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Image 1 - New Raptor Species Announced
2011-09-20 11:01:42

A graduate student from Montana State University is part of a team of researchers that revealed a new species of raptorial dinosaur to the public on Monday, the first definitive troodontid theropod discovered from the Late Cretaceous Period of North America in more than 75 years.

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2010-09-22 15:15:00

Scientists have unearthed a dinosaur in Utah that now holds the record for bearing the most horns on its head.

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2010-03-24 09:50:00

A new species of plant-eating dinosaur has been discovered in the Navajo Sandstone region of Utah, where it apparently had been buried by a collapsing sand dune.

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2008-03-25 14:50:00

Paleontologists have discovered the fossil of a new dinosaur species in Mexico’s Coahuila desert. The scientists said the plant-eating dinosaur lived 72 million years ago, and had three giant horns it used to fight predators and attract mates.

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2008-02-12 15:05:00

A new species of dinosaur unearthed in Mexico is giving scientists fresh insights into the ancient history of western North America, according to an international research team.

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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.


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