The plot details for the next "Power Rangers" reboot movie has finally been revealed and according to reports, it will open up on Earth during the cretaceous period.
It appears that the Cretaceous killer success of Jurassic World may have provided enough momentum to get a long-idle project about a gigantic prehistoric throwback of a shark to shallow waters. It is being reported that a film basedShow More Summary
Reconstructed changes in seawater calcium and magnesium concentration ([Ca2+], [Mg2+]) predictably affect the ocean’s acid/base and carbon chemistry. Yet inaccurate formulations of chemical equilibrium “constants” are currently in use to account for these changes. Show More Summary
They looked, as one researcher said, like “rubbish,” eight seemingly inconsequential dinosaur fossils from the Cretaceous Period that sat in a London museum’s collection for more than a century after being found in Canada’s Alberta province.Read full article >>
Soft Tissue Preservation in Late Cretaceous Dinosaur Bones When Everything Dinosaur team members were first informed of a paper being published that reported on “blood cells and soft tissue” having been discovered in dinosaur fossils the day before the film “Jurassic World ” was released, there was some scepticism around the office. Amid the inevitably […]
The bones of a gigantic shark were found in Texas’ Duck Creek Formation. Although the remains date back to the early Cretaceous Period, scientists believe the ancient beast was more than 20 feet long. As reported by Newsweek, the unusual bones were discovered in 2009 by Janessa A. Show More Summary
Paleontologists in Alberta have described a fiercely intimidating Cretaceous Period dinosaur that featured a distinct set of facial horns and spines at the back of its skull. Read more...
In 2009, Janessa A. Doucette-Frederickson tripped over what she thought was a rock while exploring a dig in the Duck Creek Formation of Texas. When she later examined it with co-researcher Joseph Frederickson, who was then her boyfriend and is now her husband, they realized it was in fact a giant...
An unusual theropod frontal from the Upper Cretaceous of north Patagonia. 2015. Alcheringa. Carabajal & Coria Abstract: We report an isolated left frontal (MCF-PVPH 320) corresponding to a medium-sized theropod dinosaur from the Portezuelo Formation (Coniacian) of northern Patagonia. Show More Summary
Image by Julius Csotonyi Welcome Regaliceratops to the pantheon of horned-dinosaurs. Read about it in the Globe and Mail
A New Horned Dinosaur Reveals Convergent Evolution in Cranial Ornamentation in CeratopsidaeAuthors:Brown et alAbstract:Ceratopsid (horned) dinosaurs are an iconic group of large-bodied, quadrupedal, herbivorous dinosaurs that evolved in the Late Cretaceous and were largely restricted to western North America. Show More Summary
Mid-Cretaceous High Arctic stratigraphy, climate, and Oceanic Anoxic EventsAuthors:Herrie et alAbstract:Over the past decades, much research has focused on the mid-Cretaceous greenhouse climate, the formation of widespread organic-rich black shales, and cooling intervals from low- to mid-latitude sections. Show More Summary
Cretaceous vertebrate fauna of the Cauvery Basin, southern India: Palaeodiversity and palaeobiogeographic implicationsAuthor:Verma Abstract:The vertebrate fauna from the late Albian to Maastrichtian succession of the Cauvery Basin, south...Show More Summary
Lower Cretaceous deposit reveals first evidence of a post-wildfire debris flow in the Kirkwood Formation, Algoa Basin, Eastern Cape, South AfricaAuthors:Muir et alAbstract:The Algoa Basin is an onshore rift basin filled by an Upper Mesozoic non-marine and shallow marine sedimentary sequence. Show More Summary
Lay, brood, repeat: nest reuse and site fidelity in ecologic time for two Cretaceous troodontid dinosaursAuthors:Varricchio et alAbstract:Whereas ‘biological site fidelity’ refers to the regular reuse of a favored locale (e.g., breeding...Show More Summary
The Arctic: Interglacial period with a break Reconstruction of Arctic climate conditions in the Cretaceous period FRANKFURT. Scientists at the Goethe University Frankfurt and at the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre...Show More Summary
Scientists have reconstructed the climatic development of the Arctic Ocean during the Cretaceous period, 145 to 66 million years ago. The research team comes to the conclusion that there was a severe cold snap during the geological age known for its extreme greenhouse climate. Show More Summary
Evidence for reduced export productivity following the Cretaceous/Paleogene mass extinctionAuthors:Esmeray-Senlet et alAbstract:The Cretaceous/Paleogene (K/Pg) mass extinction was associated with a collapse in the carbon isotopic (?13C) gradient between planktonic and benthic foraminifera and a decrease in bulk carbonate ?13C values. Show More Summary
A new study of some primitive birds from the Cretaceous shows how several separate lineages evolved adaptations for diving. Living at the same time as the dinosaurs, Hesperornithiform bird fossils have been found in North America, Europe and Asia in rocks 65-95 million years old. Show More Summary
The first snakes originated on land, where they hunted at night in the lush forests of the Early Cretaceous period about 128 million years ago, according to a comprehensive new look at the early ancestors of the notorious reptiles. Oh, and they had tiny little hind legs, complete with itty-bitty ankles and toes.Read full article >>