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Searching for the Backstory of Airborne Giants

What was as tall as a giraffe, weighed a scant 550 pounds, and could fly? This is not a trick question. Around 68 million years ago, such creatures tromped and flew over what is now Texas. Paleonto...
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Out of Many Psittacosaurus, One

Out of Many Psittacosaurus, One | Paleontology News | Scoop.it
How many species of non-avian dinosaur were there? We will probably never know the definite total, but we can be sure that there were both more and less dinosaur species than have been named to dat...
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Archaeopteryx was no birdbrain, but neither was it bird brained

Dr Dave Hone New research shows that the famous 'first bird' was not unique and other dinosaurs also had enlarged brains
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Jack the Ripper and tyrannosaurs

The intersections of different branches of the sciences can be truly surprising: Drs David Hone & Steve Le Comber
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"Large-Nosed Horned Face" Nasutoceratops Debuts

"Large-Nosed Horned Face" Nasutoceratops Debuts | Paleontology News | Scoop.it
For over a year and a half, a mystery dinosaur has been hanging on the trophy wall of the Natural History Museum of Utah. The nameless Cretaceous herbivore isn't quite like the neighboring horned d...
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Near perfection with Gorgosaurus

Near perfection with Gorgosaurus | Paleontology News | Scoop.it
This is the famous Gorgosaurus specimen at the Tyrrell that is pretty much perfection when it comes to tyrannosaurs. It's as complete a skeleton as you are every likely to see, in wonderful conditi...
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Four legs bad, two legs good? Changing posture in a growing dinosaur

Four legs bad, two legs good? Changing posture in a growing dinosaur | Paleontology News | Scoop.it
New research in Nature Communications suggests that as they grew, the small dinosaur Psittacosaurus shifted from walking on all fours to just two legs writes Dr Dave Hone.
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What colour were the first birds? Illuminating studies provide new clues

What colour were the first birds? Illuminating studies provide new clues | Paleontology News | Scoop.it
New techniques literally shed new light onto ancient remains, writes Dr Dave Hone
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New data on the diversity and abundance of small-bodied ornithopods (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) from the Belly River Group (Campanian) of Alberta

New data on the diversity and abundance of small-bodied ornithopods (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) from the Belly River Group (Campanian) of Alberta | Paleontology News | Scoop.it
(2013). New data on the diversity and abundance of small-bodied ornithopods (Dinosauria, Ornithischia) from the Belly River Group (Campanian) of Alberta. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology: Vol. 33, No.
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Dinos, Humans Out of Africa: Why There? : DNews

Dinos, Humans Out of Africa: Why There? : DNews | Paleontology News | Scoop.it
New research shows that the ancestors of both dinosaurs and humans are from Africa. Does Africa possess a special power for evolving consequential species? Continue reading →
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Remains of extinct giant camel discovered in High Arctic

Remains of extinct giant camel discovered in High Arctic | Paleontology News | Scoop.it
Remains of an extinct giant camel have been discovered on Ellesmere Island in Canada's High Arctic.
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Permian Mass Extinction Paved Way for the Rise of Mammals and Intelligent Life

Permian Mass Extinction Paved Way for the Rise of Mammals and Intelligent Life | Paleontology News | Scoop.it
The first mammals arose in the Triassic period, more than 225 million years ago, including small shrew-like animals such as Morganucodon from England, Megazostrodon from South Africa and Bienotherium from China.
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Our Very Own Monsters

Our Very Own Monsters | Paleontology News | Scoop.it
Nearly a century ago, the ichthyologist David Stead recorded a strange unease among the lobstermen of Port Stephens, Australia. Although their livelihoods depended on the sea, the men could not bri...
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The Most Famous Extinction

The Most Famous Extinction | Paleontology News | Scoop.it
Jingo the Stegosaurus was all armor plate and no brains. That’s the slogan that the pacifist Anti-Preparedness Committee attached to the ponderous reptile, in any case. A symbol of foolish investme...
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Head-to-head record suggests dinosaurs were headbangers

Head-to-head record suggests dinosaurs were headbangers | Paleontology News | Scoop.it
New research supports the idea that one group of dinosaurs fought like modern sheep or ox – with violent impacts delivered with the head, writes Dr Dave Hone
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New evidence for warm-blooded dinosaurs

New evidence for warm-blooded dinosaurs | Paleontology News | Scoop.it
A scientist in Australia has shown new evidence that dinosaurs were warm-blooded like birds and mammals, not cold-blooded like reptiles as commonly believed.
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A near miss for a Tyrannosaurus rex: evidence of failed predation

A near miss for a Tyrannosaurus rex: evidence of failed predation | Paleontology News | Scoop.it
New evidence suggests legendary dinosaur Tyrannosaurus was an active predator, if not always a successful one writes Dr Dave Hone
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Why did dinosaurs evolve feathers?

Why did dinosaurs evolve feathers? | Paleontology News | Scoop.it
Dinosaurs evolved feathers long before birds came on the scene, but why if they couldn't fly? Dr Dave Hone explains
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700,000-Year-Old Horse Genome Shatters Record for Sequencing of Ancient DNA | Wired Science | Wired.com

700,000-Year-Old Horse Genome Shatters Record for Sequencing of Ancient DNA | Wired Science | Wired.com | Paleontology News | Scoop.it
By piecing together the genetic information locked inside a frozen, fossilized bone, scientists have deciphered the complete genome of an extinct prehistoric horse that roamed the Yukon more than 700,000 years ago, reconstructing the story of the...
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Feathered everything: just how many dinosaurs had feathers?

Feathered everything: just how many dinosaurs had feathers? | Paleontology News | Scoop.it
Recent discoveries point to the possibility that a great many, maybe even most, non-avian dinosaurs had feathers or something similar as part of their body covering. Dr Dave Hone
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10 Best Recent Dinosaur Discoveries | Wired Science | Wired.com

10 Best Recent Dinosaur Discoveries | Wired Science | Wired.com | Paleontology News | Scoop.it
Dinosaurs aren't all big and scaly. The more fossils they find, and the closer they examine them, the more scientists realize how diverse these animals were. Sure, some were massive. Some took to the air on giant wings.
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Microraptor: A Four-Winged, Fish-Eating Dinosaur | Wired Science | Wired.com

Microraptor: A Four-Winged, Fish-Eating Dinosaur | Wired Science | Wired.com | Paleontology News | Scoop.it
Fossilized guts reveal that Microraptor -- a four-winged flying dinosaur -- had a taste for fish.
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