Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Allosaurus fossil invent in NE Thailand

A dig in Thailand's Northeast has discovered fossils of different dinosaurs, along with them those of allosaurus, the largest sized carnivorous dinosaur group that have been invent in Thailand.

Dig at Ban Saphan Hin village in Muang district of Nakhon Ratchasima Province discovered allosaurus, iguanodon, and duckbilled dinosaur and pterosaurs fossils in corporation layers dating back 100 million years.

Allosaurus is a tardy Jurassic carnivorous dinosaur. It is related to but a bit smaller than the tyrannosaurus. However allosaurus used to position as tall as ten meters. Since what we have invented, some of its teeth are ten centimeters long.

Refer: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-12/18/content_7272212.htm

Monday, December 10, 2007

Most extremely large dinosaur species discovered in Antarctica

Researchers have discovered a new kind and species of dinosaur in Antarctica, which belongs to the early on Jurassic period. They call this gigantic plant eating ancient sauropodomorph Glacialisaurus hammeri, who lived about hundred and ninety million years before.

The purpose of the new dinosaur find is base on incomplete foot, leg and ankle bones found on Mt. Kirkpatrick near the Beardmore Glacier in Antarctica at a height of over 13,000 feet. The new invention of a possible sauropod at approximately the same location in Antarctica lends added proof to the theory that the first sauropods coexisted with their basal sauropodomorph cousins, as well as Glacialisaurus hammeri, for the duration of the Late Triassic and Early Jurassic.

Refer: http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/health/most-massive

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

A glance at a Dinosaur Mummy

The world of Sixty five million years ago is full of mystery, but buried in a distant corner of North Dakota was a surprisingly well preserved dinosaur with fossilized skin, ligaments in addition to tendons. You can yet see scales on its surface. The specimen bowed out to be a duck billed plant eater name as hadrosaur. The skin had not misshapen in around the bone, and then I know to we had a 3-D dinosaur mummy. Outline in those scales also imply the hadrosaur had line along its tail, possibly to blend with the foliage. "This perhaps indicates that we had approximately a lined hide pattern on some parts of our animal is really thrilling."

Refer: http://www.abcnews.go.com/WN/story?id=3952832&page=1

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Dinosaur bones make problems Australian desal

In Australia Rare dinosaur bones and teeth found close to a proposed desalination plant that would supply this city with drinking water are affectation a potential problem to the plant's development. The 115 million year aged bones are part of a rare polar dinosaur site, just one of a partially dozen around the world, according to a November 27 article in the age.

While building on the A$3 billion project has not yet been delayed from its 2008 start and Victoria state Water Minister Tim Holding said the plant will go on with on agenda, some are calling for the state to conduct a full ecological effects statement that would consider the dinosaur ruins and existing sheltered species.

Refer: http://www.watertechonline.com/news.asp?N_ID=68674

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Dinosaur bones are actual thing

A 140-million-year-old pile of bones that had been lynching around Richmond, Ind., since the 1960s is now a completely assembled Allosaurus fragilis pestering the Cincinnati Museum Center's Museum of Natural History and Science. It’s the facility's first dinosaur skeleton assembled from actual bones. Cincinnati’s allosaurus was a meat-eating, birdlike dinosaur by sickle-shaped, serrated teeth. It roams the earth during the Jurassic Period. It was not fully grown-up, however at 25 feet long and 9 feet tall, it almost certainly weighed at least a ton. Fully grown, it would have been more or less doubles that.

It was three years work that begins with take out the last bones from rock. The allosaurus is generally real bones, but not 100 percent some bones were absent, so we borrowed the actual thing from Yale, made cast and then sent them back. But the bones we cast were of the similar size specimen and from the similar quarry, so they're as similar as you can get.

Refer: http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071116/

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Dinosaurs breathe like penguins

The majority efficient respiratory systems of all animals, like to that of modern diving birds like penguins, fossil proof shows. Bony projections on the ribcage known as uncinate process play a significant role in both respiration and locomotion. The little bones work as levers to move the ribs and sternum during breathing. They have become tailored in different type of birds to deal with different habits of getting around.

The bones are shortest in runners like emus that don't require large breast muscles for flight, in-between in flying birds and longest in divers such as the penguin. The Manchester team deliberates a wealth of fossil remains of dinosaurs and extinct birds such as Archaeopteryx, and compares these with skeletons of living birds. They found that uncinate processes are also found both in the destroyed ancestors of birds, the theropod dinosaurs, and in recent species.

Refer: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7081166.stm

Monday, November 5, 2007

For real with dinosaurs

The dinosaurs as of London's Natural History Museum are in South Africa in a surprising exhibition at the Gold Reef City Theme Park. The meet will bring you and your children for real with seven breeds of Dinosaur: Ankylosaurus, Baryonyx,Oviraptor, Ornithommosaur, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex plus Tryannosaurus Servo. One of the favorites is an 8meters long Tyrannosaurus Rex. The larger than life animatronic Dinosaur uses sensors to detect its "quarry" and can also sway its tail, pivot its head, spin its eyes, make touchy sounds, and open its jaws.

