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Injured dinosaur left behind unusual footprints

A set of dinosaur footprints in Spain has unusual features because the dinosaur that made the tracks had an injured foot, according to a study …

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Dense bones allowed Spinosaurus to hunt underwater

Spinosaurus is the largest predatory dinosaur known — over two metres longer than the longest Tyrannosaurus rex – but the way it hunted has been …

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Dinosaur faces and feet may have popped with colour

Most birds aren’t as colorful as parrots or peacocks. But if you look beyond the feathers, bright colors on birds aren’t hard to find: Think …

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New species of iguanodontian dinosaur discovered from Isle of Wight

Scientists from the Natural History Museum and University of Portsmouth have described a new genus and species of dinosaur from a specimen found on the …

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Tiny pterosaurs dominated Cretaceous skies

The newly hatched juveniles of large and gigantic pterosaurs likely outcompeted other smaller adult pterosaur species to dominate the Late Cretaceous period around 100 million …

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First dinosaur era crab fully preserved in amber discovered

Fossils trapped in amber provide a unique snapshot of the anatomy, biology, and ecology of extinct organisms. The most common fossils found in amber, which …

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Two new species of large predatory dinosaur discovered on Isle of Wight, UK

A new study led by palaeontologists at the University of Southampton suggests that bones found on the Isle of Wight belong to two new species …

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Modern snakes evolved from a few survivors of dino-killing asteroid

A new study suggests that all living snakes evolved from a handful of species that survived the giant asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs …

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Discovery of prehistoric mammals suggests rapid evolution of mammals after dinosaur extinction

Research published today in the peer-reviewed Journal of Systematic Palaeontology describes the discovery of three new species of ancient creatures from the dawn of modern …

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