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'Missing link' bolsters bold theory on dino evolution

Paris - An oddball, vegetarian dinosaur with the silhouette of a flesh-ripping velociraptor, whose fossilised remains were unearthed in southern Chile 13 years ago, is a missing link in dino evolution, researchers said Wednesday.

Dinosaurs beheaded at Australian museum

Sydney - Three model raptors at Australia's national dinosaur museum have been beheaded by mystery vandals who scaled a fence and removed the parts using an angle grinder or hacksaw, police said Tuesday.

New dinosaur species named after Ghostbusters

Toronto - A new type of dinosaur, belonging to the anklylosaurids, has been named by Canadian researchers. For the naming of the large, armored creature inspiration has been though from the movie Ghostbusters.

Dino rib yields evidence of oldest soft tissue remains

Paris - The rib of a long-necked, plant-eating dinosaur that lived 195 million years ago has yielded what may be the oldest remains of soft tissue ever recovered, scientists said Tuesday.

London says goodbye to Dippy after 100 years

London - For over one hundred years a skeletal reconstruction of a life-size Diplodocus has stood in the entrance of London’s Natural History Museum. Dubbed ‘Dippy’, the model is now going on a national tour.

Feathered dinosaur tail found preserved in amber

Paleontologists have discovered a "beautiful" specimen of a dinosaur tail encased in amber. It is one of the best preserved specimens ever discovered and offers new clues about dinosaurs.

Brazil's biggest dinosaur found after passing 60 years in cupboard

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil just found its biggest ever dinosaur -- in a storage cupboard.

Paleontologists discover dinosaur as long as 3 city buses

New York - At 122 feet long, this enormous dinosaur is the largest ever discovered. It's so big, in fact, that it doesn't completely fit inside the gallery at the American Museum of Natural History.

New species of dinosaur discovered in Alaska

According to a new report that was published on Tuesday, researchers have unearthed a new species of plant-eating dinosaur.

Brontosaurus dino name back in fashion

The name Brontosaurus, formerly used to describe a family of huge dinosaurs, has been returned to use after being mothballed more than a century ago.

Time-lapse shows museum rebuilding Stegosaurus dinosaur skeleton

It is the most complete Stegosaurus dinosaur on the planet, 85 percent intact. Sex unknown they branded it a she, Sophie the Stegosaurus, the very real skeleton of a dinosaur that lived 150 million years ago, give or take a million or more.

Fossil at Dinosaur National Monument damaged by alleged thief

Jensen - Rangers at Dinosaur National Monument are searching for leads regarding a possible thief who damaged a dinosaur fossil at the famed monument which is located on the Utah-Colorado border.

Jeff Goldblum escapes T-Rex in 'Jurassic Park' wedding photo

Toronto - After becoming famous for his researcher role in Jurassic Park, actor Jeff Goldblum escaped another dinosaur in a recent wedding photo.

Man to serve 3 months in jail for smuggling dinosaur skeleton

A Virginia fossils dealer was sentenced to three months in prison for smuggling a Tyrannosaurus skeleton out of Mongolia.

'Biggest dinosaur ever' discovered

Trelew - Fossilized bones of a dinosaur believed to be the largest creature ever to walk the Earth have been unearthed in Argentina. Based on its huge thigh bones, it was 40 meters (130 feet) long and 20 meters (65 feet) tall.

Prehistoric 'chicken like' dinosaur discovered

Paleontologists have described a new species of birdlike dinosaur. The newly discovered creature has been named Anzu wyliei. More terrifyingly it resembles a giant, monster chicken.

Researchers discover mini T. rex, the 'polar bear lizard'

Researchers in Texas have come up with a new idea of what fossils discovered in the Arctic three decades ago could be. Initially thought to belong to a whale, it is now considered to be a miniature version of the Tyrannosaurs rex.

Huge new dinosaur in Portugal was predator king

Washington - A new dinosaur species discovered in Portugal dominated the food chain 150 million years ago -- the Tyrannosaurus Rex of its time, researchers said.

Dinosaur skin color revealed for the first time

Stockholm - Scientists have recovered original skin pigments from three ancient marine reptile fossils. For first time the best assessment yet of the color of dinosaur skin has been made.

Thousands of dinosaur footprints found in Bari, Italy (video)

Bari - Back in October last year, thousands of dinosaur tracks were discovered in Bari in southern Italy. Starting this week, a survey has begun with the idea of turning the area into a major tourist attraction.

Paleontologists find abandoned nests of dinosaur eggshells

Paleontologists working in Portugal have found a nest of abandoned dinosaur eggshells. The remains are estimated to be about 150 million years old.

