Many fossilized dinosaur eggs have been found, at over 200 sites around the world. Very rarely do the eggs have the preserved parts of embryos in them,…Read More »
so it is often difficult to determine the species of the dinosaur. This picture was taken on July 7, 2003 at Port Angeles, Washington. Less «
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Credit: ESO [(Negative #17089)/(Mark Ellison) Courtesy Dept. of Library Services, American Museum of Natural History]
The discovery of dinosaur eggs at the Flaming Cliffs —with intact embryos—stunned the world in the 1920s.
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Credit: ESO[(Negative #5789) Courtesy Dept. of Library Services, American Museum of Natural History]
This oviraptor nest—filled with eggs—demonstrates one of the most surprising finds from the Gobi Desert that some dinosaurs cared for their young.
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Credit: ESO [Courtesy American Museum of Natural History]
Finding fossils in the desert takes a skilled eye. This photograph of a protoceratops skull (the hammer is for scale) shows how fossils look before they are excavated.
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Credit: Courtesy American Museum of Natural History
Shown above is the post-excavated picture of a Juvenile Protoceratops. (see previous picture). Known as the ‘fighting dinosaur,’ the Velociraptor was a…Read More »
fierce carnivore that hunted prey animals, such as the plant-eating Protoceratops. Less «
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Credit: Photo courtesy of Fernando Novas, Argentine Museum of Natural History
Shown above is a photo of a fossil foot of new raptor dinosaur species, Neuquenraptor argentinus. For more information, [read the full story.]
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Dinosaur Fossil Found in Mammal‘s Stomach
Credit: AP Photo/Frank Franklin II
Hu Yaouming, unseen, a graduate student who studies at the American Museum of Natural History points to the fossil of a 130 million year-old mammal called…Read More »
Repenomamus robustus with the remains of a very young Psittacosaurus in its stomach Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Scientists say the animal's last meal probably is the first proof that mammals hunted small dinosaurs some 130 million years ago. It contradicts conventional evolutionary theory that early mammals were timid, chipmunk-sized creatures that scurried in the looming shadow of the giant reptiles. For more information, [read the full story.] Less «
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Credit: AP Photo/Karen Tam
The bones and fossilized heart of a 66-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton is shown, Thursday, April 20, 2000, at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences…Read More »
in Raleigh, N.C. The fossilized heart _ with two ventricles and a single aortic stem, shown in the lower- center of the photo, between an apex of shoulder bones, is the first one ever found in a dinosaur. Researchers said it resembles the heart of a mammal or bird more than that of a reptile and leads to the conclusion that some, if not all, dinosaurs were warm-blooded. Less «
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Credit: Oregon State University
According to some scientists, this 220-million-year-old fossil, from the late Triassic era. offers evidence that dinosaurs were not ancestral to birds.…Read More »
An archosaur called Longisquama insignis, a small reptile roughly the size of a mouse, has ignited scientific controversy due to the six vane-like appendages attached to either side of Longisquama's back. Some researchers believe the appendages were non-avian feathers and that early archosaurs were the ancestors of modern birds. Longisquama is controversial because it's not a dinosaur, and most paleontologists believe that birds evolved from dinosaurs. In 1999, a team of scientists who studied the fossil found arresting parallels between the appendages and feathers, most notably, a hollow shaft with a sheath characteristic of modern feathers. Some scientists believe this shows that the genetic and developmental potential to produce feathers was present in these early archosaurs. The team also reached the conclusion that the feathers weren't used for thermoregulation but likely allowed the creature to glide between trees. Less «
Shown above is a picture of dinosaur dung. The photo was taken at St. George, Utah on July 16, 2003.
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A King-Sized Theropod Coprolite
Credit: Photo available at USGS/HVO
Fossil feces from a carnivorous dinosaur. Specimen was found in southwestern Saskatchewan, Canada. Scale bar is 15 centimeters (approximately 6 inches)…Read More »
long. The results of research by Karen Chin, Timothy T. Tokaryk, Gregory M. Erickson, and Lewis C. Calk. Less «
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