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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Dinosaurs Migrated Out of Europe as Ancient Supercontinent Broke Up
Dinosaur Herd
April 29th, 2016
Between 230 million and 66 million years ago, dinosaurs plodded across the supercontinent Pangea, and migrated from Europe to other parts of the world. Now, researchers have visually mapped this incredible migration.
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Dinosaur Decline Started Long Before Asteroid Impact
Asteroids headed toward Earth
April 19th, 2016
The dinosaurs — the so-called tyrants of the Mesozoic era — weren't exactly thriving during their last few million years on Earth, a new study finds.
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Is It Possible to Clone a Dinosaur?
An illustration of a T. rex head in a storm.
April 28th, 2016
Apologies to people keen on reviving extinct dinosaurs, but researchers have never recovered dinosaur DNA, which is necessary for cloning. But, intriguingly, they have found fragments of mystery DNA in dinosaur bone, experts told Live Science.
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What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?
An illustration of Tyrannosaurus rex trying to escape the fire and heat from a meteorite crash.
April 5th, 2016
A project under way off the coast of Mexico may finally resolve a longstanding controversy.
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From Brains to Brawn: How T. Rex Became King of the Dinosaurs
Uzbek tyrannosaur, tyrannosaur relative
March 14th, 2016
The skull of a horse-size dinosaur, a distant relative of the colossal Tyrannosaurus rex, suggests that braininess was behind the beast's rise to dominance millions of years ago.
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Small-Brained Titanosaur Had Super Senses
how sarmientosaurus musacchioi lived
April 26th, 2016
The teeny-tiny head of a ginormous, long-necked titanosaur is revealing secrets about the massive, 95-million-year-old paleo beast, a new study finds.
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Lap Dinos? Gigantic Sauropods Started Out Chihuahua-Size
baby dinosaur
April 21st, 2016
About 67 million years ago, a baby sauropod dinosaur with a long skinny neck, a slender tail and a little head died of starvation during a prehistoric drought.
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Roaring & Soaring: New Exhibit Explores the Dinosaur-Bird Connection
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March 17th, 2016
The asteroid that slammed into Earth 65.5 million years ago killed most, but not all, of the dinosaurs. Those that survived were a feathered lot, and they're still around today, a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York reveals.
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