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Adorable 'Porg' Pterosaur Flapped Above Jurassic China

As the sun sets over what will become northern China in 160 million years, something small dives between the trunks of tree ferns, intercepting a dragonfly mid-flight. It lands in the canopy to gulp down its squirming prize. The big-eyed, arrestingly cute critter is a newly described species of pterosaur named …Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Jurassic, Mesozoic, Pterosaur, Megan Jacobs, Geological History Of Earth, Anurognathidae, Batrachognathus, Sinomacrops, Jurassic China


These Mole-Like Critters Lived Under the Feet of Dinosaurs

Before an asteroid completely changed the course of Earth’s evolutionary trajectory, the world was filled with scaled and feathered dinosaurs, web-winged pterosaurs, and, as a new study describes, precursors to modern mammals that eked out existence in burrows they dug into the Cretaceous soil.Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Dinosaur, Reptile, Jurassic, Animal Physiology, Mammal, Pterosaur, Geological History Of Earth, Therapsids, Jin Meng, Tritylodontids, Triconodonts, Fossorial, Tritylodon, J Cheni


Dinosaur Found in Argentina Looked Like a Bumpy-Headed T. Rex

Eighty million years ago, a large dinosaur curled up and died in what is today western Argentina. The dinosaur was a bipedal, meat-eating predator from the little-known family Abelisauridae, which could grow to nearly 30 feet long and are characterized by their stubby, rugged skulls. This particular abelisaur, dubbed …Read more...
Tags: Science, Argentina, Rex, Dinosaur, Cretaceous, Theropoda, Victoria Arbour, Tyrannosaurus, Geological History Of Earth, Federico Gianechini, Brachyrostrans, Ilokelesia


Primates Appeared Almost Immediately After Dinosaurs Went Extinct, New Research Suggests

A formation famous for producing T. rex fossils has now yielded the oldest evidence of primates in the fossil record, in what is being hailed a significant discovery. Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Dinosaur, Paleogene, Stephen Chester, Primate, Mammal, Cretaceouspaleogene Extinction Event, Geological History Of Earth, Plesiadapiformes, Mammal Taxonomy, Purgatorius, Gregory Wilson Mantilla, Paleocene, Cenozoic, Placentalia


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...
Tags: Science, Biology, Dinosaurs, Steve Brusatte, Cretaceous, Theropoda, Dinosaur Behavior, Taxa, Deinonychus, Velociraptor, Katlin Schroeder, Geological History Of Earth, Eudromaeosaurs, Stephen L Brusatte, Origin Of Birds, Holly Woodward