Posts Tagged ‘Dinosaur’

WFS News: Unique imaging of a dinosaur’s skull tells evolutionary tale

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Researchers using Los Alamos’ unique neutron-imaging and high-energy X-ray capabilities have exposed the inner structures of the fossil skull of a 74-million-year-old tyrannosauroid dinosaur nicknamed the Bisti Beast in the highest-resolution scan of tyrannosaur skull ever done. The results add a new piece to the puzzle of how […]

WFS News: Well-preserved 110 MYO dinosaur found in Canada

@ WFS,World Fossil Society ,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev AN EXTRAORDINARILY well-preserved 110-million-year-old dinosaur found in a mine pit in Canada now has a name and evidence of a troubled past, researchers said Thursday. With fossilized skin and scales, the dragon-like creature is actually a new kind of nodosaur, coined Borealopelta markmitchelli, after the museum […]

World’s ‘first named dinosaur’ reveals new teeth with scanning tech!

Pioneering technology has shed fresh light on the world’s first scientifically-described dinosaur fossil — over 200 years after it was first discovered — thanks to research.

WFS News: The first reported ceratopsid dinosaur from eastern North America

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev A chance discovery in Mississippi provides the first evidence of an animal closely related to Triceratops in eastern North America. The fossil, a tooth from rocks between 68 and 66 million years old, shows that two halves of the continent previously thought to be separated by seaway were […]

WFS News: Nodosaur,The Amazing Dinosaur Accidentally Found

Some 110 million years ago, this armored plant-eater lumbered through what is now western Canada, until a flooded river swept it into open sea. The dinosaur’s undersea burial preserved its armor in exquisite detail. Its skull still bears tile-like plates and a gray patina of fossilized skins. On the afternoon of March 21, 2011, a […]

WFS Dinofact : SYNTARSUS “Fused or Flat Ankle”

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev ANATOMY Syntarsus was a small, lightly-built dinosaur that walked on two long legs. This predator was about 10 feet long (3 m) and weighed about 60-70 pounds. It had light, hollow bones, a long, pointed head with dozens of small, serrated teeth, and a long neck. Syntarsus had […]

WFS News: Dinosaur (Lufengosaurus) rib bones reveal remnants of 195-million-year-old protein

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev                                                               Is fossilized rock all that remains when a dinosaur decomposes? New research from scientists at the University […]

WFS News: 80 MYO dinosaur collagen confirmed

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Utilizing the most rigorous testing methods to date, researchers from North Carolina State University have isolated additional collagen peptides from an 80-million-year-old Brachylophosaurus. The work lends further support to the idea that organic molecules can persist in specimens tens of millions of years longer than originally believed and […]

WFS news: Limusaurus, A dinosaur species lost its teeth in adolescence

@WFs,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Researchers have discovered that a species of dinosaur, Limusaurus inextricabilis, lost its teeth in adolescence and did not grow another set as adults. The finding, published today in Current Biology, is a radical change in anatomy during a lifespan and may help to explain why birds have beaks […]

WFS News: Fossil clues to aftermath of dinosaur asteroid strike

Rapid recovery of Patagonian plant–insect associations after the end-Cretaceous extinction Michael P. Donovan,, Ari Iglesias,, Peter Wilf,, Conrad C. Labandeira, & N. Rubén Cúneo The Southern Hemisphere may have provided biodiversity refugia after the Cretaceous/Palaeogene (K/Pg) mass extinction. However, few extinction and recovery studies have been conducted in the terrestrial realm using well-dated macrofossil sites that […]