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Jurassic ‘Mega-Carnivore’ Dinosaur Was 4 Times the Size of a Lion

by Luke Higgins
About 200 million years ago, a giant meat-eating dinosaur — one so large it was about twice as long as a giraffe is tall — left behind three-toed footprints as it trekked across the muddy ground, according to a new study. Now,…

This new dinosaur species had massive, scissor-like teeth (including Video)

by Luke Higgins
A 70-million-year old dinosaur species possessed massive, scissor-like chompers that it probably used to gnaw through the tough, fibrous leaves of ancient palm trees. The discovery might help explain how multiple species…

Stunning fossils: The seven most amazing ever found INCREDIBLE IMAGES

by Luke Higgins
1: Discovered: Gobi desert, Mongolia, 1971 Age: 74 million years Location: Mongolian Dinosaur Museum, Ulan Bator They will remain forever locked in mortal combat. The Velociraptor has sunk its deadly foot claw deep into the…

Dinosaur trio roosted together like birds

by Luke Higgins
The fossilized remains of three young dinosaurs who seem to have been snuggled together in sleep have been found in a stone block that poachers hacked out of the Mongolian desert. Researchers say the 70-million-year-old specimens are the first known example of dinosaurs sleeping…

The Making of a Most Extraordinary Fossil

by Luke Higgins
AN ANCIENT PLANET 110-112 MILLION YEARS AGO North America was a very different place, with a large seaway that penetrated the continent’s northern interior. The nodosaur, named Borealopelta markmitchelli, likely lived along its warm, vegetation-rich shoreline, feeding on plants such…

First ‘winged’ mammals flew over dinosaurs inc VIDEO

by Luke Higgins
Fossils of the first "winged" mammals, from 160 million years ago, have been discovered in China. They reveal that mammal ancestors evolved to glide between trees in a similar way to some mammals today. This adds to evidence that mammals were more…

BYE, T-REX: THIS COULD HAVE BEEN THE MOST MONSTROUS DINOSAUR EVER

by Luke Higgins
For anyone who was ever as obsessed with dinosaurs as I was and made them roam the living room carpet (much to your parents' dismay), the Tyrannosaurus was probably your monster piece of prehistoric plastic—but this newly discovered leviathan makes even T-Rex…

Meet Patagotitan, the Biggest Dinosaur Ever Found

by Luke Higgins
A dinosaur that walked the Earth 100 million years ago but wasn’t discovered until 2012 was actually the largest to ever exist, according to a new study. The plant-eating behemoth averaged 122 feet long and weighed 76 tons. The long-necked dinosaur was discovered…

Jurassic crocodile Fossil named after late Motorhead frontman Lemmy

by Luke Higgins
The "Lemmysuchus" - almost twenty feet long - was one of Earth's biggest coastal predators more than 145 million years ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvVCyVQ0uxw Like the hell-raising rocker it is named after, the creature…

Tiny fossil reveals what happened to birds after dinosaurs went extinct

by Luke Higgins
The fossils of a tiny bird found on Native American land in New Mexico are giving scientists big new ideas about what happened after most dinosaurs went extinct. The 62-million-year-old mousebird suggests that, after the great…
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