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The Giant Carnivorous Dinosaurs of Australia

Each continent had a major predatory dinosaur, in North America, it was the T-Rex, in Africa the Spinosaurus.

New fossil discovery shows 50 million-year-old Canada-Australia connection

The discovery of a tiny insect fossil is unearthing big questions about the global movement of animals and the connection to changes in climate and shifting continents across deep time.

Crocodiles Used to Walk Like Dinosaurs

Palaeontologists from the University of Queensland have discovered that some ancient species of crocodiles walked on their hind legs like dinosaurs.

Western Canadian scientists discover what an armoured dinosaur ate for its last meal

More than 110 million years ago, a lumbering 1,300-kilogram, armour-plated dinosaur ate its last meal, died, and was washed out to sea in what is now northern Alberta.

Chinese pterodactyl wings its way to the United Kingdom

The first ever specimen of a pterodactyl, more commonly found in China and Brazil, has been found in the United Kingdom.

In stressed ecosystems Jurassic dinosaurs turned to scavenging, maybe even cannibalism

Among dinosaurs of ancient Colorado, scavenging and possibly cannibalism were responses to a resource-scarce environment, according to a study in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Stephanie Drumheller of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and colleagues.

Finding a genus home for Alaska’s dinosaurs

A re-analysis of dinosaur skulls from northern Alaska suggests they belong to a genus that lived over a broad latitudinal range extending into the Arctic.

Ancient Great White Shark Fossil Nursury Discovered

Paleo-kindergarten ensured evolutionary success millions of years ago for the great white shark, one of the most charismatic, but also one of the most infamous sharks.

Titanichthys, a giant armored fish was a Suspension Feeder

Titanichthys roamed the seas and oceans during the Dovonian period 380 million years ago.

Extinct sea reptile swam in seas from England to Russia to the Arctic according to Baylor University researcher

A paleontologist visiting London's Natural History Museum took a picture of an extinct aquatic reptile with selfie stick. 

Tyrannosaurus leg length was built for efficiency, not speed

Research finds leg length gave giant predatory dinosaurs the advantage of efficiency, not speed as previously thought.

Arctic Edmontosaurus lives again — a new look at the ‘caribou of the Cretaceous’

A new study by an international team from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas and Hokkaido University and Okayama University of Science in Japan further explores the proliferation of the most commonly occurring duck-billed dinosaur of the ancient Arctic as the genus Edmontosaurus.