Posts Tagged ‘Dinosaur’

WFS news: New Egyptian sauropod (Mansourasaurus ) reveals Late Cretaceous dinosaur dispersal between Europe and Africa

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev When it comes to the final days of the dinosaurs, Africa is something of a blank page. Fossils found in Africa from the Late Cretaceous, the time period from 100 to 66 million years ago, are few and far between. That means that the course of dinosaur evolution […]

WFS News: Evolution of bipedalism in ancient dinosaur ancestors

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Paleontologists at the University of Alberta have developed a new theory to explain why the ancient ancestors of dinosaurs stopped moving about on all fours and rose up on just their two hind legs. Bipedalism in dinosaurs was inherited from ancient and much smaller proto-dinosaurs. The trick to […]

WFS news: Dinosaur parasites trapped in 100-million-year-old amber tell blood-sucking story

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Fossilised ticks discovered trapped and preserved in amber show that these parasites sucked the blood of feathered dinosaurs almost 100 million years ago, according to a new article published in Nature Communications today. Sealed inside a piece of 99 million-year-old Burmese amber researchers found a so-called hard tick […]

WFS News: Mammals were nocturnal until dinosaur extinction…

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev With enormous predators like Tyrannosaurus Rex skulking around in the daytime it is not surprising that the first mammals chose to live under the cover of darkness. In fact, a new study, from University College London has found that our ancestors did not emerge from the shadows until […]

WFS News:Dinosaur Gets Strange Diagnosis 78 Million Years After Its Death

@ WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev There weren’t any doctors when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, but one duck-billed dino has managed to get a diagnosis for its unusual joint condition about 78 million years after its death, thanks to a group of researchers who analyzed its strangely fused and pitted fossilized bones. The […]

Shingopana songwensis: A new species of titanosaurian dinosaur

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Paleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur. The research is reported in a paper published this week in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology and is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The new species is a member of the gigantic, long-necked sauropods. Its fossil remains […]

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 […]