The remnants of DNA may lurk in 125 million-year-old dinosaur fossils found in China.
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.
A newly described dinosaur species hailed as "chief dragon" was actually the size of a chicken, and may have been a dwarf.
Two toothy carnivorous dinosaurs with crocodile-type skulls once stalked the riverbanks on England's Isle of Wight, new fossils reveal.
Small-armed, two-legged dinosaurs may have wagged their tails to help them run, for the same reason humans swing their arms, according to a new study.
The discovery of a massive dinosaur jawbone dating to 90 million years ago reveals a previously unknown apex predator that prowled in what is now Uzbekistan.
The largest triceratops in the world, scheduled to be auctioned on Oct. 21, will be on display to the public in Paris beginning Sept. 16.
Scientists discovered cracked tail vertebrae and a large, bony foot tumor in the fossil skeleton of a dinosaur that lived during the Cretaceous.
The chunk of space rock that killed the nonavian dinosaurs may have been a piece of a comet that Jupiter's gravity kicked onto a collision course with Earth.
Paleontologists in Argentina have partially uncovered the remains of what is believed to be the largest animal to ever walk the Earth.
Two dinosaurs that died in China during the Cretaceous were fossilized in 3D — but it probably wasn't a volcanic eruption that killed and preserved them.
The T. rex and Triceratops were discovered in 2006, but this sale marks the first time scientists will be able to study them in detail.
The Carnian Pluvial Event (CPE) ushered in 1 million years of rain and killed as many as 33% of all marine life, a new study suggests.