Dangerous dinos came out after dark

Scientists could see it in their eyes — or rather, the bone around them

By Daniel Strain, 14:50 PM April 14, 2011

As if velociraptors weren’t scary enough. A new analysis of dinosaur-era skulls suggests that at least one of these birdlike predators, along with many of its ancient brethren, hunted by night. 

Not all extinct archosaurs — dinosaurs and their close relatives — loved to bask in the sun. Like other animal groups, these ancient creatures were up at all hours, researchers from the University of California, Davis report online April 14 in Science. And just like modern mammals, predatory dinos ...

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