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March 9, 2019
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T. rex: Flexibler Kopf

Fleischfressender Dinosaurier besaß einzigartigen Schädel Senckenberg-Wissenschaftler Ingmar Werneburg hat mit einem internationalen Team erstmalig die Schädelkonstruktion des Tyrannosaurus rex untersucht.  Mit Hilfe einer “Anatomischen Netzwerk Analyse” zeigen sie in ihrer heute im Fachjournal “Scientific Reports” erschienenen Studie, dass die Schädelstruktur … Continue reading

October 6, 2014
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Massive hunter prowled water’s edge

UChicago collaboration unveils African dinosaur Spinosaurus, 9 feet longer than T. rex Scientists have unveiled what appears to be the first truly semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus. New fossils of the massive Cretaceous-era predator reveal it adapted to life in the … Continue reading

July 15, 2014
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Were Dinosaurs Cold-Blooded or Warm-Blooded? Neither, Study Finds

A study that originated in the lab of UA biologist Brian J. Enquist with UA alum John Grady suggests dinosaurs had a metabolism that was neither warm- nor cold-blooded, but somewhere in between. Dinosaurs dominated the Earth for more than … Continue reading

May 24, 2013
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Small, Speedy Plant-Eater Extends Knowledge of Dinosaur Ecosystems

Bethesda, MD — Dinosaurs are often thought of as large, fierce animals, but new research highlights a previously overlooked diversity of small dinosaurs. In the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, a team of paleontologists from the University of Toronto, Royal Ontario … Continue reading

December 27, 2012
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Piranha Kin Wielded Dental Weaponry Even T. Rex Would Have Admired

Taking into consideration its size, an ancient relative of piranhas weighing about 20 pounds delivered a bite with a force more fierce than prehistoric whale-eating sharks, the four-ton ocean-dwelling Dunkleosteus terrelli and – even – Tyrannosaurus rex. Besides the force … Continue reading

December 11, 2012
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Asteroid that Killed the Dinosaurs also Wiped out the ‘Obamadon’

The asteroid collision widely thought to have killed the dinosaurs also led to extreme devastation among snake and lizard species, according to new research — including the extinction of a newly identified lizard Yale and Harvard scientists have named Obamadon … Continue reading

July 29, 2012
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From a Few Bones, the Most Primitive Snake Emerges

Researchers at Yale have identified an ancient slithering creature from the time of T. rex as the most primitive known snake, a finding with implications for the debate over snake origins. “It’s the missing-link snake,” said Nicholas Longrich, a postdoctoral … Continue reading

June 30, 2011
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Caltech-led Researchers Measure Body Temperatures of Dinosaurs for the First Time

*Some Dinosaurs Were as Warm as Most Modern Mammals* PASADENA, Calif.—Were dinosaurs slow and lumbering, or quick and agile? It depends largely on whether they were cold or warm blooded. When dinosaurs were first discovered in the mid-19th century, paleontologists … Continue reading