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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Sexy Signal? Frill and Horns May Have Helped Dinosaur Communicate
dinosaur frill signals
January 21st, 2016
The fancy frill and cheek horns that adorned the head of a triceratops relative may have helped the dinosaur communicate, possibly acting as a social or sexy signal, a new study suggests.
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Photos: Enormous Titanosaur Invades New York Museum
titanosaur fossils
January 14th, 2016
The cast of an enormous titanosaur skeleton will go on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on Friday.
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Nicolas Cage to Return Dino Skull to Mongolia
December 23rd, 2015
A long, strange journey for the skull of a predatory dinosaur that lived 70 million years ago in Asia comes full circle, as the stolen fossil finally returns to Mongolia.
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Mini T. Rex: 'Welsh Dragon' May Be Earliest Jurassic Dinosaur
jurassic theropod
January 20th, 2016
Two brothers hunting for ichthyosaur fossils along the coast of the United Kingdom came across something far more astounding: The bones of what may be the earliest known dinosaur from the Jurassic period in the U.K., and possibly even the world.
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Dinosaur Tracks Reveal Odd Mating Dance
January 7th, 2016
Meat-eating theropod dinosaurs used fancy footwork to attract mates, new evidence suggests.
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Dinosaur's Curious Back Sail May Have Aided Migration
sail-backed dinosaur
December 16th, 2015
The bizarre rigid "sail" on the back of a newfound species of herbivorous dinosaur may have helped the paleo-beast survive in a variety of climates, a new study finds.
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Spaniel-Size Triceratops Cousin Walked on Its Two Hind Legs
Ceratopsian dinosaur from China
December 9th, 2015
The discovery of a spaniel-size ceratopsian that walked on its two hind legs reveals that Late Jurassic horned dinosaurs were much more diverse than previously thought, a new study finds.
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122-Foot Titanosaur: Staggeringly Big Dino Barely Fits into Museum
titanosaur fossils
January 14th, 2016
An incredibly long-necked dinosaur, with leg bones the size of couches, is so massive that it has invaded not one, but two rooms at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
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Digging Up Dinosaurs: 5 Trends That Will Be Bigger Than T. Rex
Feathered dino
December 31st, 2015
This year, paleontologists made headlines with news of incredible dinosaur findings the world over, and they expect 2016 will hold just as many surprises, scientists told Live Science.
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Dino-Killing Asteroid Impact Triggered Lethal Algal Bloom
asteroid impact
December 14th, 2015
The asteroid that killed the nonavian dinosaurs may have also killed countless marine animals after it triggered a worldwide algal bloom, a new study finds.
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