Bipedal quails are helping to shed light on the gait of dinosaurs, their evolutionary relatives, according to a new study.
A newly constructed and detailed turtle "tree of life" shows how these reptiles are related to one another, to other reptiles, and even to dinosaurs, according to a new study.
The secret behind the dinosaur disappearances that occurred millions of years ago, supposedly from some giant meteor smash, may in fact lie right in your own neighborhood, near a New Jersey strip mall.
New research shows that at least for armored dinosaurs, they had their own built-in air conditioning, utilizing their long, winding nasal passages to change the temperature of the air they breathed.
Dinosaur footprints, along with crocodile and large mammal tracks, were found amongst precious diamonds in one of the largest diamond mines in Africa, according to a new study.
If you've ever paid a visit to any number of museums boasting skeletons of prehistoric crocodiles, you know that they were absolute monsters, certainly capable of chewing on any prey they could get their hands on. But what about the remarkably tough and slippery shells of giant sea turtles? Would trying to chomp through that even be worth the effort? New research is saying that it probably was.
With so many colossal dinosaurs roaming around the planet millions of years ago, it's a wonder the smaller guys managed to survive at all. But new research shows that the large plant-eating dinosaurs developed a number of useful tactics to avoid becoming a meal.
Long before the ancient bird species Archaeopteryx first lifted off the ground, dinosaurs were donned in a colorful cloak of feathers - but why? The latest study shows that as the feathery display became more and more colorful over time, it in turn was more attractive to other members of the same species, bolstering communication, mating and breeding.
There was no escaping extinction for dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, but one clever, or simply drowsy, shrew-like ancestor slept through the catastrophic death and destruction, new research suggests.
The stegosaurs might have seemed like a passive, lumbering plant eater, but new research shows that it doled out lethal strikes when necessary.
In a study that brings back flashes of "Jurassic Park," researchers are studying pieces of amber found buried with dinosaur skeletons. But rather than re-creating dinosaurs, lead author Ryan McKellar is using the tiny pieces of fossilized tree resin to reveal more about dinosaur ecology, new research describes.
Today is National Fossil Day, acknowledging the great importance of these ancient remains. These days, researchers use fossils to trace the evolution of life's ancestors, looking to birds in particular in an effort to better understand how evolution shapes our world.
The 200 million year-old fossil of a toothy bipedal dinosaur was recently discovered in Venezuela, and it's the first carnivorous hunter ever found in the region. Researchers are now saying that it was likely one of the survivors of the end-Triassic mass extinction event, making it a pioneer of "king lizard" dominance.
Dinosaurs were the largest animals ever to walk the Earth, and with thousands of them roaming around competing for the same food resources, it's a wonder they managed to survive. But new research indicates that differing dino diets allowed them to peacefully coexist, especially at dinnertime.
Although we can now appreciate that dinosaurs led to the rapid rise of birds over the course of millions of years, one of the last nagging doubts about their link may be settled by a new study that shows how dinosaur arms evolved into bird wings.