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FROG, Dinosaur, Pac-man, Bite Force, Ecology

Bite Force Research Reveals Dinosaur-Eating Frog

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Scientists say that a large, now extinct, frog called Beelzebufo that lived about 68 million years ago in Madagascar would have been capable of eating small dinosaurs.

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Texas Tech University, Plesiosaurs, Evolution, Fossil, Sankar Chatterjee, Convergent Evolution

Texas Tech Paleontologist Aids in New Discovery 33 Years after Finding Fossil

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The fossilized plesiosaur Sankar Chatterjee found in 1984 is giving scientists a new understanding of convergent evolution between reptiles and mammals.

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Dinosaurs, Plesiosaurs, flippers, Robots, hydrodynamic efficiency, Hydrodynamics, Thrust, Engineering, Propulsion, Swimming, Fossils

Study Uses Robot to Probe Mystery of Prehistoric Sea Creature’s Swimming Style

A new study led by the University of Southampton has shed light on the swimming style of plesiosaurs by creating a robot to mimic its movements.

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Paleontology, Imaging, X-Ray, neutron imaging, CT imaging

Unique Imaging of a Dinosaur’s Skull Tells Evolutionary Tale

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Researchers using Los Alamos’ unique neutron-imaging and high-energy X-ray capabilities have exposed the inner structures of the fossil skull of a 74-million-year-old tyrannosauroid dinosaur nicknamed the Bisti Beast in the highest-resolution scan of tyrannosaur skull ever done.

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Evolution, Paleontology, Mammals, Fossils

First Winged Mammals From the Jurassic Period Discovered

Two 160 million-year-old mammal fossils discovered in China show that the forerunners of mammals in the Jurassic Period evolved to glide and live in trees. With long limbs, long hand and foot fingers, and wing-like membranes for tree-to-tree gliding, Maiopatagium furculiferum and Vilevolodon diplomylos are the oldest known gliders in the long history of early mammals.

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Paleontology, Evolution Biology, Crocodilians, T. rex, Madagascar, Jurassic

Gigantic Crocodile with T. Rex Teeth Was a Top Land Predator of the Jurassic in Madagascar

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Little is known about the origin and early evolution of the Notosuchia, hitherto unknown in the Jurassic period. New research on fossils from Madagascar, published in the peer-reviewed journal PeerJ by Italian and French paleontologists, begin to fill the gap in a million-year-long ghost lineage.

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dinosaur discovery, Dinosaur, dinosaur physiology, Dinosaurs, neurovascular networks, Palaeontology, 3D imaging, Fossils, Trigeminal, Feeding, Courtship, Nests

Sensitive Faces Helped Dinosaurs Eat, Woo and Take Temperature, Suggests Study

Dinosaurs' faces might have been much more sensitive than previously thought, and crucial to tasks from precision eating and testing nest temperature to combat and mating rituals, according to a University of Southampton study.

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Dinosaur, Paleontology, Paleontologist, dinosaur discovery, Dinosaurs, Fossil, Technology, Scanning, CT, 3D, Teeth, Discovery, Prehistoric, dino, WMG, Warwick, Research, Engineering, Tech

World’s ‘First Named Dinosaur’ Reveals New Teeth with Scanning Tech

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Pioneering technology has shed fresh light on the world’s first scientifically-described dinosaur fossil – over 200 years after it was first discovered - thanks to research by WMG at the University of Warwick and the University of Oxford’s Museum of Natural History.

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Paleontology, Dinosaur

How the Famous Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Bone Bed Came to Be

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The Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry is the densest collection of Jurassic dinosaur fossils. Since its discovery in the 1920s, numerous hypotheses have been proposed to explain the origin of the quarry. Were the dinosaurs poisoned? Did they die due to drought? Were they trapped in quick sand? A new study suggests that the quarry represents numerous mortality events which brought the dinosaurs to the site over time, rather than a single fatal event.

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Weathering of Rocks a Poor Regulator of Global Temperatures

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Observations from the age of the dinosaurs to today shows that chemical weathering of rocks changes less with global temperatures than believed. The results upend the accepted idea for how rocks regulate a planet's temperature over millions of years.







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