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2014-09-12 05:13:49

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists have unearthed a remarkable new type of dinosaur: a species that is not only larger than a Tyrannosaurus rex, but also appears to be the first semiaquatic creature of its kind ever discovered. The specimen is known as Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, and the newly discovered fossils of this enormous Cretaceous-era predator reveal that it was able to adapt to life in the water approximately 95 million years...

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2011-06-16 09:20:00

A fossil from a species of dinosaur previously believed to exist only in the northern hemisphere has been found in Australia, giving scientists new leads into the history of dinosaurs, reports the AFP news agency. The 125-million-year-old neck vertebrae of a fossil discovered in Victoria is identical to that of a Baryonyx, a fish-eating dinosaur from the Spinosaurid family, a family of dinosaurs that were thought only to exist north the equator. The finding suggests that northern and...

2011-05-26 13:00:00

KINGS ISLAND, Ohio, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Visitors to Kings Island amusement park can step back in time to periods between 245 million and 65 million years ago in the world's largest animatronic dinosaur park. More than 60 life-sized dinosaurs are on display in Dinosaurs Alive! at Kings Island, including 56 animatronic models, in a spectacular outdoor Jurassic forest setting. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

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2008-01-14 09:40:00

An unusual dinosaur has been shown to have a skull that functioned like a fish-eating crocodile, despite looking like a dinosaur. It also possessed two huge hand claws, perhaps used as grappling hooks to lift fish from the water.An unusual dinosaur has been shown to have a skull that functioned like a fish-eating crocodile, despite looking like a dinosaur. It also possessed two huge hand claws, perhaps used as grappling hooks to lift fish from the water.Dr Emily Rayfield at the University of...

2007-11-11 03:00:08

By Lipkin, Christine Sereno, Paul C; Horner, John R INTRODUCTION OSSIFIED CLAVICLES, either as paired elements or as a median furcula, have been recorded in all major clades of dinosaurs, including ornithischians, sauropodomorphs, and theropods (Bryant and Russell, 1993). Nearly all but the most basal theropods, Eoraptor lunensis and Herrerasaurus ischigualastensis, have an ossified furcula including coelophysids (Downs, 2000; Tykoski et al., 2002; Carrano et al., 2005), allosauroids (Chure...


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2012-03-22 22:37:37

Spinosaurus, meaning “Spine lizard,” is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the lower Albian to lower Cenomanian stages of the Mid Cretaceous Period (112 to 97 million years ago). It lived in what is now North Africa. The type species is S. aegyptiacus. A potential second species, S. maroccanus, was discovered in Morocco. It was the first known dinosaur fossil from Egyptian remains discovered in 1912 and described by German paleontologist Ernst Stromer in 1915. The original remains were...

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2012-03-22 19:25:37

Baryonyx, meaning “heavy claw,” was a genus of carnivorous dinosaur from the Hauterivian to early Barremian stages of the Early Cretaceous Period (130-125 million years ago). It was first discovered in clay pits just south of Dorking, England, and later also found in northern Spain and Portugal. Only one species is known, B. walkeri, named in honor of its discoverer, amateur fossil hunter William Walker. Walker discovered the creature when he came across an enormous claw sticking out...

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2011-04-28 23:50:18

Irritator lived during the Albian stage of the Cretaceous Period around 110 million years ago and is a genus of spinosaurid dinosaur. It was estimated to be about 26 feet long with an unusually shaped crest at the rear of its head. According to research, it likely ate fish, as well as other carrion. Only one fossil has been found: an 80 centimeter long skull found in the Brazilian Santana formation, which resembles the fossils of the Suchomimus and Spinosaurus. This skull was tampered with by...

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2011-04-11 15:16:36

Siamosaurus, meaning "Siamese lizard," is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period of what is now Thailand. Little is known about this Cretaceous carnivore, but it is known from teeth that closely resemble the Spinosaurus, that it may have been a fish eater. The type species, S. suteethorni, was described by Buffetaut and Ingavat in 1986. In a publication printed in 2010, Romain Amiot and colleagues found that oxygen isotope ratios of the bones of the specimen...

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