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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'Jurassic World' Has Awesome Dinos, Iffy Science
Jurassic World velociraptors
June 16th, 2015
But how accurate are the dinosaurs of "Jurassic World"? Live Science asked seven paleontologists to scientifically assess the film and its beastly characters. Their analyses revealed dinosaur faux pas, from the lack of dinosaur feathers to the strangely l
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Beyond Dinosaurs, What Would We Need to Create a Jurassic World?
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June 13th, 2015
No matter how thrilling this movie may be, one question will plague me throughout: where are the dung beetles?
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Triceratops' Teeth Turned Into Slicing Machines While Chewing
triceratops tooth cross section
June 5th, 2015
Triceratops is known for its distinguished trio of horns, but the dinosaur's teeth are just as distinctive, a new study finds.
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Real-Life 'Jurassic World' Dinos May Be 10 Years Off, Scientist Says
Jurassic World
June 16th, 2015
The film "Jurassic World" stars a massive chicken-based dinosaur that was created in a lab. The genetically altered behemoth, dubbed Indominous rex, is fictitious, but one famed dinosaur hunter says the idea is not so far-fetched.
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Were Dinosaurs Warm-Blooded? New Study Fuels Debate
Michael D'Emic with dinosaur bones
June 10th, 2015
Dinosaurs were once thought to be the cold-blooded kings of the Mesozoic era. But new research on their growth rates suggests the prehistoric beasts grew just as fast as mammals, indicating they were warm-blooded creatures.
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Gory Guts: Photos of a T. Rex Autopsy
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June 5th, 2015
Tyrannosaurus rex got first-rate autopsy service from a team of experts that literally dove into the belly of the beast to determine its likely cause of death.
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Interactive Map Lets You Find Dinosaur Tracks, Extinct Volcanoes
Texas Geological Map
June 4th, 2015
Want to trace the footsteps of dinosaurs or pinpoint the exact location of extinct volcanoes? A new interactive geological map of Texas lets people browse everything from where dinos once roamed to the whereabouts of oil and gas formations.
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Paradise Avoided: Why Largest Dinosaurs Skipped the Tropics
dinosaur illustration of carnivores and other reptiles.
June 15th, 2015
Giant dinosaurs steered clear of the tropics for tens of millions of years because wild climate swings there were too much for them to handle, researchers say. The finding could shed light on troubles that climate change might bring in the future.
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Will Dreadnoughtus Dinosaur Lose Its Heavyweight Title?
Dino Drawing
June 10th, 2015
Dreadnoughtus — the immense, long-necked dinosaur recently uncovered in Patagonia — may not be as heavy as scientists once thought, a new study suggests.
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Meet the Guy Who Fake-Dissected a T. Rex
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June 5th, 2015
Tyrannosaurus rex may be long gone from this Earth, but that won't stop special-effects gurus and enthusiastic paleontologists from dissecting one. Live Science talked to one such paleontologist, Matthew Mossbrucker.
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