Most scientists agree that dinosaurs became extinct after a huge asteroid (space rock) struck the Earth. Now, an international team of researchers thinks they can show exactly why the asteroid caused dinosaurs died out.
A previously unknown species of dinosaur that was found in South America has given scientists some surprising new information about the Early Jurassic period.
The dinosaur was discovered by an international team of scientists in Venezuela, a country on the northern coast of South America.
A new study suggests that dinosaurs may be neither reptiles or mammals, as previously thought. In fact, they could be an entirely new species.
Scientists have uncovered the fossilized bones of what may be the largest dinosaur that ever existed.
A massive dinosaur fossil has been unearthed in Alberta.
But it wasn’t an expedition of paleontologists who found it.
It was a pipeline worker.
A man was using a backhoe to move some earth for a pipeline that was being installed near Spirit River, Alberta. The worker hit something he thought was a rock.
He laid the piece of “rock” to one side, and kept digging, according to CBC News.
But it wasn’t rock at all. It was a huge fossilized skeleton—a tail, to be precise.
It was about two metres long.
The worker stopped digging and called in some experts.
A dome-headed dinosaur skull found in southern Alberta is helping scientists rethink some of their ideas about dinosaurs.
The skull was found in 2008 by a team of scientists led by Dr. David Evans of the Royal Ontario Museum.
The skull is about 85 million years old.
The top of the skull is made of a dome-shaped mass of solid bone about 10 centimetres thick.
This means the dinosaur belonged to a group of dinosaurs called pachycephalosaurs (“thick-headed lizards”).
The scientists compared the skull to all of the known pachycephalosaur specimens in the world – about 600 of them.
They learned that there are 16 different species within that group, and the skull discovered in Alberta belongs to a species that has never been seen before.
Like many children, Daisy Morris loves to collect fossils.
Unlike other children, however, Daisy’s hobby has led to a pterosaur being named after her.
A pterosaur is a type of flying reptile closely related to dinosaurs.
The species Daisy discovered is now known as Vectidraco daisymorrisae, or “Dragon from the Isle of Wight.”
Daisy, who lives in England, was five years old in 2008 when she and her mother were taking a walk along the beach. She noticed some black bones—about 40 mm long– sticking out of the mud and she dug them out.
The family took the bones to a fossil expert at Southampton University in England.
In a clash between Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops, who would win?
There is scientific evidence that the two did fight and in a new exhibit at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, you can decide for yourself who would come out on top.
Spectators can compare the dinosaurs’ eyesight, defences and natural weapons.
The show is called Battle of the Titans and it offers an exciting new perspective on the prehistoric beasts and the world they inhabited.
The exhibit is the brainchild of “paleo-artist” and self-proclaimed dinosaur geek Hall Train.
He collaborated with paleontologists, biochemical engineers, curators and museum designers to create some of the most scientifically authentic re-creations ever made.