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Dinosaur footprints near Oakey are considered Australia’s largest carnivorous theropod

The discovery of 80-centimeter dinosaur footprints puts Australia in the “big league” when it comes to discovering evidence of dinosaurs, says paleontologist Anthony Romilio. Important points: The traces were discovered in a coal mine in Queensland in the 1950s and 60s New research has shown that they are among the largest carnivorous theropods in Australia A paleontologist says he closes …

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Soft-shelled dinosaur eggs solve the secret of missing fossils

Like contemporary reptiles, some dinosaurs may have hatched from soft-shelled eggs. Getty Images Regardless of what films like Jurassic Park and The Land Before Time suggest, some dinosaurs may not have shelled eggs when they were born. Instead, they may have had a much softer debut. According to two studies published in Nature this week, dinosaur eggs … mushy. For …

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Petrified dinosaur stomach reveals dinosaur’s last meal, 110 million years old

The artist Julius Csotonyi created this illustration of the armored dinosaur Borealopelta markmitchelli. Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology What exactly did a 2,900 pound armored dinosaur eat 110 million years ago? Thanks to careful work by scientists, we know the answer. Lots of leafy greens. A research team uncovered the nutritional secrets of a petrified nodosaur, Borealopelta markmitchelli. “The discovery …

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SpaceX ‘stowaway’ unveiled by the crew as the sons’ tremor dinosaur toy

May 31, 2020 – A stowaway aboard SpaceX’s first mission to bring astronauts to the International Space Station may have set a new record – most sequins entering Earth orbit. Officially unveiled a few hours after launch on Saturday (May 30), but just seconds after NASA crew members Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley began orbiting the planet on SpaceX’s spacecraft …

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Long limbs helped drive T. Rex into the dinosaur food chain

Surviving in the Cretaceous Period was not a sprint but a marathon. And Tyrannosaurus Rex was built to stroll for hours, as recent research shows. This attribute could have helped put the carnivore at the top of the food chain, researchers suggest. A study published Earlier this month, PLOS One showed that some dinosaurs were particularly efficient walkers due to …

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Spinosaurus becomes the first known floating dinosaur

Researchers have found that Spinosaurus aegyptiacus had a “paddle-like” tail to float through the water – which confirms the case that this particular type of dinosaur was capable of moving water. National Geographic reports that the fossilized tail of the Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, which was unearthed in southern Morocco, offers new insights into the life of the 50-foot-long, seven-ton predator in …

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A strange dinosaur might have swam the rivers of Africa

An enigmatic predatory dinosaur that lived in North Africa about 95 million years ago had a long, powerful tail that may have driven it through water, as new fossils suggest. If that’s true, this animal, almost 40 feet long and not yet fully grown when it died, was a rarity: a dinosaur that was swimming. “What we have here is …

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The bizarre Spinosaurus makes history as the first known swimming dinosaur

At the end of a dark hallway in Casablanca’s Universit√© Hassan II, I went into a dusty room that contains a remarkable set of fossils – bones that raise fundamental questions Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, one of the strangest dinosaurs ever discovered. Longer than an adult Tyrannosaurus RexThe 50-foot, seven-ton predator had a large sail on its back and an elongated snout …

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Antarctic exposed: “Very unusual” 90 million year old dinosaur discovery after the scan Science | news

The team, which included researchers from Imperial College London, drilled 30 meters under the ice of western Antarctica for fossilized remains from 90 million years ago. Their analysis of the roots, pollen and spores obtained showed that the world was much warmer than previously thought. Her work, led by geoscientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany, indicates that the …

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