Unknown new dinosaur found in Hungary

Veszpr - A new dinosaur find from 85 million years ago, in the late Cretaceous Period, Pannoniasaurus inexpectatus, has been discovered in western Hungary.

Researchers say oldest dinosaur fossils found in Tanzania

Paleontologists have identified what they believe to be the oldest dinosaur fossils in existence. This new dinosaur discovery possibly challenges current beliefs on dinosaur history.

Dinosaur skull seized from Wyoming home

Federal agents seized a dinosaur skull that is related to a Mongolia smuggling investigation from a home located in Wyoming .

Paleontologists: Triceratops dinosaur skeleton a major discovery

The finding of a nearly complete skeleton of a triceratops dinosaur near Drumheller, Alberta in Canada is a major discovery, say scientists from a paleontology museum. A few bones were first seen by an alert former museum employee on a hill near a road.

New dinosaur species found in Argentina, link to modern day birds

Scientists in Argentina have announced the discovery of a new dinosaur species. Paleontologists believe this finding could be the oldest link to modern-day birds.

Dino flatulence may have had effect on climate, study suggests

A study conducted by the journal Current Biology suggests that dinosaur flatulence may have been a source of global warming.

Dino flatulence may have had effect on climate, study suggests

A study conducted by the journal Current Biology suggests that dinosaur flatulence may have been a source of global warming.

Fossilized 'dinosaur eggs' excavated in Chechnya?

Locals in Russia's Republic of Chechnya are excited that 'dinosaur eggs' have been discovered, but scientists remain doubtful.

T. Rex relative found with feathers like a baby chick

Jinzhou - It's as long as a school bus, weighs over a ton and has terrifying dagger-like teeth to devour its prey. That's the sort of tyrannosaur we all know, but did you know it was fuzzy? New specimens dug up in northeastern China yield a surprising discovery.
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Illustration of Apatosaurus louisae.
Illustration of Apatosaurus louisae.
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The first non-avialan theropod fragments preserved in amber are described.
The first non-avialan theropod fragments preserved in amber are described.
Elsevier Ltd. / Current Biology
The Paleontological Laboratory of Teruel s Dinopolis Foundation put the skull of Turiasaurus riodeve...
The Paleontological Laboratory of Teruel's Dinopolis Foundation put the skull of Turiasaurus riodevensis was put on display on Tuesday.
Agencia EFE, S.A.
Psittacosaurus skeleton
Psittacosaurus skeleton
The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis
Allosaurus  a dinosaur that lived 155 to 150 million years ago during the late Jurassic period.
Allosaurus, a dinosaur that lived 155 to 150 million years ago during the late Jurassic period.
Handout given by Natural History Museum in London that depicts Nyasasaurus parringtoni  believed to ...
Handout given by Natural History Museum in London that depicts Nyasasaurus parringtoni, believed to be the oldest dinosaur
Natural History Museum, London/Mark Witton
50-vertebrae dinosaur fossil found in Mexico
50-vertebrae dinosaur fossil found in Mexico
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50-vertebrae tail fossil of a dinosaur found in Mexico
50-vertebrae tail fossil of a dinosaur found in Mexico
INAH
This photo shows the damage done to the fossil humerus of a sauropod dinosaur.
This photo shows the damage done to the fossil humerus of a sauropod dinosaur.
The National Park Service
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Dippy the dinosaur became an iconic representation of the museum  and has featured in many cartoons ...
Dippy the dinosaur became an iconic representation of the museum, and has featured in many cartoons and other media, including the 1975 Disney comedy One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing.
Natural History Museum, London
Artist s conception of Turiasaurus riodevensis  Europe s largest dinosaur yet.
Artist's conception of Turiasaurus riodevensis, Europe's largest dinosaur yet.
AAAS/Science & Carin L. Cain
The skull of Yutyrannus Huali  showing the unique rippled crest that runs from its nose to its foreh...
The skull of Yutyrannus Huali, showing the unique rippled crest that runs from its nose to its forehead.
Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology
Portsmouth dinosaur
Portsmouth dinosaur
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Ichthyosaurs dominated the oceans from 245 to 90 million years ago  abundant in the Jurassic period.
Ichthyosaurs dominated the oceans from 245 to 90 million years ago, abundant in the Jurassic period.
Heinrich Harder
Tyrannosaurus rex. Non-avian dinosaurs died out in the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event at th...
Tyrannosaurus rex. Non-avian dinosaurs died out in the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous period. (An example of pruning the tree of life).
David.Monniaux
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Cryolophosaurus was a top of the line predator in Gondwana
Cryolophosaurus was a top of the line predator in Gondwana
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An artist s view of the  dragon dinosaur  Qijianglong guokr
An artist's view of the 'dragon dinosaur' Qijianglong guokr
Via University of Alberta

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