Dinosaurs: News & Pictures of Dinosaur Types

Dinosaurs types are many and varied, from small bird-like creatures to the largest animals ever to walk on Earth. The subject of blockbuster films, history museum exhibits and much more, dinosaurs continue to interest people today after first appearing approximately 230 million years ago. These vertebrate animals dominated the land for more than 160 million years before experiencing a catastrophic extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period 65 million years ago. The first dinosaur was recognized in the 19th century and ever since, dinosaurs have been the source of many questions. What contributed to the rapid extinction of the dinosaur? What do the latest fossil findings reveal about the dinosaur and its way of life? How is the modern bird connected to these prehistoric creatures? Could dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus Rex and Brontosaurus really be brought back to life with mosquito DNA? Inside you'll find dinosaur news & features, along with plenty of pictures.
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Ancient Knife-Toothed Reptile Is Crocodile Cousin
prehistoric reptile fossil
January 21st, 2015
The fossil of a prehistoric 9-foot-long (2.7 meters) carnivorous reptile that had sharp, serrated teeth is helping researchers fill out the early branches of the reptile family tree, according to a new study.
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'Jurassic World' Guesses On Dinosaur Sounds, Experts Say
Jurassic World Movie stadium with dinosaur
December 29th, 2014
The new "Jurassic World" movie trailer features growling, grunting and shrieking dinosaurs. These bellows may make for good entertainment at theaters, but do paleontologists actually know how dinosaurs sounded?
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Photos: Incredible Near-Complete Stegosaurus Skeleton
Stegosaurus plates
November 19th, 2014
For the first time nearly 100 years, the almost-complete skeleton of a dinosaur will go on display at the Natural History Museum, in London. The dinosaur, a stegosaurus (Stegosaurus stenops), will be open to the public Dec. 4.
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Aww! Primordial Reptile Fossils Show Mother Caring for Babies
reptile parental care
January 17th, 2015
The fossilized remains of a small aquatic reptile surrounded by six babies suggest that the extinct animal was caring for the little ones when they died, a new study finds.
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Giant Armored Dinosaurs Breathed Through 'Krazy Straw' Airways
November 8th, 2014
The bizarre, convoluted nasal passages of tanklike armored dinosaurs may have helped the animals cool the blood headed to their tiny brains, preventing overheating.
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Wacky Humpbacked Dinosaur Looked Like 'Star Wars' Creature
deinocheirus mirificus illustration
October 22nd, 2014
A duck-billed, humpback, ostrichlike dinosaur has been unearthed in Mongolia at a site illegally excavated by poachers.
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Rare Stegosaurus Skeleton to Debut at London Museum
Stegosaurus before mount
November 19th, 2014
A rare skeleton of a nearly 10-foot-tall (3 meters), 150-million-year-old Stegosaurus will be unveiled at the Natural History Museum in London next month.
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Insect Family Tree Maps 400-Million-Year Evolution
Green lacewing.
November 6th, 2014
Over 400 million years of evolution have contributed to making insects the most diverse group of animals in the world, a new study finds.
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