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‘Part-time adventurers’: amateur fossil hunters get record haul in Cotswolds

More than 1,000 scientifically significant specimens taken from former quarry after discoveryWhen Sally and Neville Hollingworth started going stir crazy in lockdown, rather than baking bread or doing quizzes on Zoom, the amateur palaeontologists turned to Google Earth.The couple passed the time planning for their next trip – using the satellite images to inspect sites that had previously yielded fossils – when they stumbled across a quarry in the Cotswolds. From the exposure of the geology Nevi...
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Dinosaurs were doomed even before the asteroid

Many believe that, absent the giant asteroid strike, dinosaurs would still dominate the earth.But, in the natural history of this planet, there have been five mass extinction events, and most did not require extraterrestrial intervention.A new paper argues that dinosaurs were already headed for extinction and that the asteroid impact 66 million years ago was more of a coup de grâce.There's a standard paleontological story we tell, and it goes like this: When animals first emerged from their wat...
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How Do We Know Birds Are Dinosaurs?

Ferocious tyrannosaurs and towering sauropods are long gone, but dinosaurs continue to frolic in our midst. We’re talking about birds, of course, yet it’s not entirely obvious why we should consider birds to be bona fide dinos. Here are the many reasons why.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Environment, Dinosaurs, Bird, Adam Smith, Feather, Theropods, Kate Lyons, Feathered Dinosaurs, Theropoda, Thomas Henry Huxley, Kristi Curry Rogers, Velociraptor, Riley Black, Holly Woodward Ballard

Fossilized dinosaur poop contains new insect species

A new study demonstrates that dinosaur dung may contain fossilized insects unknown to science. The newly discovered bug, Triamyxa coprolithica, is a new species that shares a family with many modern aquatic beetles. The dinosaur that ate the bug 230 million years ago, Silesaurus, was a two-meter-long omnivore. Learning about ancient animals is difficult. Fossilization is a rare event, possible only under very limited conditions. Preservation inside amber resin, as depicted in the film Jurassic P...
Tags: Taiwan, Innovation, Poland, Dinosaurs, Insects, National Sun Yat Sen University, Martin Fikáček, Silesaurus

‘Real’ T rex goes on show in England for first time in over a century

The skeleton of Titus, discovered in the US in 2018, makes its world debut at Nottingham museumThe first ‘real’ Tyrannosaurus rex to be exhibited in England for more than a century will go on show in Nottingham on Sunday.The skeleton of Titus, discovered in the US state of Montana in 2018, will make its world debut at the Wollaton Hall Natural History Museum as part of a new exhibition on the dinosaur’s life and environment. Continue reading...
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The dinosaurs may have already been going extinct before the cataclysmic space rock hit Earth, new findings suggest

An artist's depiction of the moment the Chicxulub asteroid struck present-day Mexico 66 million years ago. Chase Stone A 6-mile-wide space rock struck Earth 66 million years ago, dooming the dinosaurs. But some dinosaurs had already started to go extinct before the impact, research suggests. A era of global cooling that started 76 million years ago may have prompted that decline. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's tempting to ponder what life on Earth might have...
Tags: Science, News, Mexico, France, Trends, Earth, Dinosaurs, Asteroid, Fossils, T. Rex, Mass Extinction, Condamine, Aylin Woodward, Zhao Chuang, University of Montpellier, Fabien Condamine

Paleontologists Find Evidence of Dinosaurs Nesting Near the North Pole

On a riverbank in the far north of Alaska, a team of paleontologists have been scraping away at the muck. They’ve uncovered evidence of dinosaur breeding at the top of what is now North America, a sign that in the late Cretaceous period, dinosaurs were living full-time in cool climates.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Environment, Alaska, Dinosaurs, North America, North Pole, Creek, Patrick Druckenmiller, Animal Physiology, Organisms, Tom Rich, Gregory Erickson, Branches Of Biology, Eudromaeosaurs, Paleontology In Montana

Dinosaurs lived in the Arctic, research suggests

Discovery of tiny fossils indicates dinosaurs raised young in freezing region – and may have been warm-bloodedIt had long stretches of winter darkness, freezing temperatures and often scarce resources, but an array of tiny fossils suggests dinosaurs not only roamed the Arctic, but hatched and raised their young there too.While dinosaur fossils have previously been found in the Arctic, it was unclear whether they lived there year-round or were seasonal visitors. Continue reading...
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Every Dinosaur in the ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ IMAX Preview: Our Handy Cheat Sheet

The IMAX extended preview for Jurassic World: Dominion is, unsurprisingly, chock-full of dinosaurs. What kinds of dinosaurs, you may ask? Well, I have answers for you! Director Colin Trevorrow worked with Industrial Light and Magic to create a sequence that shows seven new species of dinosaurs in their natural habitat circa 65 million years ago. Those dinosaurs go by pretty quickly — it’s a short piece of footage, after all — and for dinosaur enthusiasts who, like avid birders, want to chronicl...
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A second space rock hit Earth after the one that doomed the dinosaurs - a nail in the coffin of the mass extinction

