Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tyrannosaurus Rex AteTyrannosaurus Rex At Jurassic Period

Tyrannosaurus Rex was the undisputed king of the dinosaurs. They eat each other. The Yale researcher Nick Longrich found vast gouges in the bone of a Tyrannosaurus rex.

He said, “They’re the kind of marks that any big carnivore could have made,” said Longrich, “but Tyrannosaurus rex was the only big carnivore in western North America 65 million years ago.”

Longrich unremitting to investigate for other signs of Tyrannosaurus rex cannibalization and excavated a total of three foot bones and one arm bone that showed signs of being chobbled on by another Tyrannosaurus rex, which, allowing for the amount of fossils we have represents a important proportion.
“It’s surprising how frequent it appears to have been,” Longrich said. “We’re not exactly sure what that means.”

The symbols on the bones are convincingly the result of feeding, but whether the cannibalization was a result of the behemoth’s skirmishing each other to the death, or simply that of scavenging for food, is unidentified.

“Modern big carnivores do this all the time,” he said. “It’s a convenient way to take out the competition and get a bit of food at the same time.”

These conclusions are an unlooked-for clue into the lives of one of the more hidden dinosaurs. “They were some of the largest terrestrial carnivores of all time, and the way they approached eating was basically unusual from modern species,” Longrich said. “There’s a big mystery around what and how they ate, and this research helps to uncover one piece of the puzzle.”

Sunday, October 17, 2010

New Research on Tyrannosaurus Rex

The status of the Tyrannosaurus rex, previously the badass of the dinosaur world — just got a modest seedier; new research shows it took part in cannibalistic behavior.

The Canadian and U.S. paleontologists reveals facts that showing the Tyrannosaurus rex ate members of its own species, a report published Friday on the online science journal.

A few years ago, Yale University researcher Nick Longrich gave additional reflection to some large teeth marks he had found on a dinosaur bone exposed in Montana.

He said it dawned on him the bite marks had to come from a Tyrannosaurus rex, since it was the only large carnivore in North America 65 million years ago, the era the fossil was known to have come from. It also became apparent the bone itself was from a Tyrannosaurus rex.

Succeeding examinations of dinosaur bones from numerous museum collections exposed additional bites, signifying Tyrannosaurus rex-on-Tyrannosaurus rex eating action was quite common.

"If you think about the way these big carnivores are, they're designed to eat other big animals, and they are also big animals," Longrich said.He noted that many animals alive today, such as alligators and bears, are known to eat each other. "Modern animals are cannibalistic quite often."

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fossils Excavated At Colorado National Monument

Fossils are not exceptional for paleontologists to dig up on the Colorado National Monument, as this place is showing some big finds in fossils. Paleontologists have discovered two different fossilized tracks that are not bigger than a quarter but they are printing a rare scene for researchers and creating quite a stir.

Dr. John Foster (paleontologist) says that "Tracks are evidence of a living animal going about its business and these prints of a lizard and some turtles are 150 million years old. They are generations that were lived in the shade of the bigger dinosaurs like Stegosaurs and Brachiosaurus.

Dr. George Callison says - Some shows more than one turtle heading in the same direction that gives raise to speculation that maybe we are looking at a herd of turtles. Often, small animal tracks are swept away long before they're preserved and they are rare to find in the Morrison Formation.

However, these findings play an important role in finding how an animal like the turtle lived and fossils will be display at the Colorado National Monument's visitor center until October 22nd.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Dinosaur Species Excavated At China

Scientists in China have exposed the fossils of a beforehand-mysterious dinosaur group - a meat-eating theropod on Beijing at Oct 10.

Dong Zhiming, a researcher from the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology said, ‘the fossils of the dinosaur were unearthed at Longshan in Yi Autonomous Prefecture of Chuxiong in September”.

The dinosaur was anticipated to have lived before 180 million years, or during the near the beginning of Jurassic Period, the People's Daily reported Sunday.

Dong Zhiming also said, the size of the Dinosaur is 120 cm long and 70 cm tall and it also had a long tail and sharp teeth.

The excavated dinosaur was associated to the Coelophysises Dinosaurs. These Coelophysises were small, meat-eating dinosaurs and they were lived in the North American continent in the late Triassic period.

The officials said that the new species will be named after a more detailed research.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Huge Dinosaur graveyard Excavated in North East

A field of untouched fossilized  dinosaur remains near Tumbler Ridge, B.C., proving that giant plant- and meat-eating prehistoric animals roamed northeastern British Columbia millions of years ago were discovered by a team of Researchers.

Last month during a three-day expedition into a remote forested area in B.C.’s Peace River area, Paleontologist Richard McCrea and his four-person research team made the discovery.

McCrea said, with up to 150 kilograms of fossilized dinosaur remains found on the surface, there was no digging required.

“We have bones from plant-eating dinosaurs and we have some bones from large meat-eating dinosaurs, probably a tyrannosaur,” he said.

“We did a sweep and the indications are pretty good we probably have quite a lot of bones in that area,” said McCrea. “We could possibly start two excavations in two widely separated areas we had explored. Things look promising.”

McCrea said the volunteer-operated paleontology research centre will run out of funds within a month because its annual grant from Tumbler Ridge’s municipal government was cut to $152,000 from $200,000 this year.

“We’re picking up the slack,” he said. “We have this amateur volunteer organization that’s taken on what should be a provincial responsibility and we’re doing a damn good job with the few resources we have.”

Monday, September 27, 2010

Two Species Of Dinosaurs At Utah

Paleontologists in Southern Utah founded 2 new rare species of dinosaurs in this past Friday. The fossils are believed to be piece of the triceratops family.

Paleontologists were also found that the first dinosaur was Utahceratops, and the second dinosaur will be named Kosmoceratops.Scientist said there were a few distinctions among the two species but differences as well.Both were herbivores and contained horns on the front of their heads.

