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2014-09-20 06:08:34

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The month of September has already brought us several new amazing dinosaur species, including the massive Dreadnoughtus and the first-ever semi-aquatic species known as the Spinosaurus, but the latest fossil find edges out both of those discoveries by a nose. In research published online Wednesday in the peer-reviewed British publication the Journal of Systematic Paleontology, researchers from North Carolina State University and...

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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...

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2006-04-17 17:50:00

NEW YORK -- Scientists are learning more about what appears to be one of the biggest meat-eating dinosaurs known, a two-legged beast whose bones were found several years ago in the fossil-rich Patagonia region of Argentina. One expert called the discovery the first substantial evidence of group living by large meat-eaters other than tyrannosaurs like T. rex. The creature, which apparently measured more than 40 feet long, is called Mapusaurus roseae. The discovery of Mapusaurus included bones...


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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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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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2011-02-25 17:34:24

Spinophorosaurus, meaning "spine-bearing lizard," is a genus of early sauropod dinosaur from the Mid Jurassic Period or possibly earlier. It was discovered in a rock formation in Niger, belonging to the lower part of the Irhazer Group. The specimen is unusual for having spiked ectoderms, probably from the tail, similar to the famed thagomizer found in stegosaurs. The type specimen, S. nigerensis, was described by Remes et al. in 2009. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2010-02-02 13:54:34

Afrovenator, meaning "African hunter" is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period (136 to 125 million years ago) that lived in northern Africa. Its remains were discovered in Niger in the Tiourarén Formation. It is known from a single nearly complete specimen. Only one named species is known, A. abakensis. The species name comes from the area it was found in Africa (Abaka, the name the Tuareg give to the region where the fossils were found). Afrovenator has been...

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