Home » Topics » dinosaur fossils

Pompeii-style volcano in China preserved treasure trove of fossilized dinosaurs

A treasure trove of fossilised dinosaurs and other long-extinct species in northeastern China was created, Pompeii-style, by an erupting volcano, scientists said Tuesday. A seam of rock known as the Yixian and Jiufotang formations, in western Liaoning province, is the burial ground of an astonishing array of creatures that lived…

Night-vision let dinosaurs stalk prey by dark: study

WASHINGTON — Ferocious, meat-eating dinosaurs were equipped with night vision that helped them stalk their prey in the dark, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science. Plant-eating dinosaurs could also see a fair bit at night, because they likely had to eat round the clock to keep…