CATEGORY: Dinosaurs
Montana Fossil Turns Out to Be New Kind of “Sea Dinosaur”
April 17, 2017

A Montana elk hunter’s fossil find has led scientists to a new species of elasmosaur, the long-necked prehistoric sea creatures who roamed the inland sea east of the Rockies 70 million years ago. Read More

Australian “Jurassic Park” Home to World’s Largest Dinosaur Footprints
March 28, 2017

Scientists discovered a dinosaur footprint measuring some 5 feet 9 inches—reportedly the largest ever recorded. Read More

Do We Have to Rewrite the Dinosaur Family Tree?
March 23, 2017

A new study radically reconstructs the dinosaur family tree, with major implications for how we understand their origins and evolution. Read More

Paleontologists Discover Huge, Nearly Complete T. Rex Skull
August 24, 2016

The 4-foot long, 2,500-pound skull, discovered in northern Montana, may be one of the best-preserved specimens ever found. Read More

Largest-Ever Carnivorous Dinosaur Footprint Discovered in Bolivia
August 1, 2016

A tour guide in Bolivia recently stumbled on a giant fossilized footprint measuring more than a meter wide, left some 80 million years ago by a meat-eating dinosaur. Read More

Newly Discovered Ancient Reptile May Shed Light on Dinosaurs’ Origins
March 14, 2016

Scientists say a 250-million-year-old Brazilian reptile fills an evolutionary gap between primitive reptiles and archosauriforms, the group that includes dinosaurs, crocodiles and birds. Read More

Adolescent T. Rex “Jane” Fills in Gaps in Scientists’ Understanding
October 19, 2015

New analysis of the adolescent Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as “Jane” sheds light on a long-running debate over the identity of smaller carnivorous dinosaurs. Read More

New Dinosaur Found At Edge of the World
September 25, 2015

A newly identified Alaskan hadrosaur lived farther north than any other dinosaur, where muskox and caribou now roam. Read More

Scientists Find Soft Tissue in 75-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Bones
June 16, 2015

In a pile of unpromising dinosaur fossils dug up in Canada a century ago, British scientists find soft tissue materials preserved for some 75 million years. Read More

New “Hellboy” Dinosaur Identified in Canada
June 5, 2015

Scientists in Alberta, Canada, identified a new species of horned dinosaur, a cousin of Triceratops that sported a distinctive bony frill and facial horns. Read More