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's Worst Mass Extinction Preserved Ancient Footprints
February 25th, 2015
Giant reptiles wading into Triassic ocean waves left their tracks on the muddy floor. Scientists have now found a spike in these swim track fossils in the early Triassic — a surprising result they attribute to the previous mass extinction.
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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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Triassic Tracks: Gallery of Ancient Reptiles' Footprints
February 25th, 2015
Giant reptiles wading into Triassic ocean waves left their tracks on the muddy floor. Scientists have now found a spike in these swim track fossils in the early Triassic — a surprising result they attribute to the previous mass extinction.
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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
Ankylosaurus
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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2 Jurassic Mini Mammal Species Discovered in China
An artist's rendition of Agilodocodon scansorius.
February 12th, 2015
Two new species of early mammals were discovered in China: a horny-clawed tree-dweller and a tunnel digger with shovel-like paws.
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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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