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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...

Teeth Continuously Replaced In Large Sauropod Dinosaurs
2013-07-18 14:15:23

[Watch Video: CT Scan Of A Diplodocus Tooth] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Colossal, skyscraping sauropod dinosaurs required massive amounts of plant food to maintain their enormous weight, causing a lot of wear and tear on their teeth. But without a decent dental plan, how did these giants maintain healthy chompers? According to a new report, published in the open access journal PLoS ONE, two sauropods, Diplodocus and Camarasaurus, produced new teeth on a...

Brontosaurus Was Never A Real Dinosaur: The Great Switcheroo
2012-12-22 06:48:45

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Brontosaurus has been one of the most well-known dinosaurs in popular culture for more than a hundred years. It has been portrayed in books, on TV, and in cinema and has also had its likeness put on a US postage stamp in 1989, albeit with a good dose of controversy and criticism. And while the Brontosaurus has been a mainstay in popular culture for decades, the actual use of the word Brontosaurus was discarded by science...

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2012-03-14 10:49:49

The research group from Aragon that has the same name as the first Aragosaurus ischiaticus dinosaur discovered 25 years ago in Teruel reveals that it is 15 million years younger than originally believed. Its new dating now means that it was the ancestor of the Titanosauriforms, which includes the biggest dinosaurs. The Aragosaurus was the first sauropod dinosaur described in Spain some 25 years ago in Galve (Teruel), but its age was never clear. And now it has been discovered that it is 15...

2012-03-12 11:27:12

The research group from Aragon that has the same name as the first Aragosaurus ischiaticus dinosaur discovered 25 years ago in Teruel reveals that it is 15 million years younger than originally believed. Its new dating now means that it was the ancestor of the Titanosauriforms, which includes the biggest dinosaurs. The Aragosaurus was the first sauropod dinosaur described in Spain some 25 years ago in Galve (Teruel), but its age was never clear. And now it has been discovered that it is 15...

Image 1 - Dinosaur Teeth Reveal Large Migrations
2011-10-27 07:06:52

An analysis of fossilized teeth from dinosaurs in the western United States has provided the first concrete evidence that sauropods undertook seasonal migrations in search of food. Scientists have often assumed that dinosaurs did, in fact, migrate.  However, it is difficult to determine from fossils even what dinosaurs looked like, let alone infer their behavior. But Henry Fricke, head of geology at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, and his colleagues seem to have found solid...

Dinosaur Hatchling From 110 Million Years Ago Discovered
2011-09-14 11:59:12

  Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine recently described a fossil of an armored dinosaur hatchling. The hatching lived approximately 110 million years ago during the Early Cretaceous Era and is a nodosaur. "Now we can learn about the development of limbs and the development of skulls early on in a dinosaur's life," David Weishampel, Ph.D., a professor of anatomy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said in a press release. The fossil...

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2010-10-28 13:40:00

Scientists have discovered in China the first complete skeleton of a pivotal ancestor of Earth's largest land animals "“ the sauropod dinosaurs. The new species, tentatively dubbed Yizhousaurus sunae, lived on the flood plains around Lufeng in the Yunnan Province of South China about 200 million years ago. The species helps explain how the iconic four-footed, long-necked sauropod dinosaurs evolved. Unlike the 120-foot-long, 100-ton sauropod giants that came later, Yizhousaurus was about...

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2010-09-25 06:10:00

Paleontologists in Spain said Friday they have discovered the longest dinosaur thigh bone ever found in Europe, measuring almost 6.5 feet in length. The dinosaur research institute Dinopolis Foundation said the thigh fossil was found earlier this year at a Riodeva dig site near Teruel in eastern Spain. Scientists have also unearthed a 4.1-foot tibia and 15 vertebrae at the site. The fossil is believed to belong to the Turiasaurus Riodevensis -- a dinosaur weighing more than 40 tons and...

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2009-08-27 14:01:57

Paleontologists in Australia have discovered a new species of dinosaur on a sheep farm in the northern state of Queensland. The fossils are of a large plant-eating sauropod, nicknamed Zac, which roamed the earth about 97 million years ago. They were discovered in Eromanga, which is a town full of fossils that was once covered by a vast inland area. According to the scientists, the discovery confirms Australia's importance as a center for dinosaur discovery. In 2004, the country's largest...


Latest Sauropods Reference Libraries

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2012-03-21 18:08:19

Abrosaurus, meaning “delicate lizard,” is a genus of sauropods dinosaur from the Bathonian to Callovian stages of the Middle Jurassic Period of what is now Asia (168 to 161 million years ago). It is one of many dinosaurs unearthed at the Dashanpu Quarry in the Sichuan Province of China. Abrosaurus was discovered in 1984 and first described in 1986. Abrosaurus is known from a nearly complete fossil skull that has been very well preserved. Other material has been found from the same...

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2011-02-28 13:45:02

Wintonotitan, meaning "Winton titan," is a genus of titanosauriform dinosaur from the late Albian age of the of the Early Cretaceous Period. It was discovered 37 miles northwest of Winton, Australia -- for which its named. The type specimen is known from partial postcranial remains. A second specimen was found consisting of isolated tail vertebrae. Both specimens were collected from the lower part of the Winton Formation. The fossils that were first found in 1974 by paleontologist Keith...

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2011-01-03 17:05:39

Ultrasaurus, meaning "Ultra lizard," is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Aptian and Albian stages of the Early Cretaceous Period (110 to 100 mya). It was discovered by Haang Mook Kim in South Korea. It is known from part of an upper forearm and some back bones. Ultrasaurus was first unofficially used in 1979 by Jim Jensen to describe a set of dinosaur bones he discovered in the United States. Because Kim published the name for his specimen before Jensen could do so officially, Jensen...

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2010-09-16 16:28:12

Tastavinsaurus, meaning "Tastavins River lizard," is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period of what is now Spain. It belongs to the family Titanosauriformes, which is one of the largest sauropod groups, and also contains most of the largest dinosaurs to ever walk the planet. The type species, T. sanzi, is named in honor of Spanish paleontologist Jose Luis Sanz. Tastavinsaurus is known from a partial skeleton. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2010-09-08 17:43:20

Vulcanodon, meaning "volcano tooth," is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic Period. Its name is derived from the first fossils found with a tooth sandwiched between volcanic lava flows. The type species, V. karibaensis, was described by Michael A Raath of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in 1972. Vulcanodon was originally believed to be a prosauropod because of the knife shaped teeth found near its fossils, fitting the idea that prosauropods were...

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