An artist's depiction of the moment the Chicxulub asteroid struck in present-day Mexico 66 million years ago. Chase Stone One space rock hit Mexico 66 million years ago, causing a mass extinction that doomed the dinosaurs. A study suggests another asteroid struck Ukraine 650,000 years later, possibly warming the climate. These back-to-back impacts may have delayed Earth's recovery from the mass extinction. See more stories on Insider's business page. About 66 million years ago,...
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How a 14-year-old picked up a piece of fossil almost 20 years ago and jumpstarted the beginning of dinosaur discovery in Australia

Dr. Scott Hocknull and Robyn Mackenzie pose with a 3D reconstruction and the humerus bone of "Cooper," a new species of dinosaur discovered in Queensland and recognized as the largest ever found in Australia. Eromanga Natural History Museum/Handout via REUTERS One of the 15 largest dinosaurs in the world was discovered in Australia. The discovery comes less than 20 years since the country first began finding dinosaur fossils. Australia was believed to not have any before a 14-year-old fo...
Tags: Australia, China, International, Trends, Morocco, Queensland, Argentina, Dinosaurs, University Of Chicago, North America, Fossils, Cooper, Sandy, MacKenzie, Sereno, Paul Sereno

Discovered in Australia, 'the southern titan' - a 16 foot tall dinosaur almost the length of a Boeing 737 - has been classified as a new species

Dr. Scott Hocknull and Robyn Mackenzie pose with a 3D reconstruction and the humerus bone of "Cooper," a new species of dinosaur discovered in Queensland and recognized as the largest ever found in Australia. Eromanga Natural History Museum/Handout via REUTERS A dinosaur found in Australia is now one of the 15 largest in the world. "The southern titan" is 16 feet tall and a little under 100 feet long. Scientists categorized it as a new species believed to have lived 92 to 96 million year...
Tags: Science, Australia, Trends, Queensland, Brazil, Dinosaurs, Boeing, Cooper, Outback Queensland, Cooper Creek, Robyn Mackenzie, Sarah Al Arshani, Scott Hocknull, PeerJ Australotitan

New species of dinosaur – up to 30m long – confirmed as largest ever found in Australia

The massive Titanosaur, which lived more than 90m years ago, was discovered in south-west QueenslandA new species of dinosaur discovered in south-west Queensland has been officially recognised as the largest ever found in Australia and among the biggest in the world.The Australotitan cooperensis, a plant-eating dinosaur of the family known as titanosaurs, likely lived between 92m and 96m years ago, during the Cretaceous period. Continue reading...
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Interview: Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Showrunner Scott Kreamer

With the wildly entertaining animated series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous having debuted its third season earlier this week, ComingSoon reached out to executive producer Scott Kreamer. The showrunner revealed some interesting behind-the-scenes tidbits about the production and even shared legendary director Steven Spielberg’s initial reaction to the show. Here’s the plot synopsis for Season 3: The campers uncover more details of Dr. Wu’s secret research, and must quickly take their fate into ...
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Tiny dinosaur with big eyes and ‘ears’ hunted in the dark

A tiny theropod, Shuvuuia, the name of which derives from the Mongolian word for bird, is part of a group known as the alvarezsaurus, had both extraordinary hearing and night vision. The post Tiny dinosaur with big eyes and ‘ears’ hunted in the dark appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Dinosaurs, Evolution, University of the Witwatersrand, Sci-tech, James Neenan, Jonah Choiniere, Tyrannosaurus, South Africa (country, Shuvuuia, Carnivorous Theropod, Dromaeosaurus

Antique snapshots of dinosaurs

Intrepid vernacular photography collector Robert E. Jackson compiled an astonishing collection of vintage snapshots documenting a time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth and color was just emerging on our planet. See them all: "Vintage Snapshots of Dinosaurs" (Flashbak)
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Forget digging for fossils. This museum 3D printed a full T-Rex skeleton instead

Despite what Jurassic Park might lead you to believe, T-Rex skeletons are very, very rare. So instead of digging one up, this museum 3D printed one
Tags: Trends, Features, 3d Printing, Dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex, Laser Scanning

A handful of recent discoveries have changed our understanding of how the T. rex hunted, roamed, and grew

A full-grown Tyrannosaurus rex weighed about 6 to 9 tons and stood about 12 to 13 feet high at the hip. Illustration by Zhao Chuang/Courtesy of PNSO Already in the first few months of 2021, new findings about the Tyrannosaurus rex have shifted paleontologists' picture of how the dinosaur hunted, moved, and grew into a fearsome predator. Examinations of adult T. rex skeletons have revealed that the animal preferred to walk slowly and couldn't run. Researchers also determined that th...
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Tyrannosaurs may have hunted in packs like wolves, new research has found

Paleontologists say a mass grave in Utah shows the dinosaurs may not have always been solitary predators as previously thoughtTyrannosaur dinosaurs may not have been solitary predators as long envisioned but more like social carnivores such as wolves, new research announced on Monday has found.Paleontologists developed the theory while studying a mass tyrannosaur death site found seven years ago in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah, one of two monuments that the Bi...
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Baby dinosaur captured on backyard security camera