An adult T-rex could grow to about 5meters in height and 12meters in length, and weigh in at about seven tons. Despite the animal's size, it could run at an impressive 10meter per second
Refer: http://www.pretorianews.co.za/index.php?fArticleId=4113709

Monday, October 29, 2007

Paleontologist lecturer "King of the Dino Geeks"

"King of the Dino Geeks," but University of Maryland paleontologist Tom Holtz is happy to have earned the heading. A dinosaur nut since he received a few plastic dino toys at age three, Holtz is now a standard authority on the beasts that fascinates us millions of years after their vanishing from Earth. But, says Holtz, knowing about these vanished creatures is more than being able to spout off the differences among diplodocoids and certatopsids. "We can lesson a lot from the dinosaurs - the evolution of life, the effects of climate change, the relationship between the living and non-living world."

Holtz has presently published "Dinosaurs, The Most absolute, Up-To-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All age," with fantastic illustrations by artist Luis V. Rey. In this Q&A, Holtz discussion about dinosaurs, their place in the history of the world and why even little kids can speak tongue distortion dinosaur names with relative ease. Holtz has been on a number of fossil digs, has written a number of dinosaur books for kids, and consulted on "Walking with Dinosaurs." He is working in the midst of the History Channel on a new program, "Jurassic Fight Club."

Refer: http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/534771/

Thursday, October 25, 2007

World biggest Dinosaur Mural Wins Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize

The paelo-artist group of Walters & Kissinger, LLC has been awarded the prominent John J. Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize for 2D art for the creation of what is believed to be the longest dinosaur mural in the world.

The mural is situated in the Carnegie Museums of Natural History’s exhibit Dinosaurs in Their Time, which open on November 21, 2007. The mural, known as the Morrison Formation mural depicts the swarming life found during the Late Jurassic Period, 150-145 million years ago. The Morrison Formation is found in the western United States and Canada and is one of the majority fertile sources of dinosaur fossils in North America.

This mural is believed to be the largest incessant dinosaur mural in the world –measuring at a massive 180 feet by 15 feet and a whopping 2,640 square feet. The work took more than a year and needed the collaboration of the artists and Carnegie scientists to ensure scientific accuracy.

Refer: http://www.huliq.com/39429/world-s-largest-dinosaur-mural-wins-lanzendorf-paleoart-prize

Thursday, October 18, 2007

America's oldest natural history institution dust itself off

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - America's oldest natural history institution has no meaning of going the way of the dinosaur, but its nearly two centuries in survival have been nearly as bumpy as the hide of a Carnotaurus.

The school of Natural Sciences, battered by finances problems, is crafting a multimillion - dollar plan to renovate its exhibits, stock up its coffers and reinvigorate its staff in time for the venerable museum,s 200th birthday in 2012.

Certainly a tall order, but it's in keeping with the rule that applies to the millions of plants and animals in its valued collection: Adapt or die.

Refer : http://www.dailyamerican.com/articles/2007/10/18/state_news/s_news607.txt

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Argentina was house of 8-ton dinosaur

NEUQUEN, Argentina (UPI) - some of the world's biggest dinosaurs once upon a time roamed what is now Argentina, scientists have determined. The scientists said the sole structure of its neck separated this dinosaur from other group.

This is one of the biggest in the world and one of the most absolute of these giants that exist, said Jorge Calvo, leader of the paleontological center of the National University of Comahue in Argentina, and guide author of a study on the dinosaur published in the peer-reviewed Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.

The name Futalognkosaurus dukei comes as of the Mapuche Indian, significance the giant chief of the Saurus, and for Duke Energy Argentina, which help finance the dig.


Monday, October 15, 2007

Erenhot excavation make public dinosaur fossil belt

The recently found fossil belt of dinosaurs is far away from the bank of the Eren Salt Lake, which may recommend that a natural disaster cause the destruction of the dinosaurs, Xinhua quoting a specialist as saying. The paleontologists say the dinosaur fossils belong to the behind Cretaceous era (around 65 million to 70 million years ago) when the gigantic animal abruptly became died out.

This may be the second most important archaeological discovery at the Eren Basin, after Chinese archaeologists found the leftovers of gigantic bird-like dinosaur there in 2005, overturning theories that dinosaurs became normally smaller as they evolve into birds.


Friday, October 12, 2007

Tyrannosaur Footstep discovered in Montana

A paleontologist has discovered a gigantic footstep nearly everyone likely left by a very tall tyrannosaur as it crushed the Earth 65 million years ago.

The footstep, which measures about 2.5 feet (74 centimeters) in length, was found in rock in Montana's Hell Creek creation, a well-known site for Tyrannosaurus rex fossil.

"We are moderately convinced that it's been made by a theropod, or rapacious dinosaur," thought paleontologist Phillip Manning of the University of Manchester in England, who was part of the group that found the step.

Refer : http://www.foxnews.com

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Amazing Duck-billed dinosaurs

Scientists are surprised at the grind capability of a recently express duck-billed dinosaur. The herbivores has great chin, more than Eight hundred teeth and dense head intended that no leaf, branch or bush would have been protected.

Duck-billed dinosaurs were formerly known to have been among the most impressive herbivores, with hundreds of teeth and a body that can rap down trees.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Information about Dinosaur Behavior

Dinosaur early appears approximately 150 million years before; grow from little feathered carnivorous dinosaurs. Although Velociraptor was a extremely close family member of birds, it can not fly.

Carnivorous creature begins walking on two legs, continents divide and the Triassic desert greens above into the lush forests of the Jurassic period. The dinosaurs are the masters of their paradise, until death come from the sky in the form of an enormous comet.