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A Small Dinosaur from New Mexico is a Big Piece in the Puzzle of Tyrannosaur Evolution

Stony Brook University

Tyrannosauroid dinosaurs have a long evolutionary history and include iconic giants like Tyrannosaurus rex. Now an international research team including Alan H. Turner, PhD, from Stony Brook University, have uncovered the skeleton of a small tyrannosaur from Late Cretaceous rocks in New Mexico.

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2-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711971

Running May Have Made Dinosaurs’ Wings Flap Before they Evolved to Fly

PLOS

Before they evolved the ability to fly, two-legged dinosaurs may have begun to flap their wings as a passive effect of running along the ground

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26-Apr-2019 4:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712300

Chewing versus sex in the duck-billed dinosaurs

University of Bristol

The duck-billed hadrosaurs walked the Earth over 90-million years ago and were one of the most successful groups of dinosaurs.

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2-May-2019 1:20 PM EDT
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    17-Apr-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 711137

Meet Gobihadros, a New Species of Mongolian Hadrosaur Known From a Virtually Complete Skeleton

PLOS

The complete skeletal remains of a new species of Mongolian dinosaur fill in a gap in the evolution of hadrosaurs, according to a study released April 17, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Khishigjav Tsogtbataaar of the Mongolian Academy of Science, David Evans of the Royal Ontario Museum, and colleagues.

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11-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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    17-Apr-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 711390

Fish that outlived dinosaurs reveals secrets of ancient skull evolution

Flinders University

A new study into one of the world’s oldest types of fish, Coelacanth, provides fresh insights into the development of the skull and brain of vertebrates and the evolution of lobe-finned fishes and land animals, as published in Nature.

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16-Apr-2019 12:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710475

First-confirmed occurrence of a lambeosaurine dinosaur found on Alaska's North Slope

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Paleontologists from Hokkaido University in Japan, in cooperation with paleontologists from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas

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29-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710427

A Mile-Long Graveyard of Jurassic Fossils Sparks a New International Science Collaboration

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis announced plans this week for Mission Jurassic, a project that will support paleontological excavation of a fossil-rich plot of land in northern Wyoming. The project will bring together scientists from around the world, including the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, to reveal dramatic new secrets about the world of millions of years ago.

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28-Mar-2019 4:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 710099

UAlberta paleontologists report world’s biggest Tyrannosaurus rex

University of Alberta

University of Alberta paleontologists have just reported the world’s biggest Tyrannosaurus rex and the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada. The 13-metre-long T. rex, nicknamed “Scotty,” lived in prehistoric Saskatchewan 66 million years ago.

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22-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 709389

New wallaby-sized dinosaur from the ancient Australian-Antarctic rift valley

Cambridge University Press

A new, wallaby-sized herbivorous dinosaur has been identified from five fossilized upper jaws in 125 million year old rocks from the Cretaceous period of Victoria, southeastern Australia.

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11-Mar-2019 11:10 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709223

Dinosaurs were thriving before asteroid strike that wiped them out

Imperial College London

Dinosaurs were unaffected by long-term climate changes and flourished before their sudden demise by asteroid strike.

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6-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EST

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