Dinosaurs and prehistoric life

Dinosaurs and prehistoric life

Most dinosaurs were veggie, new study shows

Historical inaccuracies aside, even if dinosaurs had roamed the earth around one million years BC, Raquel Welch would probably have not had to spend as much time running away from them as she did in the famous film.

Dinosaur pole-vaulted itself into the sky

Scientists said they have disproved claims that enormous prehistoric winged beasts could not fly, with new evidence that they "pole-vaulted" themselves into the sky.

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5ft tall and red - penguin from 36 million years ago

SCIENTISTS have uncovered the evidence of a giant extinct penguin, which walked the earth 36 million years ago.

Two students stumble on new dinosaur (with a killer cousin)

A NEW species of dinosaur with scythe-like claws and bad family connections has been discovered in China.

Revealed: The day the dinosaurs were wiped from the earth

DINOSAURS were wiped out by an asteroid the size of the Isle of Wight that hit the Earth with the explosive power of a billion atom bombs, scientists have concluded.

Heads up on new type of Macdinosaur

A NEW species of dinosaur, dubbed the Abydosaurus mcintoshi, has been identified after palaeontologists unearthed four skulls.

Dwarf dinosaurs really did exist

AN ISLAND of "dwarf dinosaurs", which was only a theory for 100 years, really did exist, scientists have announced.

The real colour of dinosaurs

SCIENTISTS have produced the first ever full colour image of a dinosaur after finding colour-producing chemicals in a 150 million -year-old fossil.

Dinosaur feathers were for show, not flying, study reveals

FEATHERS may have originally evolved in dinosaurs as brightly coloured ornaments, scientists believe.

Remains of Britain's 'First' dinosaur - Thecondontosaurus antiquus - to be unearthed

THE remains of Britain's oldest known dinosaur are to be excavated almost 40 years after they were first discovered, a team of researchers announced yesterday.

In pictures: Fossilised skull shows power of monster predator

THE fossilised skull of a giant "sea monster" has been discovered off Dorset's Jurassic Coast. It comes from a pliosaur, a ferocious predator which lived in the oceans 150 million years ago.

Did an American dinosaur swim over the sea to Skye 170 million years ago?

A THREE-TOED dinosaur which once roamed the Isle of Skye may have been the same species as one whose prints have been found in the Red Gulch mountains in Wyoming, paleontologists said yesterday.

Big dinosaurs carried their heads high, say scientists

THE largest dinosaurs held their heads up high and not out in front of them as depicted by top museums around the world, according to new research published today.

Dinosaurs grew big to survive poor diet

DINOSAURS became so large because they did not get enough nitrogen in their diet, a scientist has claimed.

Newly found dinosaur had wingspan the size of a car

A NEW species of pterosaur which had a wingspan the size of a family car has been uncovered by scientists.

Jurassic Skye: When dinosaurs roamed Scottish island

FROM the Isle of Skye to Wyoming sounds like the epic journey of Highland settlers to the New World. In fact, links between the two areas have been found to date back much further than the 19th-century waves of Scottish emigration – to 170 million years ago, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth and, as suggested by recently found fossil evidence, the same type of dinosaur roamed the areas now known as Skye and Wyoming.

Tiny dinosaur 'the peacock of its day'

A PIGEON-SIZED feathered dinosaur with impressive tail plumage may have been the peacock of its day, scientists have discovered.

Site thought to be a watering hole discovered on Arizona-Utah border where dinosaurs 'were happy'

THE footprints on rock read like a diagram for the T-Rex tango. Geologists have identified a small site on the Arizona-Utah border that is so packed with prehistoric animal tracks it has been dubbed "a dinosaur dance floor".

How dinosaurs sped over the land to Skye

THE arid plains of Wyoming and the rugged, rain-soaked mountains of Skye are a world apart, but scientists now believe the two areas were once so close together they formed a giant playground for some of the biggest and most ferocious creatures the planet has ever seen.

Dinosaurs were nervous rex

A GENETIC link between dinosaurs and humans could provide the key to developing a treatment for depression, according to Scots scientists.

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