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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Wacky Humpbacked Dinosaur Looked Like 'Star Wars' Creature
deinocheirus mirificus illustration
October 22nd, 2014
A duck-billed, humpback, ostrichlike dinosaur has been unearthed in Mongolia at a site illegally excavated by poachers.
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Tiny Bite Marks Reveal Afterlife of an Ichthyosaur
A bone fragment from an ichthyosaur
September 16th, 2014
Scientists found traces of scavenging on the bones from a fossilized ichthyosaur from the late Jurassic.
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Newfound South American Predator Snacked on Little Dinosaurs
The predatory dinosaur <em>Tachiraptor admirabilis</em>, unearthed in Venezuela, attacking the herbivorous dinosaur <em>Laquintasaura</em>.
October 7th, 2014
The two-legged beast may have chomped on smaller dinosaurs and lizards some 200 million years ago, while living in an ancient rift valley, dotted with erupting volcanoes and once thought too inhospitable for dinosaur life.
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No Single Missing Link Between Birds and Dinosaurs, Study Finds
modern birds and dinosaur
September 25th, 2014
Birds didn't evolve in one fell swoop from their dinosaur ancestors, suggests a newly constructed dinosaur family tree showing our feathery friends evolved very gradually, at first.
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First Swimming Dinosaur Was 'Half-Duck, Half-Crocodile'
skeletal reconstruction of Spinosaurus aegyptiacus.
September 11th, 2014
The iconic Spinosaurus, a dinosaur known largely from bones destroyed in a World War II bombing, was adapted for life in the water, new research finds. This beast was "half-duck, half-crocodile," the researchers added.
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Rare Evolutionary Twist Morphed Dino Arms into Bird Wings
a series of images of the ulnare bone
September 30th, 2014
When dinosaurs evolved into birds, they adapted their bones in order to take flight. Now, a new study explains how the nine bones of the dinosaur wrist turned into four bones in modern birds.
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Super Schnozzle: Dinosaur with Exceptionally Large Nose Discovered
illustration of big-nosed hadrosaur named Rhinorex condrupus.
September 22nd, 2014
The plant-eating dinosaur, which sported some of the largest nasal passages of any dinosaur, may have been killed by a giant crocodile 75 million years ago. The croc attack would have led to the quick death and burial of the beast.
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