Cristina Ryan of Palm Coast, Florida says her home security cameras captured what appears to be a juvenile dinosaur running across her backyard. "Any animal we can come up with that would be walking at 3:40 in the morning, wouldn't walk this way," Cristina Ryan told FOX 35 Orlando. — Read the rest
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160-million-year-old ‘Monkeydactyl’ was the first animal to develop opposable thumbs

The 'Monkeydactly', or Kunpengopterus antipollicatus, was a species of pterosaur, a group of flying reptiles that were the first vertebrates to evolve the ability of powered flight.In a recent study, a team of researchers used microcomputed tomography scanning to analyze the anatomy of the newly discovered species, finding that it was the first known species to develop opposable thumbs.As highly specialized dinosaurs, pterosaurs boasted unusual anatomy that gave them special advantages as aeria...
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A whopping 2.5 billion fully grown T. rexes walked the Earth in the course of the species' existence, paleontologists found

A T. rex depicted in the 1993 film "Jurassic Park." Universal Pictures The Tyrannosaurus rex was around for 2.5 million years before the dinosaurs went extinct. A new study suggests that a total of 2.5 billion adult T. rexes lived and died during that period. Paleontologists arrived at the figure by calculating the T. rex life span and population density. See more stories on Insider's business page. An adult Tyrannosaurus rex required a lot of space - and the prey therein - to survive....
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‘That’s a lot of teeth’: 2.5 billion T rex walked the earth, researchers find

Experts calculate the total number of the dinosaurs that lived over 127,000 generationsOne Tyrannosaurus rex seems scary enough. Now picture 2.5 billion of them. That’s how many of the fierce dinosaur king probably roamed Earth over the course of a couple of million years, a new study finds.Using calculations based on body size, sexual maturity and the creatures’ energy needs, a team at the University of California, Berkeley, figured out just how many T rex lived over 127,000 generations, accord...
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Flying giant pterosaurs had longer neck than a giraffe, say experts

Intact remains, discovered in Morocco, may help engineers create stronger lightweight structuresPterosaurs, one of the first and largest vertebrates to learn to fly, have often been seen as the cool cousins of the infamous Tyrannosaurus rex.Now scientists have discovered the 100m-year-old secret to the success of the flying pterosaur: a neck longer than a giraffe. Continue reading...
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The evolution of modern rainforests began with the dinosaur-killing asteroid

One especially mysterious thing about the asteroid impact, which killed the dinosaurs, is how it transformed Earth's tropical rainforests.A recent study analyzed ancient fossils collected in modern-day Colombia to determine how tropical rainforests changed after the bolide impact.The results highlight how nature is able to recover from cataclysmic events, though it may take millions of years.About 66 million years ago, a massive asteroid slammed into present-day Chicxulub, Mexico, triggering the...
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Godzilla vs. Kong: A morphologist chooses the real winner

The 2021 film “Godzilla vs. Kong" pits the two most iconic movie monsters of all time against each other. And fans are now picking sides.Even the most fantastical creatures have some basis in scientific reality, so the natural world is a good place to look to better understand movie monsters. I study functional morphology – how skeletal and tissue traits allow animals to move – and evolution in extinct animals. I am also a huge fan of monster movies. Ultimately, this is a fight between a giant r...
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Scientists found a fossilized dinosaur sitting on eggs containing fossilized embryos

Scientists have found a 70 million year-old fossilized dinosaur sitting on a nest of its eggs that contain fossilized embryos. "Dinosaurs preserved on their nests are rare, and so are fossil embryos," says co-lead researcher Shundong Bi, professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and research associate at Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH). — Read the rest
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Incredible fossil shows dinosaur sitting on preserved nest of eggs

A new fossil from southern China shows a dinosaur incubating its eggs at the time of its death. The find sheds light on oviraptor eating and egg-tending behavior.The find will be the focus of further study for some time. Despite how many of them you can find at a museum, fossils are comparatively rare. They can only form when a plant or animal dies under certain conditions, and without them the remains are typically lost to time. These limitations mean that fossils depicting ancient creatures d...
Tags: Biology, China, Innovation, Dinosaurs, Fossils, Paleontology, GANZHOU China, Matthew Lamanna

Dinosaurs Like T. Rex Were More Tyrannical Than We Realized, New Research Suggests

Large meat-eating dinosaurs took on the role of multiple species while growing up, resulting in a shocking lack of ecological diversity during the Mesozoic, according to new research.Read more...
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Answer to fossil record puzzle may lie with teenage T rexes, study finds

Absence of smaller dinosaurs may be result of adolescent megatheropods crowding them outTeenage T rexes and other carnivorous dinosaurs the size of lions or bears may have crowded out smaller species, explaining why there are so few of them preserved in the fossil record, research suggests.Despite dominating the land for more than 150 million years, dinosaurs were not particularly diverse, and most known species were giants weighing 1,000kg or more – including massive, meat-eating megatheropods...
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