Posts Tagged ‘dinosaurs’

WFS News: Did dark matter kill the dinosaurs?

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev More than 99% of all the species that have ever lived on our planet are now extinct, and while the majority of these die-offs can be attributed to competition or failure to adapt, many perished during dramatic cataclysmic events. The fossil record shows us that these mass extinctions […]

WFS News:Fossil sheds light on ‘Jurassic Park’ dinosaurs

@ WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev Brachiosaurus, depicted in Jurassic Park, now has an early relative, providing clues to the evolution of some of the biggest creatures on Earth.Scientists say the plant-eating dinosaur was longer than a double-decker bus and weighed 15,000kg.Its remains were found in the 1930s in the Jura region of […]

WFS News: How the darkness and the cold killed the dinosaurs

@ WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev,WFS News Sixty six million years ago, the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs started the ascent of the mammals, ultimately resulting in humankind’s reign on Earth. Climate scientists now reconstructed how tiny droplets of sulfuric acid formed high up in the air after the well-known impact of a […]

WFS News: How old were the oldest dinosaurs?

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev  How old were the oldest dinosaurs? This question remains largely unanswered. The natural life span of these long-extinct giants is of interest to scientists, in combination with questions regarding how fast they could grow and how they could obtain sufficient nutrients from their habitat. Palaeontologists at the University […]

WFS News: Dinosaurs’ rise was ‘more gradual’

Researchers have discovered two small dinosaurs together with a lagerpetid, a group of animals that are recognized as precursors of dinosaurs. The discovery made in Brazil and reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on November 10 represents the first time that a dinosaur and a dinosaur precursor have ever been found together. The […]

WFS News: Triopticus shows dinosaurs copied body, skull shapes of distant relatives

@WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T sajeev Iconic dinosaur shapes were present for at least a hundred million years on our planet in animals before those dinosaurs themselves actually appeared. In a study in today’s (Sept. 22) issue of Current Biology, a multi-institutional team of paleontologists including Virginia Tech College of Science researcher Michelle Stocker […]

WFS News:Soot may have killed off the dinosaurs and ammonites

A new hypothesis on the extinction of dinosaurs and ammonites at the end of the Cretaceous Period has been proposed by a research team from Tohoku University and the Japan Meteorological Agency’s Meteorological Research Institute. The researchers believe that massive amounts of stratospheric soot ejected from rocks following the famous Chicxulub asteroid impact, caused global […]

How deep sea creatures survive asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs : World Fossil Society News

WFS,World Fossil Society,Riffin T Sajeev,Russel T Sajeev, A team led by experts at Cardiff University has provided new evidence to explain why deep sea creatures were able to survive the catastrophic asteroid strike that wiped out the dinosaurs 65m years ago. Like the dinosaurs themselves, giant marine reptiles, invertebrates and microscopic organisms became extinct after […]

WFS News: Dinosaurs ‘already in decline’ before asteroid apocalypse

Dinosaurs were already in an evolutionary decline tens of millions of years before the meteorite impact that finally finished them off, new research has found. The findings provide a revolution in the understanding of dinosaur evolution. Palaeontologists previously thought that dinosaurs were flourishing right up until they were wiped out by a massive meteorite impact […]

Dinosaurs were likely warm-blooded

Dinosaurs grew as fast as your average living mammal, according to a research paper published by Stony Brook University paleontologist Michael D’Emic, PhD. The paper, to published in Science on May 29, is a re-analysis of a widely publicized 2014 Science paper on dinosaur metabolism and growth that concluded dinosaurs were neither ectothermic nor endothermic […]