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New species of spinosaurid dinosaur discovered in Portugal

NOVA School of Science and Technology and Museu da Lourinhã scientists have found evidence that a group of fossils found 23 years ago in...

Fossils show a crocodile ancestor dined on a young dinosaur

Scientists have found evidence that an ancient crocodile ancestor chowed down on a dinosaur. A member of a newfound species dubbed Confractosuchus sauroktonos, preserved within...

Ancient plant fossils discovery in Washington points to paleobotanic mystery

A new description of two well-preserved ancient fossil plant specimens is prompting paleobotanists to rethink how plants might have been dispersed during the Late...

Study finds first evidence indicating dinosaur respiratory infection

The fossilized remains of an immature diplodocid may provide the first evidence of a unique respiratory infection in a dinosaur. The study has been...

Fossils excavated in the 1960s add missing link to crocodile evolution

A set of Triassic archosaur fossils have been excavated in the 1960s in Tanzania. They have been formally recognized as a distinct species. They...

AI will revolutionize how we research dinosaur fossils

Artificial intelligence technologies can identify tumour by high-resolution medical imagery. Scientists have used the technology to analyse similar scans of dinosaur fossils. The study...

Fossils of sauropodomorph ancestor show it walked upright

University of Bristol researchers have found evidence that an early ancestor of the giant sauropodomorph dinosaurs had walked upright. It was also quick and...