Smaller dinosaurs

Smaller dinosaurs

Dinosaurs are always evoked as beings of great dimensions, but a large number of species of this type of reptile were not so large. There are dinosaurs of many types, weights, heights and sizes and it should be noted that there were actually more small dinosaurs than huge ones. Small dinosaurs could be even smaller than dogs […]

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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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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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crazy beast

Madagascar’s prehistoric ‘crazy beast’ sheds light on mammalian evolution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A prehistoric opossum-sized critter dubbed the “crazy beast” that inhabited Madagascar at the end of the age of dinosaurs is providing scientists insight into early mammalian evolution even as they scratch their heads over its bewildering anatomy. Researchers on Wednesday described an exquisitely preserved fossil of the plant-eating mammal named Adalatherium hui, […]

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Myths about Velociraptor

Some Myths about Velociraptor

Thanks to the “Jurassic Park” and “Jurassic World” movies, the Velociraptor  is one of the world’s most well-known dinosaurs. However, there’s a huge difference between the Hollywood version of the Velociraptor and the less imposing one familiar to paleontologists. Below you will find some myths about Velociraptor. 1 – It’s no surprise that one of the most popular dinosaurs […]

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