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 Toothy Mammal Survived Dino Apocalypse
Ancient mammal illustration
October 5th, 2015
A furry, beaverlike mammal that survived the apocalyptic dinosaur-killing space rock that crashed to Earth 66 million years ago hid out in what is now New Mexico, grinding up leafy meals with its enormous molars.
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World's Oldest Sea Turtle Fossil Discovered
Ancient Sea Turtle
September 18th, 2015
The world's oldest sea turtle fossil shows the ancient animal swam the oceans at least 120 million years ago, when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth, according to a recent analysis.
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Ancient Footprints May Show Dinosaur Duo Strolling Along the Beach
dinosaur footprint
August 13th, 2015
About 142 million years ago, two carnivorous dinosaurs wandered along a beach and left their large footprints behind in the sand, a new study finds.
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Photos: Duck-Billed Dinos Found in Alaska
liscomb bed site, duck billed dinosaur
September 22nd, 2015
Researchers have uncovered a newfound species of duck-billed dinosaur in Alaska.
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Dino Down Under Sported Claws the Size of Kitchen Knives
megaraptorid illustration
September 17th, 2015
The largest meat-eating dinosaur ever discovered in Australia had sickle-shaped claws the size of chef's knives, a daunting feature that likely made up for its fairly delicate jaws and small teeth, a new study finds.
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Ancient Reptile with 'Ridiculously Long Neck' Unearthed in Alaska
A depiction of an elasmosaur underwater.
August 4th, 2015
The fossilized remains of an ancient marine reptile with an extremely long neck and paddlelike appendages were recently uncovered in an unlikely place: the side of a cliff in Alaska.
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Velociraptor's Cousin Flaunted Fabulous Feathers, Tiny Arms
Feathered dino
July 16th, 2015
A flamboyant cousin of the fearsome Velociraptor, covered in layers of showy feathers from head to tail, once stalked meaty prey in the forests of what is now northeastern China.
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Brrr! Duck-Billed Dinosaur Lived Through Alaska's Snowy Winters
liscomb bed site, duck-billed dinosaur
September 22nd, 2015
Deep in the dark, snowy wilds of Alaska, a herd of young duck-billed dinosaurs rambled across the frozen Earth. But something cut their lives short, and they remained there, crushed, until scientists discovered their remains, 69 million years later.
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How Armored Dinosaur Got Its Bone-Bashing Tail
September 11th, 2015
Scientists have pieced together how ankylosaurs' weaponized tail clubs evolved, finding that the hammer's "handle" came first.
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Newly Discovered Dinosaur's Powerful Sniffer Helped It Track Prey
Dinosaur S. sullivani
July 31st, 2015
While pursing his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, Steven Jasinski fulfilled a childhood dream: he discovered a brand new dinosaur.
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