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Article ID: 708369

Precise chronology suggests extreme volcanism contributed to dinosaur extinction

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Not by meteorite alone did the dinosaurs die off. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory research scientist Kyle Samperton and colleagues present the most compelling evidence yet that massive volcanic eruptions in the Deccan Traps region of India contributed to the fall of the dinosaurs – also known as the end-Cretaceous mass extinction – approximately 66 million years ago.

21-Feb-2019 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 708302

Newly discovered marsupial lived among Arctic dinosaurs

University of Alaska Fairbanks

A research team has discovered a previously unknown species of marsupial that lived in Alaska's Arctic during the era of dinosaurs, adding a vivid new detail to a complex ancient landscape.

19-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708267

Paleontologists discover northernmost marsupial known to science

University of Colorado Boulder

Tiny, opossum-like animal lived alongside dinosaurs in Alaska's polar forests roughly 69 million years ago and faced months of winter darkness.

18-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708223

Diversity on land is not higher today than in the past, study shows

University of Birmingham

The rich levels of biodiversity on land seen across the globe today are not a recent phenomenon: diversity on land has been similar for at least the last 60 million years, since soon after the extinction of the dinosaurs.

18-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 707736

Exceptional new titanosaur from middle Cretaceous Tanzania: Mnyamawamtuka


An exceptional sauropod dinosaur specimen from the middle Cretaceous of Tanzania represents a unique species and provides new insights into sauropod evolution, according to a study published February 13, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Eric Gorscak of Midwestern University, Illinois, and Patrick O’Connor of Ohio University, USA.

7-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
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    6-Feb-2019 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 707331

New oviraptorosaur species discovered in Mongolia


A new oviraptorosaur species from the Late Cretaceous was discovered in Mongolia, according to a study published in February 6, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Yuong-Nam Lee from Seoul National University, South Korea, and colleagues.

31-Jan-2019 11:30 AM EST

Article ID: 707344

Iguana-sized dinosaur cousin discovered in Antarctica, shows how life at the South Pole bounced back after mass extinction

University of Washington

Scientists have just discovered a dinosaur relative that lived in Antarctica 250 million years ago. The iguana-sized reptile's genus name, Antarctanax, means "Antarctic king."

31-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 707280

Long-necked dinosaurs rotated their forefeet to the side

University of Bonn

Long-necked dinosaurs (sauropods) could orient their forefeet both forward and sideways. The orientation of their feet depended on the speed and centre of mass of the animals.

30-Jan-2019 1:25 PM EST
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Article ID: 705986

15-Meter-Long Ancient Whale Basilosaurus isis Was Top Marine Predator


Fossils from ‘Valley of Whales’ suggest B. isis predated smaller whales and fish

3-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705736

Spectacular flying reptiles soared over Britain's tropical Jurassic past

University of Portsmouth

Spectacular flying reptiles armed with long teeth and claws which once dominated the skies have been rediscovered, thanks a palaeontology student’s PhD research.

20-Dec-2018 4:05 AM EST

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