Dinosaurs & Fossils
Dinosaurs & FossilsBrazil finds fossil of crocodile 'missing link'
RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Brazilian paleontologists Thursday unveiled a fossil of a creature that they said is the missing link between prehistoric and present-day crocodiles. Called Montealtosuchus arrudacamposi, the predator measured 1.5-1.7 meters (...
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Dinosaurs & FossilsBrazil finds fossil of missing link to crocodile
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian paleontologists said on Thursday they had found the fossil of a new species of prehistoric predator that represented a missing link to modern-day crocodiles. The well-preserved fossil of Montealtosuchus arrudacam...
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Dinosaurs & FossilsNew species of prehistoric flying reptile found in China: st
CHICAGO (AFP) - Paleontologists have discovered the fossil of a new species of tiny prehistoric flying reptile in northeastern China, a study released Monday said. The miniature reptile lived about 120 million years ago and was about the size of a s...
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Dinosaurs & FossilsNew Duck-Billed Dino Discovered in Mexico
A new species of duck-billed dinosaur unearthed in Mexico is helping scientists fill in gaps in the fossil record of the Age of Dinosaurs. The creature, dubbed Velafrons coahuilensis, was a massive plant-eater belonging to a larger group of duck-bil...
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Dinosaurs & FossilsCrested beach bum dinosaur found in Mexico
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seventy-two million years ago, a dinosaur with a sail-shaped crest on the top of its head lived at a Mexican seashore, munching plants and trying to avoid a cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex. U.S., Mexican and Canadian scientists on...
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Dinosaurs & FossilsTiny dinosaur fossil is found in China
WASHINGTON - As pterodactyls go it was small, toothless and had unexpectedly curved toes yet scientists are welcoming their new find as another piece in the puzzle of ancient life. We have this really amazing creature, sparrow sized, which lived ess...
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Dinosaurs & FossilsNew dinosaur species found in Mexico
SALT LAKE CITY - A Mexican paleontologist was cleaning up after lunch with a group of schoolchildren she'd been teaching to dig for bones in northeastern Mexico when she found the dinosaur bone. I was basically collecting trash, Martha Carolina Agui...
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Dinosaurs & FossilsA 52-million year-old fossil shows bats developed flight bef
PARIS (AFP) - A nearly perfect bat fossil unveiled on Wednesday, has settled a long-simmering evolutionary debate: that the animals could fly before they developed sonar to track and trap their prey. Most experts had thought it was the other way aro...
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Dinosaurs & FossilsSmithsonian to open butterfly exhibit
WASHINGTON - A tropical garden is opening in downtown Washington, brightly colored plants, warmth and humidity, and hundreds of butterflies fluttering around visitors. Best known for dinosaur bones and a giant stuffed elephant, the Smithsonian's Nat...
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Dinosaurs & FossilsAfrican dinosaur duo ate like sharks
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Fossils from two newly discovered meat-eating dinosaurs that lived in the Sahara Desert 110 million years ago paint a fearsome picture of life in Africa's Cretaceous period, which appears to have been teeming with unusual carnivo...
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Dinosaurs & FossilsFearsome Dinosaurs Found in Sahara
From the sands of the Sahara, scientists have uncovered the bones of two new ferocious dinosaur predators - one that makes the kills and another that feasts on the leftovers. The fossils represent previously unknown species that roamed the Earth abo...
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Dinosaurs & FossilsBats could fly before they had 'radar'
NEW YORK - A fossil found in Wyoming has apparently resolved a long-standing question about when bats gained their radar-like ability to navigate and locate airborne insects at night. The answer: after they started flying. The discovery revealed the...
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Dinosaurs & FossilsFossils of new meat-eating dinos found
CHICAGO - Fossil hunters say they have discovered bones of two massive meat-eating dinosaurs in Africa. In the journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, University of Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno and co-author Stephen Brusatte named one Kryptops...
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Dinosaurs & FossilsScientists find 'Devil Toad' fossil
WASHINGTON - A frog the size of a bowling ball, with heavy armor and teeth, lived among dinosaurs millions of years ago intimidating enough that scientists who unearthed its fossils dubbed the beast Beelzebufo, or Devil Toad. But its size 10 pounds...
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Dinosaurs & FossilsChina says finds fossil of new dinosaur species
BEIJING (Reuters) - Scientists have found the fossil of a new herbivorous dinosaur species that stood five meters (5.5 yards) high and lived 60 million years ago, the official Xinhua agency reported on Thursday. The large long-necked sauropod, which...
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