Posts Tagged ‘Dinosaur’

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 […]

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 […]