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Sports Are Hard Enough Without Competing Against Dinosaurs

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

And now, competing for Team Cretaceous, it’s Parasaurolophus!

Kollikodon ritchiei: a Second Specimen of the Rare Australosphenidan Mammal Found, Sister Group to Monotremes

The upper dentition and relationships of the enigmatic Australian Cretaceous mammal Kollikodon ritchiei Authors:Pian et alAbstract:Mesozoic mammals from Australia are rare, so far only known from the Early Cretaceous, and most are poorly represented in terms of dentitions much less cranial material. Show More Summary

Horned Dinosaur Tooth Discovered in Northern Mississippi

Horned Dinosaurs Roamed Appalachia For much of the Cretaceous, North America was split into two landmasses by a huge sea (the Western Interior Seaway), much is known about the variety of dinosaurs that roamed the land to the west of this seaway (Laramidia), we have the Cretaceous rock formations of New Mexico, Utah, Montana and […]

Ceratopsian Tooth Found in Cretaceous Mississippi

Paleontologists have discovered Mississippi's first horned dinosaur fossil in a creek bed in New Albany.According to George Phillips, the Paleontology Curator at the Museum of Natural Science, paleontologists were searching for fossils of prehistoric crabs and mollusks, when they came across the tooth of a Ceratopsidae, or horned dinosaur. Show More Summary

Murusraptor barrosaensis: a new megaraptorid Theropod From Cretaceous Argentina

A new species of megaraptorid dinosaur discovered in Patagonia may help discern the evolutionary origins of the megaraptorid clade, according to a study published July 20, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Rodolfo Coria from...Show More Summary

The Deccan Traps and the Extraterrestrial Impact Responsible for Dinosaur Demise

Temperature Spikes Point to Two Events Causing End Cretaceous Mass Extinction A study of the fossilised shells of several species of bivalves that existed towards the end of the Cretaceous suggests two distinct phases of global warming occurred that instigated mass extinctions.  Scientists have debated how much of an impact the eruption of the Deccan […]

A Pack of These Newly Discovered Dinosaurs Could Seriously Damage a T-Rex

Researchers have discovered fossils of a carnivorous dinosaur, known as Murusraptor Barrosaensis, that lived around 80 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period.

Imagine Coming Face-to-Face With This Horrifying ‘Megaraptor’

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Despite their diminutive size, raptors were among the most terrifying dinosaurs to menace the Cretaceous Period. But as the discovery of a new dinosaur called Murusraptor shows, their plus-sized versions, aptly known as “megaraptors,” were considerably worse. Read more...

Soot may have killed off the dinosaurs and ammonites

A new hypothesis on the extinction of dinosaurs and ammonites at the end of the Cretaceous Period has been proposed by a research team from Tohoku University and the Japan Meteorological Agency's Meteorological Research Institute. The...Show More Summary

Soot may have killed off the dinosaurs and ammonites

A new hypothesis on the extinction of dinosaurs and ammonites at the end of the Cretaceous Period has been proposed by a research team.

Gualicho shinyae: a Neovenatorid Carcharodontosaurian Theropod With a Tyrannosaur-like Hand From Cenomanian Cretaceous Argentina

An Unusual New Theropod with a Didactyl Manus from the Upper Cretaceous of Patagonia, ArgentinaAuthors:Apesteguía et alAbstract:BackgroundLate Cretaceous terrestrial strata of the Neuquén Basin, northern Patagonia, Argentina have yielded a rich fauna of dinosaurs and other vertebrates. Show More Summary

Evidence of a Supervolcano Eruption From Albian Cretaceous Australia

The answers are blowin' in the wind: Ultra-distal ashfall zircons, indicators of Cretaceous super-eruptions in eastern GondwanaAuthors:Barham et alAbstract:An Early Cretaceous siliceous large igneous province (SLIP) that developed on the eastern margin of Gondwana produced some of the most voluminous siliceous volcaniclastic deposits known globally. Show More Summary

Mapping the Fossils and Meteorites in London’s Architecture

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

The building blocks of urban landscape are often riddled with fossils, with Jurassic reptile bones and Cretaceous sea creatures sometimes emerging from the stone surfaces.

Electroblemma bifid: A Bizarre ARMORED Spider in Amber From Cenomanian Cretaceous Myanmar

A bizarre armoured spider (Araneae: Tetrablemmidae) from Upper Cretaceous Myanmar amberAuthors:Selden et alAbstract:A new genus and species of tetrablemmid spider, Electroblemma bifida n. gen. et sp., is described, from two adult males found in Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian) amber of Myanmar. Show More Summary

A New Type of Horned Dinosaur Named “Hannah”

“Hannah” A New Species of Late Cretaceous Ceratopsian PhD student Scott Persons (University of Alberta, Canada) is one of that admirable breed of young scientists, someone who simply exudes enthusiasm and passion for his work.  In the summer of 2015, at a dig site just outside the Dinosaur Provincial Park, Scott spotted the large nasal […]

News Post: Within

2 months agoWeb / Webcomics : Penny Arcade!

Tycho: I knew that something strange was going on when I saw that Gabriel had slunk onto Xbox Live. What strange force could compel him? It was Playdead’s Inside, and they made Limbo back in the Cretaceous, so, you know. It’s a pretty fuckin’ strange force. Show More Summary

Evidence of Parasites in Hadrosaurs From Campanian Cretaceous Canada

Trace fossils of possible parasites inside the gut contents of a hadrosaurid dinosaur, Upper Cretaceous Judith River Formation, MontanaAuthors:Tweet et alAbstract:Tiny sinuous trace fossils have been found within probable gut contents...Show More Summary

Late Cretaceous Dinosaur Diorama

North America in the Late Cretaceous Some of the most famous dinosaurs of all came from the Late Cretaceous of North America, famous formations such as the Hell Creek Formation of Montana.  Model maker Robert Townsend has put together a substantial prehistoric animal themed diorama that illustrates this time in our Earth’s history.  For fans […]

Eutherian Mammals (Placentals) Evolved Faster Right After Dinosaurs Went Extinct

Eutherians experienced elevated evolutionary rates in the immediate aftermath of the Cretaceous–Palaeogene mass extinctionAuthors:Halliday et alAbstract:The effect of the Cretaceous–Palaeogene (K–Pg) mass extinction on the evolution of many groups, including placental mammals, has been hotly debated. Show More Summary

Bird wing trapped in amber

2 months agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Found in a Burmese amber mine: The two new samples, weighing in at only 0.06 and 0.3 ounces (1.6 and 8.51 grams), contain bone structure, tracts of feathers, and soft tissue. They are the first Cretaceous plumage samples to be studied...Show More Summary

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