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Beelzebufo ampinga- Consumer of Dinosaurs

Giant Prehistoric Frog Capable of Tackling Small Dinosaurs Ever since it was formally named and described back in 2008, the beach-ball-sized Late Cretaceous frog Beelzebufo (B. ampinga) has fascinated scientists.  The fossil record of frogs (Order Anura), is very poor, although these small, usually unobtrusive creatures have a long evolutionary history.  Imagine the surprise of

Deltasuchus – Dinosaur Crunching Crocodile

Deltasuchus motherali - Unlocking the Fauna of Appalachia A team of researchers based in the United States have uncovered the remains of an early Late Cretaceous crocodile that is distantly related to modern-day crocodiles.   The discovery comes from the Arlington Archosaur Site, this location is rapidly proving to be one of the best sites

Europe’s Newest Brachiosaur

Soriatitan golmayensis of the Lower Cretaceous of Spain Say hello to Europe's newest member of the Brachiosauridae family - Soriatitan golmayensis, a Sauropod estimated to have been longer than a badminton court!  This new species of herbivorous dinosaur has been described in a scientific paper published in the journal "Cretaceous Research".  The fossil material, consisting of a

66-million-year-old triceratops bones discovered at construction site

3 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

A triceratops fossil unearthed by a construction crew could be the most complete cretaceous dinosaur ever discovered in the Denver-metro area, according to scientists.        

A Titanosaur the Size of a Killer Whale Once Stomped Across Africa

3 weeks agoNews : Trending Now

A humongous "wide-necked" dinosaur — one that weighed as much as two cars — stomped across the landscape of prehistoric Africa during the Cretaceous period, a new study finds. It's not uncommon to unearth titanosaurs in South America,...Show More Summary

The Diversity of Early Cretaceous Feathered Theropods

Wonderful Early Cretaceous Theropod Dinosaur Illustration Sometimes at Everything Dinosaur, we get asked fascinating questions.  For example, we were emailed this week by a fossil collector asking how many different types of feathered dinosaur were there?  That's a question, the answer to which, as new fossil discoveries are made, keeps changing.  Since the discovery of

Rare African Titanosaur Was Among The Smallest Of The Giants

During the Cretaceous Era some 70 to 100 million years ago, long-necked sauropods ruled the Earth. But in Africa, not so much. The discovery of a previously-unknown species of titanosaur in Tanzania expands what we know about dinosaurs...Show More Summary

Damselfly Honours Sir David Attenborough

Mesosticta davidattenboroughi - Sir David's Cretaceous Damselfly Broadcaster, naturalist and all-round good guy, Sir David Attenborough has been honoured yet again by having a newly described species named after him.  This time, it is a new species of Cretaceous damselfly discovered in a piece of Burmese amber (burmite).  Fossils of insects are extremely rare and

David Attenborough gains new species namesake

A new species of damselfly from the Cretaceous period has been named after the iconic naturalist and TV presenter Sir David Attenborough.

A Scale Drawing of the Spinosaurid Suchomimus

Suchomimus Scale Drawing Suchomimus (S. tenerensis) fossils were first found in 1973, but at the time, little was known about spinosaurids.  Recent reviews of the fossil material have placed this dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of Niger within the Spinosauridae, specifically assigned to the Baryonychidae. Show More Summary

Evidence of Iguanodontids from Early Cretaceous Alberta

Fossilised Footprint Hints at Iguanodontids Present in Early Cretaceous Alberta The iguanodontids were one of the most successful groups of Ornithischian dinosaurs to evolve.  These herbivores with their batteries of teeth and the ability to chew their food attained a near global distribution by the late Early Cretaceous. Show More Summary

Incredibly Well-Preserved Fossil Changes Our Understanding Of Armoured Dinosaurs

Fossils don't get much better than this. (Courtesy of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Drumheller, Canada) On a fateful day in the Early Cretaceous, a large, four-legged armoured dinosaur dropped dead on a beach in what is now modern day Alberta. Show More Summary

Cretaceous snails conceal themselves in monuments in Madrid

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) The fountains standing next to the Museo del Prado are built using a sedimentary rock full of gastropod shells from the time of the dinosaurs. These fossils have revealed the origin...Show More Summary

Cretaceous snails conceal themselves in monuments in Madrid

The fountains standing next to the Museo del Prado are built using a sedimentary rock full of gastropod shells from the time of the dinosaurs. These fossils have revealed the origin of the stone: forgotten quarries in Redueña, in the province of Madrid, where the building material for the Fountain of Apollo and the Palacio de las Cortes also came from.

NASA will test its planetary defense network on approaching asteroid

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Whether a potential asteroid strike is a Chelyabinsk chaos-causer or a Cretaceous world-ender, it's definitely an advantage to have some forewarning. NASA has been working towards that goal for years, establishing the Planetary Defense...Show More Summary

Australian Scientists Rediscovered Queensland's Lost Dinosaur

Austrosaurus mckillopi, one of Queensland's long-necked sauropods, has been rediscovered thanks to a team of Australian and British palaeontologists. The Early Cretaceous period (104 million year old)dinosaur was first discovered in 1932 on Kunjen country, northwest of Richmond, Queensland. More »      

Ask Jack: Mustang Salty!

Quick now: Just how full is your refrigerator at this precise moment? I mean, it is kinda full, is it sorta full, is it totally full, is it almost empty, does it have the bachelor’s portion of beer and Cretaceous takeout? The reason I ask is because when I visit my more successful friends I’m […] The post Ask Jack: Mustang Salty! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Tupuxuara Illustration

Flying Reptile Fan Asks for a Tupuxuara Drawing In our bulging email inbox this week, we received a request from an avid fan of prehistoric animals for some more information about the large Early Cretaceous Pterosaur called Tupuxuara.  We don't get too many requests related to this, one of the more bizarre members of the

Cretaceous tanaidaceans took care of their offspring more than 105 million years ago

A scientific team has found the first evidence of parental care in Tanaidaceans, dating back to more than 105 million years, according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports, from Nature group. These new findingsShow More Summary

The National Park That Was Stolen to Death

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

In the Cretaceous period, a landslide in South Dakota buried a lot of cycad plants. They eventually turned to silicate fossils, and gradually, erosion brought them back to the surface of the earth. As the American West was settled, people found them and thought they were pretty neat. Show More Summary

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