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Fossil hints at fuzzy dinosaurs

Fossil hints at fuzzy dinosaurs A discovery in China has prompted researchers to question the scaly image of dinosaurs. Previously, experts thought the first feathered dinosaurs appeared about 150 million years ago, but the find suggests feathers evolved much earlier. This has raised the question of whether many more of the creatures may have been […]

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Deinocheirus

Deinocheirus

Deinocheirus Deinocheirus is a genus of large ornithomimosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous around 70 million years ago. The first known fossil remains of Deinocheirus were discovered by Polish palaeontologist Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska on July 9, 1965 in the Nemegt Formation of Mongolia. In 1970, this specimen became the holotype of the only species within the genus, Deinocheirus mirificus; the […]

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Anhanguera

Anhanguera

Anhanguera Anhanguera¬†was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a¬†dinosaur, though it lived during the same period.¬†Anhanguera¬†lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in South America. The first¬†Anhanguera¬†fossil was discovered in 1985. Anhanguera Facts Lived during the Early Cretaceous Period Lived in what is now known as South America and Australia Was […]

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argentinosaur

We thought we knew the biggest dinosaur ever, but it seems someone else might take its place

It seems¬†T. Rex¬†has probably been sensationalized too much. While the iconic carnivore has been the poster dino for the entire¬†Jurassic Park ¬†franchise, there were creatures that made it look like a pet lizard. Titanosaurs trodden the earth from the Jurassic through the mid-late Cretaceous, leaving behind only fragments of their skeletons for scientists to try […]

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Nigersaurus

Nigersaurus, Fun Facts About It

Nigersaurus¬†is a¬†genus¬†of¬†Diplodocus-like¬†sauropod¬†dinosaur. It lived in the middle of the¬†Cretaceous¬†period in what is now the Republic of¬†Niger. Fossils of this dinosaur were first described in 1976, but it was only named in 1999 after more complete remains were found and described. It Took Scientists Decades to Realize Just How Odd This Critter Was.¬† Nigersaurus¬†received its scientific […]

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Herrerasaurus by Vlad Konstantinov

Herrerasaurus

Herrerasaurus was one of the earliest dinosaurs. Its name means “Herrera’s lizard”, after the rancher who discovered the first specimen in 1958 in South America. All known fossils of this carnivore have been discovered in the Ischigualasto Formation of Carnian age (late Triassic according to the ICS, dated to 231.4 million years ago) in northwestern […]

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Dinosaur With Long Neck

Dinosaurs with long neck Which dinosaur has the longest neck?  Find out who are the long necked dinosaurs, facts, pictures and information about them. Long Neck Dinosaurs When we think of a dinosaurs with long necks then we are usually thinking of members of the (plant eating) sauropod classification of dinosaurs. They have long necks and tails, small […]

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Archelon

Archelon

Archelon Archelon is an extinct marine turtle from the Late Cretaceous, and is the largest turtle ever to have been documented, with the biggest specimen measuring 460 cm (15 ft) from head to tail, 400 cm (13 ft) from flipper to flipper, and 2,200 kg (4,900 lb) in weight. It is known only from the […]

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