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Giants Of Earth's History Still Pose A Wealth Of Riddles
2014-01-14 10:32:20

Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz Sauropods, the largest land animals in Earth's history, are still mightily puzzling the scientists. These plant-eating dinosaurs with their long necks and small heads could reach a height of 10 meters or more and dominated all other land vertebrates in terms of size. They could weigh up to 80 tons, more than any other known land vertebrate. One question that has been intensely debated is how these giants of the animal kingdom regulated their own body...

2013-08-15 21:05:14

Muscle, cartilage surrounding vertebrae impact neck flexibility in ostriches, dinos A new analysis of ostriches reveals that a computer model of long-necked sauropods used to simulate the dinosaurs' movements, featured in BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs and the focus of an installation at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, does not correctly reconstruct how flexible their necks were. The results are published August 14 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Matthew Cobley from...

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2010-10-06 09:50:00

A new species of dinosaur discovered in Arizona suggests dinosaurs did not spread throughout the world by overpowering other species, but by taking advantage of a natural catastrophe that wiped out their competitors. The new dinosaur, named Sarahsaurus, was studied by an international team of scientists, including Robert R. Reisz, professor and chair of biology at the University of Toronto Mississauga, Tim Rowe, professor of paleontology at the University of Texas at Austin's Jackson School...

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2009-12-10 15:55:00

A team of paleontologists has unearthed a previously unknown meat-eating dinosaur from a fossil bone bed in northern New Mexico. The discovery settles a long-standing debate about early dinosaur evolution, and reveals a period of explosive diversification.  It also hints at how dinosaurs spread across the supercontinent Pangaea. A description of the new species, named Tawa after the Hopi word for the Puebloan sun god, appears in the Dec. 10 issue of the journal Science. The...

2005-08-02 10:27:55

(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. Their finding, published in Friday's issue of the journal Science, suggests even the earliest dinosaurs tended carefully to their young. It also raises questions about how the giant four-legged...

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2005-08-02 10:25:00

WASHINGTON -- Unhatched dinosaur eggs dating back 190 million years carried fully developed embryos that would have been born clumsy and helpless, scientists said on Thursday. Their finding, published in Friday's issue of the journal Science, suggests even the earliest dinosaurs tended carefully to their young. It also raises questions about how the giant four-legged dinosaurs called sauropods evolved. "These animals do not have any teeth, and since they are ready to hatch, that is strange,"...

2005-07-28 13:01:57

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. Their finding, published in Friday's issue of the journal Science, suggests even the earliest dinosaurs tended carefully to their young. It also raises questions about how the giant four-legged dinosaurs called sauropods evolved. "These animals do not have any...

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2005-06-27 16:40:00

The fossilized skeleton of a small crocodile relative excavated last year at Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona throws a wrench into theories of how and where the dinosaurs arose more than 210 million years ago at the end of the Triassic Period. This suggests that the herbivorous ornithischians and the meat-eating theropods, like Tyrannosaurus rex, did not evolve together in the Late Triassic as many paleontologists thought. Astrobiology Magazine -- The fossilized skeleton of a small...

2005-06-23 19:50:00

Berkeley - The fossilized skeleton of a small crocodile relative excavated last year at Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona throws a wrench into theories of how and where the dinosaurs arose more than 210 million years ago at the end of the Triassic Period. The animal, one of many creatures from the Late Triassic known only from their teeth, was thought to be an ancestor of the plant-eating ornithischian dinosaurs like Stegosaurus and Triceratops, which roamed the world millions of...


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Supersaurus
2013-04-28 19:01:46

Supersaurus, meaning “super lizard” is a genus of diplodocid sauropod dinosaur that was discovered by Vivian Jones of Delta, Colorado, in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of Colorado in the year 1972. The fossil remains came from the Brushy Basin Member of the formation, dating back to about 153 million years ago. It’s among the largest dinosaurs known from good remains, possibly reaching 108 to 112 feet long and around 35 to 40 tons. In most respects, Supersaurus is much like...

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2010-10-07 11:23:25

Thecodontosaurus, meaning "socket-tooth lizard," is a genus of sauropodomorph dinosaur from the Norian or Rhaetian age of the Late Triassic Period. Known mainly from "fissure fillings" found in South England and Wales, the original remains were destroyed by the Germans during World War II bombings. However, more fossils have been found at a number of different sites. Some of the new material collected is of a juvenile specimen that may belong to the species, T. caducus, described by Adam...

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2010-02-16 15:53:35

Adeopapposaurus, meaning "far eating lizard", is a genus of prosauropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic Period. It was found in the Cañón del Colorado Formation of San Juan, Argentina. It was described in 2009 by Ricardo N. Martínez. The type species, A. mognai, is named for the location where it was found. Adeopapposaurus is known from four partial skeletons and two partial skulls. The form of the bones at the tips of the jaws suggests that it had keratinous (horny) beaks. The...

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2009-09-29 15:04:54

Lamplughsaura is a genus of saurischian dinosaur from the Early Jurassic Period (Sinemurian age) of 196 to 190 million years ago. The type species is L. dharmaramensis. Several partial skeletons have been discovered. It was named after Pamela Lamplugh, founder of the Indian Statistical Institute. This large quadrupedal dinosaur was about 33 feet in length. It was either a basal sauropod or basal sauropodomorph. Photo Copyright and Credit

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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