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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X-Rays Reveal Rare Croc's Insides
April 3rd, 2014
Scientists put a Siamese crocodile through a CT scanner at an Ohio hospital to get a detailed picture of the endangered animal's insides.
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Mini Arctic T. Rex Relative Discovered
miniature arctic tyrannosaur faces
March 13th, 2014
A pygmy cousin of T. rex has been found on the North Slope of Alaska, where it once lived within the Arctic circle. The dinosaur's small body size may have been an adaption to its seasonal environment.
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Ferocious T. Rex Cousin Was Europe's Largest Land Predator
torvosaurus menaces prey
March 5th, 2014
Scientists have unearthed remnants of the biggest land-based predator in Europe, dubbed Torvosaurus gurneyi. The fearsome creature is a relative of the superpredator T. rex.
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First Dinosaur Fossils from Saudi Arabia Discovered
abelisaur tooth
January 7th, 2014
A plant-eating titanosaur and a sharp-toothed theropod are the first confirmed dinosaur fossils ever found in Saudi Arabia.
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112-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur 'Chase' Reconstructed in 3D
dinosaur track reconstruction
April 2nd, 2014
The overlapping footprints of a long-necked sauropod dinosaur and a meat-eating theropod have been reconstructed in full, 70 years after a portion of the trackway was lost.
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Dinosaur Era Had 5 Times Today's CO2
Stegosaurus in museum
March 24th, 2014
Dinosaurs that roamed the Earth 250 million years ago had five times more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than we have today
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