jurassic period

High tech demystifies giant dinos’ feeding habits


July 17th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) Technology employed in designing racing cars and airplanes also helped researchers demystify the feeding habits of giant dinosaurs 150 million years ago.A team of researchers, ... Read more...

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Jurassic era squid ink composition still unchanged


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Two ink sacs from 160-million-year-old giant cephalopod fossils, discovered in 2010 in England, contain the pigment melanin, identical to the melanin found in the ink sac ... Read more...

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140-150 mn-year-old dinosaur footprints found in Beijing


January 9th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 9 (IANS) Scientists, studying pre-historic life, have said that several hundred fossilised footprints found in a Beijing suburb are those of dinosaurs who lived about 140 to 150 ... Read more...

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Sniffiing led to smarter mammals


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) An improved sense of smell jump-started brain evolution in the ancestral cousins of present-day mammals, according to paleontologists. The findings may help explain why mammals evolved ... Read more...

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Newly discovered species of dinosaur bridges gap in dinosaur family tree


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a fossilized dinosaur skull and neck vertebrae that not only reveal a new species, but also an evolutionary link between two groups of dinosaurs.The team ... Read more...

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Newly discovered natural arch in Afghanistan is one of world’s largest


March 31st, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): A natural stone arch spanning more than 200 feet across its base in a remote corner of Afghanistan is said to be one of the world's largest.Researchers from ... Read more...

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One of the largest stone arches discovered in Afghanistan


March 31st, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (IANS) One of the world's largest natural stone arches, spanning more than 200 feet, has been discovered in a remote corner of Afghanistan.Located at the central highlands ... Read more...

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Brit girl, 5, digs up 160 million-year-old fossil with plastic seaside spade


March 18th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 18 (ANI): A little girl in Britain has discovered a huge 160 million-year-old fossil after digging with a children's seaside spade.Emily Baldry, 5, unearthed the 130lb (60kg) specimen as she ... Read more...

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Five-year-old finds 160 million-year-old fossil


March 18th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 18 (IANS) A five-year-old girl in Britain has found a massive 160 million-year-old fossil while digging with her plastic beach spade.Emily Baldry found the pre-historic specimen at Cotswold ... Read more...

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190mn yrs old dinosaur eggs offer insights into infancy and growth


November 14th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): After sitting in collections for nearly three decades, some well preserved dinosaur eggs have offered new insights into the infancy and growth of early dinosaurs.They represent the oldest ... Read more...

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190-mn-yr old ‘world’s oldest’ dino embryos discovered in South Africa


November 11th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Palaeontologists have discovered the world's oldest known dinosaur embryos that date to the early Jurassic Period 190 million years ago, in South Africa.They belong to Massospondylus, a member ... Read more...

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Fossil of new dinosaur species found in China


October 10th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 10 (IANS) Scientists in China have discovered the fossils of a previously-unknown dinosaur species - a meat-eating theropod.The fossils of the dinosaur were unearthed at Longshan in Yi Autonomous Prefecture ... Read more...

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Fossil find suggests dino not as fierce as thought


October 7th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): A new fossil discovery has led scientists to believe that dinosaurs did not spread throughout the world by overpowering other species, but by taking advantage of a natural ... Read more...

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New York’s Central Park could accommodate almost 100 dinosaurs


August 14th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): As many as 100 dinosaurs could have crowded into New York's Central Park, estimated a palaeontologist.James Farlow of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and colleagues have worked out ... Read more...

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Dinosaur fossils unearthed in Oz school’s veggie patch


May 31st, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 31 (ANI): Dinosaur fossils have been found in a veggie patch at a school in Queensland, Australia.Raymond Hodgson, a class 10 student, and groundsman Ben Smith discovered the remains, while ... Read more...

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First Birds Were Poor fliers


May 17th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 17, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Investigators have come about with the fact that the earliest birds were poor fliers. They did not have feathers tough enough to take to the ... Read more...

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New plant-eating dino didn’t chew its food, but swallow it


February 24th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A team of paleontologists has discovered a new plant-eating dinosaur that didn't chew its food, but just grabbed it and swallowed it.The new dinosaur, which the paleontologists are ... Read more...

