Experts have recently discovered a very old dinosaur that is not only the first named dinosaur fossil to be discovered in Venezuela, but also in all of northern South America. It also provides some new clues about what happened after the Triassic extinction, the first of two major dinosaur extinction events.
Researchers are suggesting that some dinosaurs likely survived the mysterious mass extinction of the Earth's prehistoric giant lizards because they had shrunk. Theropods, the dinosaur lineage that experts believe was the precursor to modern birds, were likely the only dinosaurs to shrink over time, according to a recent study.
It's not exactly Jurassic Park's perfectly preserved mosquito in amber, but it's still an incredible find. Researcher have uncovered fossils of blood-suckers dating back to an estimated 130 million years ago, making them the oldest fossils of blood-feeding insects ever found.
Fossils of feathered dinosaurs are no longer as terribly rare as they once were, even if they still are exciting finds. However, so far all feathered dinosaurs have been the flesh-eating two-legged raptors theorized to be the ancestors of modern birds. Now paleontologists have found evidence that some large plant eating dinos also sported bristly feathers, changing the rules for predicting who likely had plumage.
What's worse than one Tyrannosaurus rex? Three. Newly discovered T. Rex tracks show that three of these ancient predators stalked together across a mud flat in ancient Canada supposedly in search of prey, backing the theory that they hunted in packs, according to a new study.
Paleontologists have discovered one of the most pristine patch of dinosaur tracks ever seen, and multitude of tracks indicates a massive herd roamed through Alaska 70 million years ago.
A new fossil specimen of the dinosaur Archaeopteryx has been discovered, and it's utterly covered in feathers from head to toe. Researchers say that this could provide new evidence that feathers evolved long before flight was a reality.
The triceratops didn't always have the magnificent rack of horns that they are so well known for. The beaked dinosaur once sported a longer beak and shorter horns, but over the course of evolution it developed a more impressive and deadly display, according to a recent study.
Based on fossils collected from the state of Montana and Alberta, Canada, scientists have named a new species of horned dinosaur for its wing-like headgear.
When you think of enormous dinosaurs, you would expect their eggs to be just as massive. Well, think again. At least for sauropods, their eggs were a lot smaller than anticipated, partly due to the fact that they didn't put all their eggs in one basket.
It seems that dinosaurs couldn't make up their minds. Neither were they cold-blooded like modern reptiles, nor warm-blooded like mammals and birds, but rather an in-between rarely seen nowadays, researchers say.
Upon finding evidence of a 66-million-year-old forest fire fossil, archaeologists are realizing that forests from the dino-era recovered from fires in the same manner they do today.
A monstrous ancient species of crocodilian 16 feet (4.8 meters) long and clocking in at 900 pounds (408 kilograms), which preyed on turtles and battled massive snakes, has been given a rather unique scientific name by researchers from the University of Florida.
A museum dedicated to showing off evidence supporting Creationism is unveiling an unusual new exhibit this Memorial Day weekend - a 30-foot long 10-foot high dinosaur skeleton. The perfectly preserved Allosaurus skeleton, the museum claims, is evidence that Noah's flood actually happened.