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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Earth May Be in Early Days of 6th Mass Extinction
Mass Extinction Elephants
July 28th, 2014
The previous mass extinction, which wiped out the dinosaurs, happened about 65 million years ago, likely from a catastrophic asteroid that collided with Earth. In contrast, the looming sixth mass extinction is linked to human activity.
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Tyrannosaur 'Gangs' Terrorized Ancient Landscape
tyrannosaur track mark
July 23rd, 2014
Parallel Tyrannosaur footprints unearthed in Canada suggest the fearsome predators were pack animals that may have hunted in groups to increase their odds of survival.
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Did All Dinosaurs Sport Feathers? Downy Beast Suggests Yes
New Feathered Dinosaur Species
July 24th, 2014
Steven Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park' might need a little more revising — a newly discovered dinosaur species offers hints that feathers were much more common among the ancient beasts than once thought.
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Newfound Dinosaur Sported 'Wings' on its Head
This artist reconstruction reveals the horned dinosaur <em>Mercuriceratops Gemini</em>, a new species of horned dinosaur that sported winglike ornamentation on the sides of its skull.
June 19th, 2014
Move over Triceratops: There's a new horned dinosaur in town, and its cranial ornamentation is even more impressive than the three-horned dinosaur the world has come to know and love.
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Stolen 'Nest of Dinosaurs' Returned to Mongolia
A photo showing a sample of the dinosaur bones being returned to Mongolia.
July 14th, 2014
More than 18 dinosaur skeletons illegally taken from Mongolia were formally returned to their homeland during a ceremony in New York last week, U.S. authorities announced.
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Warm or Cold? Dinosaurs Had 'In-Between' Blood
Comparative growth rates in vertebrates, including dinosaurs.
June 12th, 2014
Dinosaurs may not have been cold-blooded like modern reptiles or warm-blooded like mammals and birds, but rather had blood that ran neither hot nor cold, but was of a kind of in-between that's rare nowadays, researchers say.
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