Tag Archives: Dinosaurs

Missing Middle? Fossils of Crocodile-like Ancestors to Dinosaurs Found

Imagine crocodiles with long necks and long legs running around? Yes, that’s how they were initially ruling out the theory of their miniature size before evolving into big size as previously thought. The missing middle has finally been resolved. Researchers from National Science Foundation discovered the fossils of the new ancient species of Teleocrater rhadinus, in southern Tanzania that measured ...

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New Research Junks 150-year-old dinosaur temperature debate

New evidence has ended 150-year-old debate on the nature of┬ádinosaurs’ body temperatures and how they influenced activity levels. Research by National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded scientists, including John Eiler of the California Institute of Technology, indicates that some dinosaurs had the capacity to elevate their body temperatures using heat sources in the environment, such as the sun. The researchers also believe ...

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Paleontologists find remains of crocodile species that preceded dinosaurs

Paleontologist Nesbitt from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, who has been responsible for naming more than half a dozen reptiles, including dinosaurs, added one more — Nundasuchus, a 9-foot-long carnivorous reptile with steak knifelike teeth, bony plates on the back, and legs that lie under the body. Nundasuchus is not a dinosaur, but one of the large ...

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