Latest Sauropods Stories

2013-08-15 21:05:14

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.

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

Colossal, skyscraping sauropod dinosaurs required massive amounts of plant food to maintain their enormous weight, meaning a lot of wear and tear on their teeth. But without a decent dental plan, how did these giants maintain healthy chompers?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2010-09-25 06:10:00

Paleontologists in Spain said Friday they have discovered the longest dinosaur thigh bone ever found in Europe, measuring over 6 feet in length.

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.

Latest Sauropods Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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...

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

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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