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 ...

Pygmy tyrannosaur prowled the ancient Arctic

Mar 22, 2014

Pygmy tyrannosaur prowled the ancient Arctic

by Kerry Sheridan

A pint-sized tyrannosaur braved the frigid Arctic and feasted on fellow dinosaurs 70 million years ago, according to a recent report on a new species identified from fossilized skull bones in Alaska. Scientists have crowned the fierce creature the “polar bear lizard,” or Nanuqsaurus ...

CGI, scientific studies bring dinosaurs closer

Jan 14, 2014

CGI, scientific studies bring dinosaurs closer

by Akira Kato

Advances in computer graphics and scientific studies have made dinosaurs attractive not just to small boys but also women and girls. “It seems nowadays that one of every five children interested in dinosaurs is a girl,” said a representative for the National Museum of ...

Flying reptiles that weren't so scary after all

Aug 16, 2013

Flying reptiles that weren't so scary after all

by Mark P. Witton

For most of us, “pterodactyls” are large, vicious and ugly gargoyles with leathery wings and jaws lined with savage teeth, the sort of disreputable brutes we find in Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Lost World,” the “Jurassic Park” franchise — even a recent episode of ...

May 30, 2013

Study casts doubt on theory of caring dino dads

Male dinosaurs may not have had a caring side after all. Five years ago, a study of theropod dinosaurs concluded that it was male dinosaurs that incubated the eggs of their offspring. Now a new analysis of the same data is challenging that finding. ...

Fukui museum unearths Japan's dinosaur roots

Apr 16, 2013

Fukui museum unearths Japan's dinosaur roots

by Natsume Watanabe

“It’s a dinosaur backbone!” One February morning, around 30 researchers and workers hammered away at an excavation site in the middle of sugar cane fields stretching beyond the horizon in Suranaree, about 260 km northeast of Bangkok. Large rocks were first cut into pieces ...