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Dinosaur fossil from a supposed huge carnivore actually belongs to something else

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A dinosaur fossil footprint found about 50 years ago is from a plant-eating dinosaur -- not a huge meat-eating dinosaur as previously thought, according to a new study. The footprint, which dates back to the Triass...

Patagonian fossils show Jurassic dinosaur had the herd mentality

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A vast trove of fossils unearthed in Argentina's southern Patagonia region is offering the oldest-known evidence that some dinosaurs thrived in a complex and well-organized herd structure, with adults caring for the...

Dinky dinosaur was the smallest of its kind when it roamed Wales 200 million years ago

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. A dinky dinosaur around the size of a chicken is the oldest of its ki...

‘Horned crocodile-faced hell heron’ is one of two new Isle of Wight dinosaur discoveries

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While the Isle of Wight may be better suited for tourists these days, it was once "Dinosaur Island." Its fossil discoveries on the island off the south coast of England has led it to be known as the UK's dinosaur c...

What dinosaur diseases — which might seem familiar — can tell us about how they lived and died

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Science has transformed our understanding of dinosaurs in the past two decades. Get caught up with what's new in this five-part CNN series. Tyrannosaurus rex battled parasites and got gout from its meat-rich diet. D...

Hard-hitting news is extinct: CNN reports on dinosaur ‘foreplay,’ nearly six years after Forbes

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In a piece titled "The mysterious sex lives of dinosaurs," CNN senior producer Katie Hunt tackled the burning question of "how" dinosaurs reproduced and how it has been difficult to answer since "no fossil has reveal...

A newly discovered dinosaur with shark-like teeth was the T. rex of its day

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. Scientists have discovered a previously unknown species of predatory ...

Two new dinosaur species, as big as a blue whale, discovered in China

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Scientists have confirmed the discovery of two massive new dinosaur species in northwest China -- some of the first vertebrates uncovered in the region, according to a new study published Thursday. A number of fossi...

World’s smallest dinosaur is actually a ‘weird’ prehistoric lizard, scientists say

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A tiny skull entombed in 99-million-year-old amber that became the subject of scientific debate last year was initially thought to belong to the world's smallest dinosaur species. However, the high-profile March 202...

Scientists confirm discovery of Australia’s largest dinosaur, two stories tall and a basketball court long

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A new species of dinosaur discovered in Australia has been confirmed as the largest ever found in the country, and one of the biggest in the world. The fossilized skeleton, nicknamed "Cooper," was found in southwest...

This tiny dinosaur hunted in the dark and heard better than an owl

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With unusually large eyes and hair-trigger hearing, the tiny desert-dwelling dinosaur hunted its prey at night, offering more definitive evidence that dinosaurs weren't only active in the daytime. It's one of the f...

Researchers discover a dinosaur preserved sitting on a nest of eggs with fossilized embryos, a first

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Scientists are celebrating the first discovery of a dinosaur preserved while sitting on a nest of eggs with fossilized embryos, including at least three that were visible. The oviraptorosaur fossil was uncovered fro...

Hungry teenage tyrants help explain puzzling fact about dinosaur diversity

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Teen dinosaurs, specifically the offspring of enormous meat-eating species like Tyrannosaurus rex, would have been everywhere 100 million years ago. Their voracious and changing appetites would have deeply affected...

‘Bizarre’ dinosaur Spinosaurus behaved like a giant, flightless stork, study says

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Paleontologists have long been puzzled about how the Spinosaurus -- a giant dinosaur and aquatic predator -- would have behaved. Now, they believe it would have been less like an otter, and more like a huge, flightl...

Fossilized skull reveals how crested dinosaur got its fancy headgear

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First discovered in 1922 and best known for its distinctive crest, Parasaurolophus is one of the most recognizable dinosaurs -- a staple of childhood books and a background player in the Jurassic Park movie franchis...

Dinosaur fossils could belong to the world’s largest ever creature

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Experts have uncovered the remains of a gigantic dinosaur in Argentina, and believe it could be one of the largest creatures to have ever walked the Earth. Paleontologists discovered the fossilized remains of a 98 ...

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