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2010-03-19 12:25:00

A new species of dinosaur that was a close relative of the Velociraptor has been discovered by two Ph. D. candidates, a pair of press releases announced Friday. Remains of the species, which has been named Linheraptor exquisitus, were uncovered by University College London (UCL) student Michael Pittman and George Washington University (GW) student Jonah Choiniere in the Gobi desert region of Mongolia. The find included a nearly complete skeleton that was said to be well preserved. "I only saw...

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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2009-07-03 10:50:00

Scientists in Australia have reported the discovery of three new species, including one agile predator that lived 98 million years ago.Writing in the peer-reviewed journal, PLoS ONE, Scott Hocknull and colleagues at the Queensland Museum and the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum of Natural History noted the discovery of two large herbivorous sauropods and one carnivorous theropod in the Winton Formation in eastern Australia.Australia doesn't have a noteworthy fossil record, and many...

2009-06-09 12:51:49

Researchers at Oregon State University have made a fundamental new discovery about how birds breathe and have a lung capacity that allows for flight "“ and the finding means it's unlikely that birds descended from any known theropod dinosaurs.The conclusions add to other evolving evidence that may finally force many paleontologists to reconsider their long-held belief that modern birds are the direct descendants of ancient, meat-eating dinosaurs, OSU researchers say."It's really kind of...

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2007-09-20 15:00:00

WASHINGTON - Velociraptor, the terrifying predator made famous in the movie "Jurassic Park," appears to have had feathers in real life. A close study of a velociraptor forearm found in Mongolia shows the presence of quill knobs, bumps on the bone where the feathers anchor, researchers report in Friday's edition of the journal Science. Dinosaurs are believed to be ancestors to modern birds. Evidence of feathered dinosaurs has been found in recent years, and now velociraptor can be added to...

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2006-05-19 18:52:52

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Scientists say the fossil of a dinosaur fingernail found in Brazil provides new support for the theory of an evolutionary link between dinosaurs and birds. Brazilian scientists dubbed the dinosaur the Dino-bird of Peiropolis, after the city in Minas Gerais state where the fossil was found some 370 miles northwest of Rio de Janeiro. Ismar de Souza Carvalho, who co-authored the fossil study, said Thursday that it likely belonged to an unknown group of dinosaurs who...

2005-12-01 17:02:52

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An especially well-preserved specimen of Archaeopteryx shows the first known bird had feet like a dinosaur -- made not for perching but for running on the ground, scientists said on Thursday. The first toe on the fossil turns inward, similar to a human thumb and most like the hunting dinosaurs known as deinonychosaurs -- notably the Velociraptor with its long claw for disemboweling prey. Gerald Mayr of the Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg in Frankfurt, Germany,...


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Velociraptor
2013-04-28 14:44:15

Velociraptor, meaning “swift seizer” is a genus of dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaur that lived about 75 to 71 million years ago during the later part of the Cretaceous Period. There are two species that are presently recognized. The type species is V. mongoliensis; fossils of this particular species have been uncovered in Mongolia. A second species, V. osmolskae, it was named in 2008 for some skull material from Inner Mongolia, China. They are smaller than other dromaeosaurids such as...

Deinonychus
2013-02-12 13:34:53

Deinonychus is a genus of carnivorous dromaeosaurid dinosaurs. There’s one described species, Deinonychus antirrhopus. These dinosaurs, which were capable of growing to be 11 ft long, lived during the early Cretaceous Period, around 115 to 108 million years ago. Fossils have been uncovered from the U.S states of Wyoming, Montana, and Oklahoma, in rocks of the Cloverly Formation and Antlers Formation, though teeth that might belong to Deinonychus have been found much farther east in...

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2011-09-27 20:55:11

Protoceratops, meaning “first horned face,” is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaur from the Campanian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period (83 to 70 million years ago) in what is now Mongolia. The first specimen was discovered by photographer JB Shackelford in 1922 in the Gobi desert while working with an expedition looking for human ancestors. The photographer did not uncover any human remains but did find many specimens of fossilized Protoceratops, along with other dinosaurs of...

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2011-01-03 17:35:28

Saurornitholestes, meaning "lizard-bird thief," is a genus of dromaeosaurids dinosaur from the Campanian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period (75 million years ago) of what is now Alberta, Canada. It was discovered in the badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta. Most of the partial skeletons and fossil fragments of this dinosaur are housed at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, in Drumheller, Alberta. Saurornitholestes appears to have been the most common small theropod in...

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