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Dinosaurs

sea monsters

Paleontologists confirm these ancient sea monsters once patrolled Antarctic waters

December 22nd, 2017

For the first time ever, scientists have discovered the 150-million-year-old remains of a well known dinosaur species in Antarctica. The discovery reveals that the ancient “sea monsters” once patrolled the waters off of what was then the Gondwana supercontinent, which eventually broke up to create Australia, New Zealand, India, Madagascar, Africa, and South America, in …

pterosaur eggs

Incredibly preserved dinosaur egg clutch gives scientists a rare opportunity

December 1st, 2017

If you were a small-to-medium-sized creature during the ancient Jurassic or Cretaceous periods, you definitely wouldn’t have wanted the shadow of a pterosaur to appear on the ground beneath you. With wingspans reaching as large as 36 feet, the high-flying dinosaurs ruled the skies, and could make short work of ground-dwelling prey. Unfortunately, paleontologists have …

asteroid dinosaurs

The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs almost didn’t

November 9th, 2017

If you think the emergence of man was an inevitability, think again. The massive asteroid that struck Earth and triggered the mass extinction of the dinosaurs is the reason we’re all here today, and if a new report on the impact is correct, it managing to actually wipe so many species from the planet was …

This new dinosaur is basically a Pokemon

October 26th, 2017

Imagine this: a large, feathered reptile with bold stripes and a colorful, raccoon-like face. Sound like something you’d probably see roaming around the world of Pokemon, right? Well it’s real, or at least it was. It’s called a Sinosauropteryx, and it lived here on Earth some 126 million years ago. The very first Sinosauropteryx fossil was …