Scientists have been trying to figure out for some time why certain dinosaurs like the triceratops were decorated with horns and frills, while others were not. However, new research from the journal Palaeontologia Electronica suggests that these characteristics may have been a result of "socio-sexual signaling." In other words, they put the horns in horny. The…
Scientists analyzing dinosaur fossils believe they've figured out why some had cumbersome horns and frills: to attract mates.The data offer support for the theory "that these features were under selection as socio-sexual dominance signals,"...Show More Summary
Large ornamental structures in dinosaurs, such as horns and head crests are likely to have been used in sexual displays and to assert social dominance, according to a new analysis of Protoceratops. This is the first time scientists have linked the function of anatomy to sexual selection in dinosaurs.
Large ornamental structures in dinosaurs, such as horns and head crests are likely to have been used in sexual displays and to assert social dominance, according to a new analysis of Protoceratops carried out by scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). This is the first time scientists have linked the function of anatomy to sexual selection in dinosaurs. read more
2015 was a year full of spectacular fossils finds and incredible ancient discoveries. From horned dinosaurs to brains to footprints, paleontologists uncovered exceptional fossils all over the world.
With their elaborate horns, bony neck frills and bulldozer-like bodies, members of the horned dinosaur group like Triceratops were among Earth’s most impressive beasts during the Cretaceous Period near the end of the age of dinosaurs. But a newly discovered fossil of one of the oldest-known...
WASHINGTON (Dec. 9, 2015)--The Ceratopsia family is growing again. Researchers have described a new species of plant-eating dinosaur, Hualianceratops wucaiwanensis, that stood on its hind feet and was about the size of a spaniel. ItShow More Summary
Krampus, Michael Dougherty's horror-comedy about the evil version of Santa Claus and his coven of elves trying to slay a family on Christmas, apparently appealed to moviegoers far more than Pixar's cute The Good Dinosaur. Krampus surpassed expectations, leaving a $16 million opening under the Christmas tree. The Good Dinosaur... More »
A rare fossil from eastern North America of a dog-sized horned dinosaur has been identified by a scientist at the University of Bath. The fossil provides evidence of an east-west divide in North American dinosaur evolution. During the...Show More Summary
This was something that had never been seen before—the full skeletal remains of a baby Pentaceratops, a plant-eating dinosaur with large horns that once roamed what's now North America tens of millions of years ago. The fossils first caught the attention of paleontologists with the New Mexico Museum of...
Here is an FAQ. Q: How was TCU Raptor created? A: Well, this kid... ... plus this dinosaur... ... equals TCU Raptor, with might also be considered a T Rex; I don't know. Q: Why is TCU Raptor a Horned Frogs fan? A: I spoke with famous paleontologist Dr. Show More Summary
TAPHONOMY OF A MONODOMINANT CENTROSAURUS APERTUS (DINOSAURIA: CERATOPSIA) BONEBED FROM THE UPPER OLDMAN FORMATION OF SOUTHEASTERN ALBERTA Authors:Chiba et alAbstract:The horned dinosaur Centrosaurus apertus from the Belly River Group...Show More Summary
Potential New Addition to the Ceratopsidae Family Everything Dinosaur has received reports that scientists from the Museum of the Rockies (Bozeman, Montana), may have discovered a new species of horned dinosaur (Ceratopsidae family). The fossils including elements of the skull were originally found during fieldwork on the Judith River Formation back in 2012, but it […]
Horned Dinosaur Skull Found in South Dakota Might Be New Species The small town in Buffalo in the north-west of South Dakota was so named as back in the 19th Century vast herds of buffalo (American bison), roamed across this part of the world. However, another type of horned animal has got local townsfolk excited, one that […]
North America’s Newest Centrosaurine is Also One of its Oldest The Royal Ontario Museum (Canada) put on exhibit this week the horned dinosaur Wendiceratops (W. pinhornensis) and what a splendid new addition this exhibit is. There has been lots of media coverage regarding this dinosaur, but we at Everything Dinosaur wanted to clarify three points […]
North America's Newest Centrosaurine is Also One of its Oldest The Royal Ontario Museum (Canada) put on exhibit this week the horned dinosaur Wendiceratops (W. pinhornensis) and what a splendid new addition this exhibit is. There has been lots of media coverage regarding this dinosaur, but we at Everything Dinosaur wanted to clarify three points […]
Buried on a hillside in the Alberta badlands, a group of horned dinosaurs lay at rest for 79 million years. Now, half a decade after first being spotted by a fossil hunter, their mystery has been uncovered. A team of Canadian scientists...Show More Summary
Paleontologists in Canada have uncovered a new species of horned dinosaur that’s the oldest known relative of Triceratops. Read more...
Cranial Anatomy of Wendiceratops pinhornensis gen. et sp. nov., a Centrosaurine Ceratopsid (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) from the Oldman Formation (Campanian), Alberta, Canada, and the Evolution of Ceratopsid Nasal Ornamentation. PLoS One, Evans & Ryan Coverage with audio interview at NPR PR at CMNH