dinosaur

  • New iguanodon relative revealed

    Hefty herbivore from Isle of Wight suggests more diverse dinosaur biota existed in present-day UK.

    A new species of iguanodontian dinosaur has been discovered on the Isle of Wight. Researchers from the Natural His...

    Palaeontology November 11, 2021
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    John Long: The life of a fossil hunter

    Palaeontologist John Long speaks to Danielle Clode, author of a new kid’s book about his incredib...

    Australian palaeontologist Professor John Long has spent a lifetime expanding knowledge of ancient animals, especiall...

    Palaeontology November 11, 2021
  • New dinosaur species uncovered in frozen Greenland

    Masters student identifies the country’s oldest-known plant-eating dinosaur.

    Some 25 years after its bones were first uncovered in the frosty wilds of east Greenland, a new species of dinosaur, ...

    Palaeontology November 8, 2021
  • Meet the new dinosaur: Horned, crocodile-faced hell heron

    Two new dinosaur species were discovered on the Isle of Wight.

    British palaeontologists have unearthed two new species of dinosaur on the unassuming, 380 square kilometre Isle of W...

    Palaeontology September 29, 2021
  • Forget about dogs: Dinosaurs wagged their tails too

    But it isn’t because they are happy – they use it to walk.

    Dogs wag their tails when they are happy, but dinosaurs wagged their tails when they walked, according to new simulat...

    Australia September 23, 2021
  • Two new dinosaur species identified

    Fresh fossil finds in China throw light on sauropods

    Hamititan (on the left) and Silutitan (on the right), walking over a nesting area of the pterosaur Hamipterus. Credit...

    History August 13, 2021
  • Dinosaur dung is the new amber

    Beetles found preserved in dinosaur droppings.

    Palaeontologists have found a 230-million-year-old beetle species, with legs and antennae intact, preserved within fo...

    History July 1, 2021
  • Chicken-sized dinosaur hunted at night

    The odd little dinosaur dubbed Shuvuuia had incredible hearing and vision.

    A little dinosaur called Shuvuuia may have hunted in the dark using night vision and super hearing. This chicken-s...

    History May 7, 2021
  • How did T. rex break bones with its bite?

    3D modelling suggests it chomped like an alligator by anchoring its jaw in place.

    The Tyrannosaurus rex might be known for its ferocity and its mouth full of serrated teeth, but how did it actually b...

    History April 27, 2021
  • How fast was a T. rex?

    The king of dinosaurs may have walked as slow as a human.

    Walking speed of a T-rex. Credit: Rick Stikkelorum, Arthur Ulmann & Pasha van Bijlert The Tyrannosaurus rex may ha...

    History April 21, 2021
  • World’s smallest stegosaur footprint

    Cat-sized dinosaur footprint discovered in China.

    First dog-sized dinosaurs, and now a cat-sized stegosaur? An international team of paleontologists has discovered ...

    History April 16, 2021
  • Dinosaurs take a hike

    Drops in carbon dioxide levels may have allowed herbivorous dinosaurs to get to Greenland.

    A new paper pinpoints the date that a large group of dinosaurs made it to Greenland, suggesting that climatic changes...

    History February 16, 2021
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