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‘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...

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...

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...

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...

‘Blood amber:’ A portal into dinosaur times but an ethical minefield for paleontologists

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When it comes to dinosaurs, many of us think of towering skeletons dominating the atriums of the world's great natural history museums. But it's the tiniest fossils that have transformed paleontology over the past ...

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...

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...

125 million-year-old dinosaur found buried by a volcanic eruption in China

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Archeologists in China have discovered two perfectly preserved fossils of a new 125 million-year-old dinosaur species. The new species of burrowing dinosaur was discovered in the Lujiatun Beds, the oldest layers of ...

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...

A new dinosaur species was discovered decades after its bones were excavated

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A species of dinosaur has been discovered decades after its bones were unearthed, according to a new study. Scientists have named the ancient reptile Brighstoneus simmondsi, believed to be from the Lower Cretaceous ...

How a toothless, parrot-like dinosaur thrived 69 million years ago

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A toothless, two-fingered dinosaur was able to thrive more than 68 million years ago due to the parrot-like species' remarkable ability to adapt, scientists have discovered. Multiple skeletons of the Oksoko avarsan,...

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...

New armored dinosaur found in Chile had bizarre weaponized tail

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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 new species of armored dinosaur discovered in Chile had a weaponize...

A 12-year-old found a 69 million-year-old dinosaur fossil while hiking with his dad

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Nathan Hrushkin has wanted to be a paleontologist for as long as he can remember, and the 12-year-old has already made a significant discovery. He found a partially unearthed dinosaur fossil while hiking with his da...

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...

Teacher’s decades-old find on a Northern Ireland beach turns out to be the island’s first-ever dinosaur discovery

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You never know what you might find while walking along the beach. People often come across coins, shells and trash, but a teacher in Northern Ireland made a discovery that will go down in history. In the 1980s, the...

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