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T. Rex were violent cannibals: Palaeontologists

A strong evidence that T. Rex and his kin were violent animals and practised cannibalism was found by palaeontologists based on the remains of the large carnivorous tyrannosaur Daspletosaurus with many injuries during its lifetime and perhaps partially eaten after it died. Palaeontologists now believe that members of Daspletosaurus’ own species inflicted all of the damage. “This animal clearly had a tough ...

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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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Full fossil of small dinosaur found in South Korea

One of the smallest species of dinosaur skeleton fossil was found by South Korean paleontologists in rare condition, the first such discovery of its kind in the country. The National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage in Seoul said the skeleton, which was found in a geologic formation in Hadong, some 450 km south of Seoul, belongs to a theropod and ...

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