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. ...

'Chicken from hell' dinosaur gets a real name

Mar 20, 2014

'Chicken from hell' dinosaur gets a real name

It is called the chicken from hell: a birdlike dinosaur some 7 feet (2.1 meters) tall that weighed around 500 pounds (225 kilograms) when it roamed western North America on its long, slender hind legs. The beast got its nickname long ago at the ...

Mar 16, 2014

LA subway dig finds prehistoric trove

An exploratory subway shaft dug just down the street from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has uncovered a treasure trove of other prehistoric artifacts in the land where saber-toothed cats and other early animals once roamed. They include mollusks, asphalt-saturated sand dollars ...