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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

last weekHumor / 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

Explosive Radiation of Bird Species After Dinosaur Demise

Birds Evolved Very Rapidly after Cretaceous Mass Extinction The discovery of the fragmentary remains of a tiny bird is helping scientists to piece together the evolution of modern types of bird.  It seems that the Aves (birds), were very quick off the mark after the demise of the dinosaurs and the flying reptiles at the

Tyrannosaurs Roamed Late Cretaceous Japan

Large Theropod Tooth Indicates Tyrannosaurs Roamed Japan Researchers have identified a single, shed Theropod tooth that indicates that large Tyrannosaurs roamed the land that we now know as Japan some 80 million years ago.  The single tooth is very characteristic of a member of the Tyrannosauridae family, however, it is not possible to identify a

Extinction, dissolution, and possible ocean acidification prior to the Cretaceous/Paleogene (K/Pg) boundary in the tropical Pacific

Biotic perturbations and changes in ocean circulation during the Maastrichtian stage of the latest Cretaceous raise questions about whether the biosphere was preconditioned for the end-Cretaceous mass extinction of calcareous plankton. Show More Summary

Rebor Carnotaurus Dinosaur Model Reviewed

Rebor "Crimson King" Carnotaurus Model Reviewed Rebor's latest addition to their 1:35 scale model range is the "Crimson King", a replica of Carnotaurus (C. sastrei), a large carnivorous dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of Argentina.  The model has an articulated lower jaw and is supplied with its own base, a representation of a lava field.

Global biogeography of Albian ammonoids: A network-based approach

Large-scale biogeographic provinces of Cretaceous ammonoids, as currently defined in the literature, were delimited using qualitative assessments of taxonomic inventories. Using aggregated species occurrences in the Paleobiology Database,...Show More Summary

Baby bird found in amber after 100 million years - CNET

2 months agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

Scientists have found a nearly whole baby bird from the Cretaceous era, including enough feathers to declare the hatchling... a little weird.

Baby bird found in amber after 100 million years - CNET

2 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

Scientists have found a nearly whole baby bird from the Cretaceous era, including enough feathers to declare the hatchling... a little weird.

Thumbing Through the Iguanodontia

Sorting Out Eolambia caroljonesa The Cedar Mountain Formation of the western United States has yielded a number of important dinosaur discoveries, helping to map the megafauna of America during the Cretaceous.  Iconic dinosaurs such as the armoured herbivore Gastonia and the "raptors" Deinonychus and Utahraptor are known from the various members that make up the Cedar

Ceratopsid Tooth Paper Published (Part 2)

Owl Creek Ceratopsid Tooth and Palaeoenvironment Implications Yesterday, team members at Everything Dinosaur published an article on the discovery of a single fossil tooth from a Late Cretaceous horned dinosaur that had been found in Union County (Mississippi).  This discovery, the first evidence of a dinosaur from the Owl Creek Formation, has implications for the

JurassicCollectables Compares Acrocanthosaurus Models

Papo Acrocanthosaurus Compared to Rebor Acrocanthosaurus Over the last couple of years, dinosaur fans and model collectors have had the opportunity to obtain a number of replicas of the enigmatic Cretaceous Theropod Acrocanthosaurus (A. Show More Summary

The Rolling Dead: 1921

San Francisco circa 1921. "Dorris 6-80 touring sedan at Spreckels Mansion." Latest entry in the Shorpy Compendium of Cretaceous Conveyances; by 1924 the Dorris would be extinct. 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full siz...

Oldest buckthorn fossilized flowers found in Argentina

Around 66 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous period, a giant asteroid crashed into the present-day Gulf of Mexico, leading to the extinction of the non-avian dinosaurs. How plants were affected is less understood, but fossil records show that ferns were the first plants to recover many thousands of years afterward.

Meet Zuul, The ‘Ghostbusters’ Dinosaur From Montana

3 months agoNews : The Cutline

Named after the fictional monster in the 1984 film which it resembles in appearance, the ankylosaur lived about 75 million years ago in the Cretaceous Period.

First baby of a gigantic Oviraptor-like dinosaur belongs to a new species

(University of Calgary) First baby of a gigantic Oviraptor-like dinosaur belongs to a new species. The new species, named Beibeilong, lived about 90 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period. It is described by a joint Chinese-Canadian-Slovakia...Show More Summary

Celebrated ‘Baby Louie’ Fossil Identified as New Dinosaur Species

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The fossilized remains of a Late Cretaceous dinosaur embryo that famously graced the cover of National Geographic in the 1990s have been identified as a new species of oversized oviraptorosaur. Weighing nearly 2,500 pounds as adults, these dinos were the largest roosting animals to ever appear on Earth—tending to… Read more...

The Last Dinosaur from Africa

Chenanisaurus barbaricus - Substantial Abelisaurid from Late Cretaceous Morocco One of the last types of dinosaur to have existed in north Africa has been described in a new scientific paper published in the journal "Cretaceous Research".  A fragment of jaw bone (dentary) and isolated teeth discovered in a phosphate mine at Sidi Chennane in the Oulad

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