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Siats meekerorum: New ferocious dinosaur discovered
By: Robin Lamb
Paleontologists say that they have discovered the fossil remains of one of the largest prehistoric predators to have roamed North America. Named Siats meekerorum, the new dinosaur species, is believed to have lived around 98 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous period. The find...
By: Felix Rosenthal
The Albertosaurus was a dinosaur that lived in the late Cretaceous period, It may not have been as large as its famous cousin the Tyrannosaurus Rex but it still deserves a mention when discussing palaeontology.It roamed the earth about 76-74 million years ago towards...
Dinosaur facts: Anchisaurus
By: Melissa P. Manning
Anchisaurus lived from the Mid-Triassic Period (250 to 200 million years ago) to the Early Jurassic Period (199 to 175 million years ago). Anchisaurus fossils have been found in what is now North America, Africa and Asia, and it may have lived all over the...
Dinosaur facts: Anchisaurus
By: Merryl Lentz
It's often a great distinction to be first at anything, and Anchisaurus (meaning "near lizard") had the distinction of being the first dinosaur discovered in North America. In 1818, while sandstone in Connecticut was being quarried for building material, a small skeleton of Anchisaurus was...
Dinosaur facts: Anchisaurus
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
One of the most fascinating things about dinosaurs might be all the unanswered questions people have about them. Scientists can make educated assumptions from the evidence left behind and yet there are always other possibilities. Mankind may never really know all the answers about specific...
Dinosaur facts: Albertosaurus
By: Melissa P. Manning
The Albertosaurus was a meat-eating dinosaur that lived 75 million years ago in what is now North America, during the Late Cretaceous Period. Although not quite as big (or famous) as its closest relative Tyrannosaurus Rex, Albertosaurus was a fierce predator and an effective killing...
Dinosaur facts: Allosaurus
By: Merryl Lentz
Allosaurus was death on two legs – two very strong, very powerful legs. With a length of 35-40 feet, a height of 16 feet and weighing in at 3 tons, Allosaurus was a ferocious carnivorous dinosaur that terrorized the earth during the Late Jurassic Period...
Dinosaur facts: Apatosaurus
By: Mark Nigellsen
Few dinosaurs are as aptly named as Apatosaurus, a sauropod whose name means “deceptive lizard.” This enormous Jurassic dinosaur deceived paleontologists for years, appearing as both Brontosaurus (“thunder lizard”) and Apatosaurus. Othniel Charles Marsh in 1877 identified Apatosaurus and, two years...
By: Mark Nigellsen
Anklyosaurus (“fused lizard”) may have been a tank, in more ways than one. The wide-bodied, armor-plated dinosaur of the Cretaceous period (70 million to 65 million years ago) may have moved around like a military tank, with a body mass of between 4...
How did scientists find soft tissue in dinosaur fossils?
By: Edward M. Maclachlan
Most fossils contain preserved an organism's hard tissues, shell, bone, and such; but encountering actual soft tissue, containing cells and proteins, is rare and practically unheard of. In 1990, paleontologist Dr. Mary Schweitzer of Montana State University and a group of scientists uncovered soft...

 

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