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Psittacosaurus lujiatunensis
2014-08-29 06:29:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When we think of dinosaurs, we think of giant, scary reptiles that once ruled the Earth. But even giant monsters were babies at one point. And apparently, even dinosaur babies need a babysitter. A new study, led by the University of Pennsylvania, examined a rock slab from northeastern China's Liaoning Province containing fossils of 24 very young dinosaurs and one older individual. This kind of grouping is suggestive of a group of...

Volcanic Activity Led To Demise Of Chinese Dinosaurs: Study
2014-02-05 07:45:33

[ Watch the Video: Pyroclastic Eruptions Preserved Fossil Beds In China ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The exceptional preservation and diversity of dinosaur, bird and early mammal fossils present in the fossil beds of northern China are famous. How these creatures died, and why hundreds of creatures from different habitats were buried together on ancient lake floors, has yet to be understood. A new study, published in Nature Communications, claims that the...

Dinosaur Skull Analysis Shows Three Species Are Actually One
2013-08-11 04:56:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A number of Psittacosaurus fossils, once believed to represent three different species, actually all belong to a single dinosaur species, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania claim in a new study. Differences in the specimens had led scientists to label them as separate species, senior author Peter Dodson, a professor of anatomy in Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine and professor of paleontology in the School of Arts...

Paleontologists Observe Psittacosaurus Growth Through Fossil Studies
2013-06-28 14:25:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Paleontologists from around the globe have shown how the "parrot dinosaur" switched from four feet to two as it grew. Scientists from several universities wrote in the journal Nature Communications about how a Psittacosaurus would grow. These dinosaurs are one of the best-known dinosaurs, with more than 1,000 specimens found from the Cretaceous period in China and other parts of East Asia. The team sectioned two arm and two leg...

2009-06-25 11:55:55

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 of a parrot, the Chicago Sun-Times said Thursday. The parallels in the skull to that in parrots, the descendants of dinosaurs most famous for their nut-cracking habits, is remarkable, said...

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2009-06-17 10:00:00

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. These characteristics present the first solid evidence of nut-eating in any dinosaur."The parallels in the skull to that in parrots, the descendants of dinosaurs most famous for their nut-cracking habits, is remarkable," said Paul Sereno, a...

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2009-03-24 09:24:27

Yes, according to a new fossil discovery in Montana's Homer Site Until now, Triceratops was thought to be unusual among its ceratopsid relatives. While many ceratopsids"”a common group of herbivorous dinosaurs that lived toward the end of the Cretaceous"”have been found in enormous bonebed deposits of multiple individuals, all known Triceratops (over 50 in total) fossils have been solitary individuals. But a new discovery of a jumble of at least three juveniles the badlands of the...


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Triceratops
2013-04-28 14:27:16

Triceratops is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsid dinosaur that lived during the late Maastrichtian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period, approximately 68 to 65.5 million years ago in what is currently North America. It was one of the last non-avian dinosaur genera to emerge before the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event. The term Triceratops, which in literal translation means “three-horned face”, comes from the Greek tri, meaning “three”, keras, meaning “horn”, and ops, meaning...

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2012-03-20 21:58:23

Psittacosaurus, meaning “parrot lizard,” is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period of what is now Asia (130 to 100 million years ago). It is the most species-rich dinosaur genus with nine to eleven recognized species from fossils found in different regions of modern-day China, Mongolia and Russia. There is also a possible species from Thailand. Psittacosaurus was named by Henry Fairfield Osborn, paleontologist and president of the American Museum of Natural...

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2011-09-27 20:55:11

Protoceratops, meaning “first horned face,” is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaur from the Campanian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period (83 to 70 million years ago) in what is now Mongolia. The first specimen was discovered by photographer JB Shackelford in 1922 in the Gobi desert while working with an expedition looking for human ancestors. The photographer did not uncover any human remains but did find many specimens of fossilized Protoceratops, along with other dinosaurs of...

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2009-07-22 14:08:38

Brachyceratops, or the "short horn-face" is a genus of dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period. Its fossils have been found in Alberta, Canada and Montana, USA. It has proven difficult to make an exact model of an adult specimen as only juvenile fossils have been discovered. It was first discovered in the Two Medicine Formation (a geologic formation deposited between 83.5 and 70.5 Mya), on a Blackfoot Indian Reservation in north-central Montana. The original find was made in 1913 by C.W....

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