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Newswise: Research reveals the most complete dinosaur discovered in the UK in a Century
Released: 10-Jul-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Research reveals the most complete dinosaur discovered in the UK in a Century
University of Portsmouth

The most complete dinosaur discovered in this country in the last 100 years, with a pubic hip bone the size of a ‘dinner plate’, has been described in a new paper published today.

Newswise: Life Underground Suited New Dinosaur Fine
Released: 9-Jul-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Life Underground Suited New Dinosaur Fine
North Carolina State University

The age of dinosaurs wasn’t conducted solely above ground. A newly discovered ancestor of Thescelosaurus shows evidence that these animals spent at least part of their time in underground burrows. The new species contributes to a fuller understanding of life during the mid-Cretaceous – both above and below ground.

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Released: 24-Jun-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Loki’s horned dinosaur wielded a pair of giant blades
University of Utah

The Natural History Museum of Utah announced Lokiceratops rangiformis, the largest and most ornate horned dino ever found. Its distinctive horn pattern inspired its name, "Loki’s horned face that looks like a caribou."

Newswise: New study finds dinosaur fossils did not inspire the mythological griffin
Released: 21-Jun-2024 4:05 AM EDT
New study finds dinosaur fossils did not inspire the mythological griffin
University of Portsmouth

For centuries, scientists thought they knew where the griffin legend came from. A new study takes a closer look at the data and folklore’s influence on science.

Newswise: New Long-Necked Dinosaur Discovered
Released: 4-Jun-2024 10:05 AM EDT
New Long-Necked Dinosaur Discovered
Stony Brook University

Long-necked herbivorous dinosaurs, known as sauropodomorphs, a group of mainly bipedal dinosaurs that lived some 210 million years ago in the Late Triassic, provide a common image of the age of dinosaurs in the minds of people.

Newswise: Human activity contributed to woolly rhinoceros’ extinction
Released: 3-Jun-2024 8:05 PM EDT
Human activity contributed to woolly rhinoceros’ extinction
University of Adelaide

Researchers have discovered sustained hunting by humans prevented the woolly rhinoceros from accessing favourable habitats as Earth warmed following the Last Ice Age.

Newswise: Origins of Welsh dragons finally exposed by experts
Released: 30-May-2024 3:05 AM EDT
Origins of Welsh dragons finally exposed by experts
University of Bristol

A large fossil discovery has helped shed light on the history of dinosaurs in Wales.

Newswise: Paul Sereno’s Fossil Lab moves to Washington Park
Released: 2-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Paul Sereno’s Fossil Lab moves to Washington Park
University of Chicago Medical Center

The 6,000 square foot facility will feature fossil preparation space, multipurpose areas for community programs, and tons of specimens collected from Sereno’s worldwide expeditions.

Newswise: T. rex not as smart as previously claimed, scientists find
26-Apr-2024 7:05 AM EDT
T. rex not as smart as previously claimed, scientists find
University of Bristol

Dinosaurs were as smart as reptiles but not as intelligent as monkeys, as former research suggests.

Released: 26-Mar-2024 8:05 AM EDT
In paleontology, correct names are keys to accurate study
Ohio State University

When the skeletal remains of a giant ground sloth were first unearthed in 1796, the discovery marked one of the earliest paleontological finds in American history.

Newswise: New fossil site of worldwide importance uncovered in southern France
Released: 11-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
New fossil site of worldwide importance uncovered in southern France
University of Lausanne

Nearly 400 exceptionally well-preserved fossils dating back 470 million years have been discovered in the south of France by two amateur paleontologists.

Newswise: Dinosaurs’ success helped by specialized stance and gait, study finds
Released: 7-Feb-2024 4:05 AM EST
Dinosaurs’ success helped by specialized stance and gait, study finds
University of Bristol

Dinosaurs’ range of locomotion made them incredibly adaptable, University of Bristol researchers have found.

Newswise: New species of Jurassic pterosaur discovered on the Isle of Skye
2-Feb-2024 7:05 AM EST
New species of Jurassic pterosaur discovered on the Isle of Skye
University of Bristol

A new species of pterosaur from specimens found on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, has been announced by scientists from the Natural History Museum, University of Bristol, University of Leicester, and University of Liverpool.

Released: 17-Nov-2023 3:05 AM EST
Plants that survived dinosaur extinction pulled nitrogen from air
Duke University

Once a favored food of grazing dinosaurs, an ancient lineage of plants called cycads helped sustain these and other prehistoric animals during the Mesozoic Era, starting 252 million years ago, by being plentiful in the forest understory. Today, just a few species of the palm-like plants survive in tropical and subtropical habitats.

Released: 2-Nov-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Jurassic worlds might be easier to spot than modern Earth
Cornell University

A Cornell analysis finds telescopes could better detect potential chemical signatures of life in an Earth-like exoplanet that more closely resembles the age the dinosaurs inhabited than the one we know today.

Released: 22-Sep-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Dinosaur feathers contain traces of ancient proteins, study finds
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Powerful X-rays generated at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory help researchers shed new light on feather evolution.

Released: 18-Aug-2023 2:05 PM EDT
Explore the avian world. Read the latest research on Birds here.
Newswise

The discovery that birds evolved from small carnivorous dinosaurs of the Late Jurassic was made possible by recently discovered fossils of theropods such as Tyrannosaurus rex and the smaller velociraptors. In a way, you could say that dinosaurs are still with us and seen tweeting from your own backyard! Below are the latest research headlines in the Birds channel on Newswise.

Newswise: Massive pre-Jurassic reptile had weaker bite than modern crocs
Released: 17-Aug-2023 1:15 PM EDT
Massive pre-Jurassic reptile had weaker bite than modern crocs
University of Birmingham

The apex predators that roamed the earth 230 million years ago had a much weaker bite than previously thought, and likely couldn’t crunch through bone to consume the entirety of their kills.

Released: 15-Aug-2023 1:50 PM EDT
Scientists explore dinosaur ‘coliseum’ in Denali National Park
University of Alaska Fairbanks

University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists have discovered and documented the largest known single dinosaur track site in Alaska. The site, located in Denali National Park and Preserve, has been dubbed “The Coliseum” by researchers.



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