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    'Frankenstein' dinosaur was a mash-up of meat eater and plant eater

    Frankensaurus did exist. But don’t worry — the sharp-clawed creature was a vegetarian.

    Bones found in Chile reveal a bizarre new dinosaur that had a hodgepodge of anatomical features. Based on an ancestry that links it to Tyrannosaurus rex, Chilesaurus diegosuarezi should have been a meat eater, but preferred plants instead, researchers report April 27 in Nature. The discovery supports...

    04/27/2015 - 11:00 Paleontology
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    Stegosaurus landed a low blow in dino brawl

    VANCOUVER — In a story worthy of CSI: Jurassic Period, researchers have solved the mystery of what killed a predatory allosaurus dinosaur 147 million years ago.

    The allosaurus fossil contains a circular hole in its pelvis flanked by a well-preserved, fist-sized abscess where the infected wound spread. The only murder weapon around that time that would create the circular hole...

    10/22/2014 - 15:19 Paleontology
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    Lost-and-found dinosaur thrived in water

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    Fossils brought together by unlikely chances now suggest that the sail-backed Spinosaurus was no mere wade-in-the-water fish-catcher. Instead, it is the only known dinosaur that routinely took to the water.  

    Plenty of big reptiles plied prehistoric waters, but they weren’t dinosaurs. Some dinos clearly ate fish, but that doesn’t mean they swam much.  

    Now...

    09/11/2014 - 14:00 Paleontology, Animals, History of Science
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    Contender for world’s oldest dinosaur identified

    What may be the most ancient dinosaur ever found — or at least a very close relative to the oldest currently known examples — could push the appearance of the awesome beasts back to 243 million years ago.

    Paleontologist Rex Parrington of the University of Cambridge in England discovered the fossil in the early 1930s, preserved in a rock formation known as the Manda Beds in...

    12/05/2012 - 16:18 Life & Evolution
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    T. rex has another fine, feathered cousin

    From 125-million-year-old rocks, scientists have unearthed the remains of a new species of extensively feathered dinosaurs that weighed up to about 1,400 kilograms and stretched 9 meters from nose to tail.

    The fossils, from one adult and two younger dinos, were unearthed in northeast China, a region known for keeping soft tissues of ancient animals well-...

    04/04/2012 - 17:03 Paleontology, Life & Evolution