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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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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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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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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Insect Family Tree Maps 400-Million-Year Evolution
Green lacewing.
November 6th, 2014
Over 400 million years of evolution have contributed to making insects the most diverse group of animals in the world, a new study finds.
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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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Photos: Incredible Near-Complete Stegosaurus Skeleton
Stegosaurus plates
November 19th, 2014
For the first time nearly 100 years, the almost-complete skeleton of a dinosaur will go on display at the Natural History Museum, in London. The dinosaur, a stegosaurus (Stegosaurus stenops), will be open to the public Dec. 4.
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In Images: The Insect Family Tree
The greenhouse camel cricket.
November 6th, 2014
With over 400 million years of evolution under their belts, it's no wonder that insects are the most diverse group of animals on Earth.
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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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