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Researchers take dinosaurs’ temperature with teeth

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Scientists in California say they have for the first time devised a way to accurately take the body temperatures of dinosaurs — by examining the creatures’ teeth. Chemical analysis of the Jurassic period fossil teeth from two sauropods — long-tailed, long-necked dinosaurs that rank among the…

Dinosaur auction features fighting pair of skeletons

DALLAS (Reuters) – Natural history buffs with Tyrannosaurus-sized bank accounts got a chance to ante up on Sunday when an unusually large collection of fully assembled, museum-quality dinosaur skeletons was put up for auction. The featured stars of the Heritage Auctions bidding were a “fighting pair” of dinosaur skeletons that…

New ‘missing link’ dinosaur discovered in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES – Fossils of a recently discovered dinosaur species in Argentina is a “missing link” in the evolution of the long-necked giants that roamed the earth millions of years ago, paleontologists said. Long-neck, long-tail plant-eaters like Diplodocus, Brachiosaurus and Brontomerus — the largest land creatures ever to walk on…

100-million-year-old crocodile species discovered

A new species of crocodile that lived 100 million years ago has been identified from a fossil found in Thailand, researchers said Thursday. Komsorn Lauprasert, a scientist at Mahasarakham University, said the species had longer legs than modern-day crocodiles and probably fed on fish, based on the characteristics of its…

2 new dinosaur species discovered in southern Utah

Paleontologists report discovery of 2 new horned dinosaur species in southern Utah Scientists said Wednesday they’ve discovered fossils in the southern Utah desert of two new dinosaur species closely related to the Triceratops, including one with 15 horns on its large head. The discovery of the new plant-eating species —…

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