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Penn Researchers Describe Newly Discovered Colossal Dinosaur
2014-01-30 12:39:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online University of Pennsylvania paleontologists, publishing a paper in the journal PLOS ONE, say a new dinosaur discovered in northwestern China is colossal. The team said the new species is a plant-eating sauropod named Yongjinglong datangi that roamed the earth more than 100 million years ago during the Early Cretaceous period. The fossils discovered belonged to a juvenile, roughly 50 to 60 feet long. The species is believed to belong to...

‘Skin Bones’ Helped Large Dinosaurs Survive
2011-11-30 05:10:20

Bones contained entirely within the skin of some of the largest dinosaurs on Earth might have stored vital minerals to help the massive creatures survive and bear their young in tough times, according to new research by a team including a University of Guelph scientist. Guelph biomedical scientist Matthew Vickaryous co-authored a paper published Nov. 29 in Nature Communications about two sauropod dinosaurs – an adult and a juvenile – from Madagascar. The study suggests that...

2011-04-01 08:00:00

A gigantic theropod dinosaur measuring 11 meters long (36 feet), four meters tall (13 feet) and weighing in at six tons has been discovered in eastern China. Scientists named this new dinosaur Zhuchengtyrannus magnus, which means the "Tyrant from Zhucheng," since the bones were found in the city of Zhucheng in eastern China's Shandong Province. The quarry in Shandong Province, where the fossils were discovered, has one of the largest concentrations of dinosaur bones in the world. This is...

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