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/ Aug 14, 2018

200-million-year-old pterosaur 'built for flying'

Scientists on Monday unveiled a previously unknown species of giant pterosaur, the first creatures with a backbone to fly under their own power. Neither dino nor bird, pterosaurs — more commonly known as pterodactyls — emerged during the late Triassic period more than 200 million ...

How does a 1-ton dino hatch its eggs? Carefully

/ May 16, 2018

How does a 1-ton dino hatch its eggs? Carefully

Most dinosaurs buried their eggs and hoped for the best, but some species — including a few hefty ones — built nests and pampered unhatched offspring much as birds do today, researchers reported Wednesday. Which raises an intriguing question: How did creatures nearly as heavy ...

Horny dino's headgear borne of sexual selection, study finds

/ Mar 21, 2018

Horny dino's headgear borne of sexual selection, study finds

Horned dinosaurs including Triceratops likely evolved their impressive head displays for the purpose of attracting a mate, rather than to recognize members of their own species, according to research published Wednesday. The elaborate frills and horns of such ceratopsians, a group of four-legged herbivores that ...

Bird-like dinosaur Archaeopteryx could fly, but not very well

/ Mar 14, 2018

Bird-like dinosaur Archaeopteryx could fly, but not very well

The famous dino-bird Archaeopteryx may not have been a champion aviator but was fully capable of flying despite key skeletal differences from its modern cousins, according to a study. Scientists said on Tuesday they had examined Archaeopteryx's wing architecture using state-of-the-art scanning and compared it ...