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Cretaceous dinosaur Erlikosaurus andrewsi
2014-11-05 14:00:45

Using CT scans and digital visualization techniques, scientists were able to fully reconstruct a dinosaur skull for the first time in 90 million years.

Dinosaur Claws Were Used For More Than Just Ripping Flesh: Study
2014-05-07 12:08:20

The claws of Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor are probably best known for ripping through the flesh of hapless prey, but a new study has found that this family of dinosaurs, known as Theropods, probably used its claws for a variety of purposes.

Beaks Were Functionally Important In Protecting Dinosaur Skulls
2013-12-03 08:20:52

One typical hallmark of modern birds that comes in a huge variety of shapes and sizes is the beak. While this is common knowledge, it is less well known that during the Cretaceous Period keratin-covered beaks had already evolved in different groups of dinosaurs.

Study Peers Into Dinosaur Heads
2012-12-20 19:46:31

Scientists found one dinosaur species had particularly well developed senses of smell, hearing and balance, which could be attributed to the extinct animal's big forehead.

Evolution Of Theropods Linked To Environmental Factors
2012-11-29 05:41:02

A recent study out of North Carolina State University and the Field Museum in Chicago looks specifically at the feathered herbivores of the Cretaceous period and how their size and utility fluctuated over time.

New Dinosaur Species Is Largest Known Feathered Animal
2012-04-05 06:52:09

A new species of giant, feathered dinosaur discovered in northeastern China is the largest known feathered animal –- living or extinct -- ever to have existed, scientists reported on Wednesday.

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2011-04-01 08:00:00

A gigantic theropod dinosaur measuring 11 meters long (36 feet), four meters tall (13 feet) and weighing in at six tons has been discovered in eastern China.

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2010-05-26 10:35:31

A team of paleontologists, including a University of Pennsylvania doctoral candidate, has described a new species of dinosaur based upon an incomplete skeleton found in western New Mexico.

2009-07-15 12:48:20

A new dinosaur species found in southern Utah has been identified, a fearsome looking creature that ate only plants, researchers say. Lindsay Zanno, a paleontologist at the Field Museum in Chicago, and her colleagues described Nothronychus graffami in a paper published Tuesday in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. The species is related to the velociraptor, the carnivorous dinosaurs made famous by the book and movie Jurassic Park, and to...

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2005-05-04 13:15:00

Scientists have caught a dinosaur in the act of evolving from meat-eater to vegetarian. The two-legged, feathered creature ate plants, but its bones show that the transition from its carnivorous ancestors was still in progress.


Latest Therizinosaurs Reference Libraries

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2011-03-29 19:40:25

Segnosaurus, meaning "slow lizard," is a genus of therizinosaurid theropod dinosaur from the Cenomanian to Turonian stages of the Late Cretaceous Period. The type species, S. galinensis, was described in 1979 by Dr. A. Perle. It is known from three specimens consisting of a mandible, pelvis, hind limb, partial forelimb and vertebrae, as well as other fragments. The specimens were recovered from the Bayan Shireh Formation of the Mongolian People's Republic. Segnosaurus can be distinguished...

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2011-02-25 17:42:17

Suzhousaurus is a genus of therizinosaurid dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period. It was discovered in the Xinminpu Group of the Yujingzi Basin, Gansu, China. It was described by Li et al., who performed a cladistic analysis and found that Suzhousaurus is more derived than Beipiaosaurus and Falcarius, less derived than Alxasaurus and true therizinosaurids, and a relative of Nothronychus. Suzhousaurus is one of the largest known Early Cretaceous therizinosaurids, along with...

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2010-02-03 16:17:34

Nothronychus, meaning "slothful claw", is a genus of dinosaur from the mid-Turonian age of the Late Cretaceous Period (91 million years ago). It was discovered in the Moreno Hill Formation in the Zuni Basin, on the border of New Mexico and Arizona. The type species, N. mckinleyi, was described in 2001. A second species, N. graffami, was discovered in the Tropic Shale Formation of Utah. This specimen dated back about a million years before the nominate species. Nothronychus had a toothless...

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2010-01-26 19:20:45

Nanshiungosaurus is a genus of dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period that lived in what is now China. There are two known species: N. brevispinus was discovered in the Yuanpu Formation and N. bohlini was discovered from the Xinminbao Group. Only partial remains have been found which do not include the skull, tail, ribs or limbs. Analysis of this genus is based on the vertebrae and pelvis alone. At first, this dinosaur was thought to be a strange type of sauropod, but with the...

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2009-09-11 14:43:22

Falcarius, meaning "sickle cutter", is a genus of dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period (130 to 125 mya). This therizinosaurid dinosaur was the first of its kind to be found in North America. The fossils were found in east-central Utah, USA in 2005. Based on fossils recovered from another closely related specimen in China, scientists may clarify this specimen's relationship to the larger family of theropod dinosaurs. The site of discovery, Cedar Mountain Formation, was only a 2 acre plot....

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