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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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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Geek Tourist: 6 Summer Trips for Science-Lovers
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May 24th, 2014
If lazing on the beach isn't your idea of summer fun, never fear. We've rounded up a list of science-based summer vacation destinations all over the United States.
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Fossils of Dinosaur-Era Forest Fire Discovered in Canada
June 5th, 2014
In the prairies of southern Saskatchewan, Canada, scientists discovered evidence of a 66-million-year-old forest fire locked in stone. Fossilized plants show that forests bounced back from wildfires much like they do today.
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Closest Living Relative of Ancient Elephant Bird Is Tiny
An adult brown kiwi ( Apteryx australis ) beside the egg of a huge elephant bird ( Aepyornis maximus ).
May 22nd, 2014
Ostriches and their flightless relatives like elephant birds are found across the globe not because continental drift forced them apart, but rather, the ancestors of these birds spread across the world through flight, and only later became flightless.
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One of World's Biggest Dinosaurs Unearthed in Argentina
May 19th, 2014
The bones of seven huge dinosaurs that each weighed more than a dozen elephants and had femurs bigger than a human adult have been discovered in Argentina, scientists announced.
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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 Skull of Long-Clawed, Ostrichlike Dinosaur Recovered
Here, the quarry in the Gobi Desert where one of the Deinocheirus dinosaur specimens was found.
May 20th, 2014
Recovered after being stolen by poachers in the Gobi Desert, a fossilized skull and foot bones tell paleontologists more about a bizarre dinosaur named Deinocheirus that sported foot-long claws.
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