The long incubation period of dinosaurs could be part of the reason these species could not compete with more prolific animals millions of years ago.
It turns out that despite what Hollywood would have you thinking, it wasn't dinosaurs who were evolving in the Jurassic world. New research has determined that by the end of that iconic period, mammals were evolving at ten times the average rate, leading to an explosion of new adaptation and species.
In the past decade, many of the more exciting finds in paleontology have been taking place in the Far East - in areas like the Jehol region of northeast China, which has come to be known as the country's "Jurassic Park."
No, you can't actually go and become a velociraptor trainer, like Hollywood actor Christ Pratt does in the new blockbuster "Jurassic World." However, you can certainly learn to be a 'raptor tracker.' In a new and intriguing study, paleontologist Scott Persons details how he and his colleagues have learned to follow 75-million-year-old dinosaur trails.
Researchers from the University of Bonn have discovered the fossil of a unique blood-sucking parasite in China.
Dinosaur fossils unearthed in Patagonia suggest that long-necked diplodocid sauropods lived well beyond the Jurassic period, despite contrary belief that they went extinct, Argentine paleontologists reported Thursday.