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.
The discovery of predatory dinosaurs in marine sediments in Morocco suggests life was abundant and diversifying at the end of the Cretaceous period.
Dinosaurs may have ruled Earth for over 160 million years because the way they walked gave them a big advantage during the drying climate of the Triassic.
Researchers measured the temperature of the Chicxulub crater 66 million years ago, unlocking mysteries of the dinosaur-dooming mass extinction event.
What was the typical life span of a dinosaur? It depends on the size and species, of course.
The robot faced up against grasshopper prey. But did the dinosaur it mimics actually eat insects?
Scientists spent years retrieving fossils of the Cretaceous sauropod, which they've named Sidersaura, or "star lizard."
A "chicken from hell" dinosaur that lived just before the asteroid struck has been discovered in South Dakota.
The newly identified tyrannosaur species is the closest known relative of T. rex and could have been even larger than the famous dinosaur king.
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