Were dinosaurs cold-blooded killers? Perhaps not

Jun 13, 2014

Were dinosaurs cold-blooded killers? Perhaps not

The hot question of whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded like birds and mammals or cold blooded, like reptiles, fish and amphibians, finally has a good answer. Dinosaurs, for eons Earth’s dominant land animals until being wiped out by an asteroid 65 million years ago, were ...

Intact pterosaur eggs found in China

Jun 9, 2014

Intact pterosaur eggs found in China

A spectacular find of fossil eggs from 120 million years ago is providing unique insight into the lifestyle and sex differences of pterosaurs, the flying reptiles that lived alongside the dinosaurs. Until now, only four pterosaur eggs had ever been found, and all were ...

New dinosaur 'world's biggest'

May 18, 2014

New dinosaur 'world's biggest'

Paleontologists in Argentina’s remote Patagonia region have discovered fossils of what may be the largest dinosaur ever. The creature is believed to be a new species of Titanosaur, a long-necked, long-tailed sauropod that lived some 90 million years ago in the Cretaceous Period. Researchers ...

Jurassic-era Kryptodrakon from China fills gap in time

Apr 27, 2014

Jurassic-era Kryptodrakon from China fills gap in time

It was the start of something big — really big. Scientists have found a fossil from 163 million years ago that represents the oldest known example of a lineage of advanced flying reptiles that later culminated in the largest flying creatures in Earth’s history. ...