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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Buried or Open? Ancient Eggshells Reveal Dinosaur Nesting Behaviors
Nesting dinosaurs illustration
November 25th, 2015
The fragile remains of 150-million-year-old eggshells are helping researchers figure out what kinds of nests dinosaurs created for their eggs, according to a new study.
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Photos: Digging Up "Superduck," a New Hadrosaur
Elizabeth Freedman Fowler, the paleontologist who led the team
November 18th, 2015
A subtle skull slope identifies a new dinosaur species as a direct link between a predecessor with a flat skull and later relatives with dramatic paddle-shaped crests.
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66-Million-Year-Old Giant Raptor Fossils Found in South Dakota
Dakotaraptor illustration
November 3rd, 2015
Sixty-six million years ago, a giant raptor with feathered arms chased prey around the ancient South Dakotan landscape, a new study finds.
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'The Good Dinosaur': Could Humans and Dinos Coexist?
The Good Dinosaur
November 21st, 2015
What if the dinosaur-killing asteroid never slammed into Earth and the paleo-beasts weren't vanquished from our planet 66 million years ago? That's the hypothetical that forms the basis of Pixar's "The Good Dinosaur," set to hit theaters on Nov. 25.
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Open Wide! Dinosaurs' Jaw Stretch Linked to Feeding Habits
November 17th, 2015
How far could T. rex's jaws stretch? A new study has answers about the breaking point for this dinosaur’s bite.
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Cannibal Tyrannosaurs: Proof May Be in a Gnawed Bone
Tyrannosaur long bone
November 2nd, 2015
Sixty-six million years ago, a tyrannosaur may have sunk its sharp and serrated teeth into the bones of another tyrannosaur, new research suggests.
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Baby Duck-Billed Dinos Unearthed in 'Dragon's Tomb' Nest
Baby Hadrosaurs
October 14th, 2015
A cluster of baby duck-billed dinosaurs was uncovered in a slab of rock from a fossil-rich part of Mongolia known as "Dragon's Tomb."
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Getting a Head: 'Superduck' Dinosaur Shows How Dino Crests Evolved
November 19th, 2015
A subtle skull slope identifies a new dinosaur species as a direct link between a predecessor with a flat skull and later relatives with dramatic paddle-shaped crests.
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Rare Dinosaur Find: Fossil Covered in Feathers, Skin
Alberta dinosaur illustration
November 5th, 2015
The skeleton of a heavily feathered, ostrichlike dinosaur has "unparalleled" fossilized feathers and skin — anatomical features that aren't usually preserved in dinosaur remains, a new study reports.
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Dinosaur's Tail Whips Could Have Cracked Sound Barrier
dinosaur tail
October 21st, 2015
When an Apatosaurus dinosaur slapped its impressively long tail onto the ground, other beasts likely listened. Turns out, the long-necked dino may have broken the sound barrier with its tail whips more than 150 million years ago.
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