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SUV-sized fish swam the Jurassic waters 170 million years ago


February 19th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Scientists have identified 170 million year old fossils as belonging to SUV-sized filter-feeding fishes that emerged during the Jurassic Period, and lived until the extinction event that wiped ... Read more...

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Color palette of 150-mln yr old feathered dino shows vibrant hues


February 5th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have for the first time uncovered the vibrant color palette of a feathered dinosaur, which dates back to 150 million years.The research, conducted ... Read more...

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190 mn-year-old dinosaur fossils found in Argentina


January 10th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Jan 10 (IANS/EFE) A species of dinosaur that lived 190 million years ago has been found in Argentina, a researcher said. "No discoveries with these characteristics had ever been made in ... Read more...

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Congo Basin was arid and treeless about 150 to 200 million years ago


November 11th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 11 (ANI): A new geochemical analysis of rare ancient soils has led scientists to suggest that about different 150 million to 200 million years ago, the Congo Basin was arid, ... Read more...

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Scientists find ‘missing link’ between two-legged and four-legged dinos


November 11th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 11 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a fossil skeleton that appears to be the missing link between the earliest dinosaurs and the large plant-eating sauropods, which could help bridge an evolutionary ... Read more...

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Tiniest dino yet found in North America weighed less than a teacup Chihuahua


October 22nd, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 22 (ANI): A new study has led to the identification of the tiniest dinosaur in North America yet found, which weighed less than a teacup Chihuahua.According to a report ... Read more...

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How dinosaurs coped with slippery slopes


October 7th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Trackway analysis by researchers at the University of Michigan, Argentina's Universidad de Buenos Aires, and the Iziko South African Museum in Cape Town, South Africa has shown how ... Read more...

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Vulnerability to extinction runs in evolutionary families


August 7th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): An analysis of 200 million years of history for marine clams found that vulnerability to extinction runs in evolutionary families, even when the losses result form ongoing, background ... Read more...

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Birdlike dino sat in yoga-like pose 200 million years ago


March 5th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): Fossil handprints of a meat-eating birdlike dinosaur, that dates back to 200 million years, show that it plopped down on the edge of a lake and rested ... Read more...

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Feathered dinosaur fossil may provide clues to how dinos evolved into modern birds


January 17th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered the fossil of a primitive feathered dinosaur in China, which is helping them create a better model of how dinosaurs evolved into modern birds. ... Read more...

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Remains of Ice Age rhinoceros unearthed at Gloucestershire water park


November 6th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): A five-year-old girl at a Gloucestershire water park has unearthed the remains of an Ice Age rhinoceros, which roamed the area about 50,000 years ago.According to ... Read more...

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Fossilized skull of tiny dino sheds light on evolution of plant eaters


October 24th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered the fossilized skull of a tiny juvenile dinosaur, which may shed light on the evolution of plant eaters. Discovered by a team ... Read more...

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First birds used feathers for show, not flight


October 23rd, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): One of the oldest known dinosaur relatives of birds had bizarre anatomy, including long, ribbon-like tail feathers that suggest plumage may have first evolved for show rather ... Read more...

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Geologists discover a dinosaur dance floor in the US


October 21st, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Geologists from the University of Utah in the US have identified an amazing concentration of dinosaur footprints that they call a dinosaur dance floor, located in a ... Read more...

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Oldest Dinosaur find in Germany questioned by scientists


October 10th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, Oct 10 (ANI): A scientist from Germany has claimed to have uncovered tracks from the worlds oldest dinosaur, though the footprints at the center of the find have sparked a ... Read more...

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First birds had feathers for show, not flight


September 30th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 30 (ANI): Scientists have said that the oldest known dinosaur relative of birds had bizarre anatomy, including long, ribbon-like tail feathers that suggest plumage may have first evolved for ... Read more...

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120 million-year old dino remains may belong to a new species


August 28th, 2008 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
London, August 28 (ANI): Paleontologists have found extensive remains of a 120 million-year-old dinosaur near the remote village of Morella in eastern Spain, which they say could belong to a hitherto ... Read more...

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Scientists find first dinosaur tracks on Arabian peninsula


May 21st, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by admin
Dubai, May 21 (IANS) The scientific community is abuzz with something rarely seen in the Arabia peninsula - dinosaur tracks. Footprints of ornithopod, a large dinosaur, as well as a herd of ... Read more...

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