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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Huge Dinosaur Thighbone Found on Washington Beach
size and placement of the fossil fragment compared to the cast of a Daspletosaurus femur
May 20th, 2015
A fragmented femur bone hidden underwater for millions of years has become the first evidence that a dinosaur once roamed Washington, a new study finds.
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Giant Whales' Mouths Have Unique Nerves: They Stretch
May 7th, 2015
A massive whale's nerves can unfold and recoil like a bungee cord, explaining how they can balloon their mouths while feeding.
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Photos: Top 10 New Species
Phyllodesmium acanthorhinum, slug
May 21st, 2015
A fierce, feathery dinosaur, a parasitic plant and a creepily maternal wasp are among the top 10 species described in 2014.
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Dino-Chicken Gets One Step Closer
Since birds are the only surviving members of the family tree of the dinosaurs, why can't we flip some switches in the genetic code and return a chicken back to its former glory as a dinosaur?
May 19th, 2015
Given the obstacles of modifying a chicken into a dinosaurlike creature, how close are scientists to creating a dino-chicken?
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Photos: 7-Year-Old Boy Discovers T. Rex Cousin
Chilesaurus diegosuarezi teeth
April 27th, 2015
The newfound dinosaur species Chilesaurus diegosuarezi may be a cousin of the notorious Tyrannosaurus rex, but it didn't eat meat, a new study shows.
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Tyrannosaur Skull Bears Scars of Fierce Dino Battle
Tyrannosaur cannibalism
April 9th, 2015
Some 75 million years ago, a towering tyrannosaur may have lit into one of its own species, ripping into its skull and leaving behind jagged scars and deep punctures that have only recently seen the light of day.
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Photos: The First Dino Fossil Found in Washington
The first dinosaur fossil described from Washington State (left) is a portion of a femur leg bone
May 20th, 2015
The finding of an 80-million-year-old femur bone has inducted Washington state into the dinosaur club, a new study finds.
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Chicken Embryos With Dinosaur Snouts Created in Lab
An artist rendition of the non-avian dinosaur Anchiornis (left) and a tinamou, a primitive modern bird (right), with snouts rendered transparent to show the premaxillary and palatine bones.
May 12th, 2015
Chicks with dino-snouts? With a little molecular tinkering, for the first time scientists have created chicken embryos with broad, Velociraptor-like muzzles in the place of their beaks. The results shed new light on how the bird beak evolved.
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Bizarre Cousin of T. Rex Was a Vegetarian
Chilesaurus diegosuarezi Image
April 27th, 2015
A 7-year-old boy spotted fossils of a wacky dinosaur related to T. rex that didn't share the infamous carnivore's appetite for meat, and instead the 9.8-foot-long (9 meters) dinosaur munched on plants
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