation of paleontologist in sixth paragraph) By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Unhatched dinosaur eggs dating back 190 million years carried fully developed embryos that would have been born clumsy and helpless, scientists said on Thursday.
Unhatched dinosaur eggs dating back 190 million years carried fully developed embryos that would have been born clumsy and helpless, scientists said on Thursday.
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Unhatched dinosaur eggs dating back 190 million years carried fully developed embryos that would have been born clumsy and helpless, scientists said on Thursday.
The embryos of a long-necked, herbivorous dinosaur are the earliest ever recorded for any terrestrial vertebrate and point to how primitive dinosaurs evolved into the largest animals ever to walk on earth, say scientists from the University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM), the Smithsonian Institution and the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
The discovery of a nearly intact fossil of a prehistoric crocodile is teaching scientists what the world was like before the continents were separated by oceans, a Brazilian paleontologist said.
A 200-million-year-old dinosaur was unveiled by Brazilian paleontologists as the first of its kind ever discovered. Unaysaurus tolentinoi, or black water dinosaur, was found in 1998 near the city of Santa Maria, in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul.
Massospondylus, meaning “longer vertebrae,” is a genus of prosauropod dinosaur from the Hettangian to Pliensbachian ages of the Early Jurassic Period (200 to 183 million years ago). Massospondylus was discovered in 1853 by J.M. Orpen in the Upper Elliott Formation at Harrismith, South Africa. It was described in 1854 by Sir Richard Owen. It is one of the first dinosaurs to have been named. The type species is M. carinatus. There have been seven other named species during the past 150...
Plateosaurus, meaning “Broadway lizard,” is a genus of plateosaurid dinosaur from the Late Triassic Period (216 to 199 million years ago), which lived in what is now Central and Northern Europe. It is a primitive sauropodomorph dinosaur. There are two recognized species: the type species P. engelhardti from the late Norian and Rhaetian stages, and the slightly earlier P. gracilis from the lower Norian. Plateosaurus was discovered in 1834 by Johann Friedrich Engelhardt and described...
Yunnanosaurus, meaning "Yunnan lizard," is a genus of prosauropod dinosaur from the Early to Mid Jurassic Period. This was perhaps one of the last living prosauropods of the time. It was discovered by Yang Zhongjian in the Lufeng Formation of Yunnan, China. The find consisted of twenty incomplete skeletons, including two skulls, and were excavated by Tsun Yi Wang. The type species, Y huangi, was named by C.C. Young in 1942, and created the family Yunnanosauridae based on the findings as a...
Unaysaurus, meaning "black water lizard," is a genus of sauropodomorph dinosaur from the Carnian to Norian ages of the Late Triassic Period (225 to 200 million years ago). It was discovered in southern Brazil, which at that time was connected to northwest Africa. During the reign of Unaysaurus, the world was united as the supercontinent Pangaea, which was just starting to break up into the Laurasia and Gondwana continents. The type species, U. tolentinoi, was named after Tolentino...
Jingshanosaurus, meaning "Jingshan lizard", is a genus of prosauropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic Period. A nearly complete skeleton, including the skull, was found near the town of Jingshan, Lufeng County, Yunnan Province, China. The name from which this dinosaur derives, Jingshan, means "Golden Hill". Jingshanosaurus was first described in 1995. The type species, J. xinwaensis, was formalized by Zhang and yang. Fossil remains of this species had been exhibited in museums for years...
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