The Utahceratops was the larger of the two species. For its facial features the Utahceratops had one large horn on the center of its head and two small horns on both sides. It weighed in at 3 to 4 tons, with a height of 6 feet. It stood 18 to 22 feet long and had a head length of 7 feet long.

The Kosmoceratops weighed in at 2.5 tons approximately and was a height of 15 feet long. On the front of its face, pointing in a downward motion, researchers found that it contained at least 10 to 15 horns. The Kosmoceratops had an appearance like to a bison.

The species is set up to be preserved and viewed at The Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Discovery On Tyrannosaurus Rex

Tyrannosaurus Rex- It remain us the massive teeth and diminutive arms which hunting humans in
 Jurassic Park standing reconstructed in the natural history museum.

Even in the last year and also in the last decade, there have been new studies on Tyrannosaurus Rex
 and their intimates that stood no taller than us for closely 100 million years.

Paleontologists lay out all the current discoveries that tell the story of the world’s favorite ancient monster in the journal Science in this week.

Stephen Brusatte,one of the study leaders of the American Museum of Natural History in New York

"Up until about ten years ago we only knew about Tyrannosaurus rex and a handful of its closest relatives - all colossal, apex predators from the end Cretaceous in North America,” Brusatte explained. “Now we know of about 20 tyrannosaur species that span a time period of 100 million years, most of which are very small.”

In the last year scientists have exposed six fresh species. The team writes in the study that one of those newly revealed species was “100 million years older and 1/100 the size of Tyrannosaurus rex.” University of Maryland tyrannosaur expert Thomas Holtz, Jr., added: “I like to call [early tyrannosaurs] the jackals of the Jurassic and Early Cretaceous.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dino Mites Successing At museum

An A to Z of Dinosaurs was opened on South Shields Museum & Art Gallery and which has up to 100,000 visitors since June for Dino Mites.

on Saturday, September 25,the exhibit has so far attracted more than 90,000 visitors to the museum in Ocean Road.

Dino Mites, which contains 15 life-size baby dinosaurs, including the formidable T-Rex and Triceratops, originally appeared at the museum in 2000 and attracted a staggering 80,000 visitors during its summer run.

Mr Wilson said,""It's such an exciting exhibition, I can't say I'm surprised that it's captured the imagination of our visitors, especially the family audience who seem to want to come back again and again."

The exhibition is open until Saturday, September 25, when the museum plans to stage a family fun day to give the dinosaurs a good send-off.

The next exhibition, History in the Making: 150 Years of South Shields Museum & Art Gallery, opens on Saturday, October 16.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

An Ancient Egg found outsite Geelong

In the Brisbane Ranges National Park,a secrecy about dinosaurs' survival in Geelong. Near Steiglitz Rd, an egg of pre-historic Dinosaur which is estimated to be 25 million years old was discovered.

Geelong subterranean historian Alan said, he had contacted the Melbourne Museum, who confirmed the history of the egg.He also said,"There's been no evidence of dinosaurs it that area before".

A study earlier this year conducted by a group of paleontologists claimed the feared Tyrannosaurus rex may have roamed the Otways coast.

Alan said his find could re-write the history books in Geelong and the surrounding region if the egg was proven to be the real deal.

"It could change the whole Geelong region, that's how significant it is," he said.
Alan estimated the egg could be worth upwards of $50,000 depending on its significance to the region.

In the 1970s and 1980s,a number of dinosaur fossils were found in the Otways but Alan's find is one of the first in Geelong for years.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Full-size mutable dinosaurs on show

For the first time on the first day of the Ramzan, the world’s largest movable dinosaur show opened at Al Fitr holiday in Dubai.

It is organized by Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment’s  as part of ‘Eid in Dubai’ celebrations,. The Dinosaurs Show will be held at Festival Centre, Dubai Festival City until December 2 which is UAE's National Day.

A statement said, it has full- sized moving dinosaur models, and taking place in the world’s largest helium balloon tents, the show will bring dinosaurs back to life.

Dinosaur guides will be provided to the visitors  on the show which teaches people about ancient times and also it has some of the most amazing species to ever walk the planet.

Tickets are priced at Dh50 ($13.60) per person. Entrance tickets also include free entry into the Dino Live raffle draw to win a Dino Live car.  

Monday, September 6, 2010

An Exhibit on Dinosaurs At Cincinnati Museum

A spine more than 9 feet long and Dinosaurs fossils from a species of the long-necked titanosaur family were found in North American on Friday at a Cincinnati museum.

From 2005 to 2007 in China's Henan province, four of the fossils are among at least a dozen that were found. The spine and three vertebrae came from a titanosaur. The paleontologists believe was 30 feet tall, close to 100 feet long and probably weighed 32 to 87 tons.

Officials at the Cincinnati Museum Center said the fossils in the exhibit date back to 144 million to 100 million years ago.

After the fossils were recognized and researchers found that villagers in the region had been digging up dinosaur bones for centuries and they believing them to be dragon bones and grinding them up for medicine.

Daoping Bao, president and CEO of Dinosaurs Unearthed Corp said "Henan could become the largest dinosaur field in China”.

The exhibit also includes a fossilized nest of eggs laid by an unknown species of the feathered, beaked oviraptor. The eye-catching attraction that first greets exhibition visitors measures more than 5 feet in diameter and contains 26 eggs averaging a foot or more in length and laid in pairs around the edge of the round nest.

The Cincinnati exhibit will continue through mid-October, when the collection will be included in a larger Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibition of the Chinese fossils set to begin touring the United States and Canada. Sites have yet to be announced.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Dinosaurs At Questacon

At Canberra's Questacon yesterday, it was a Sunday similar to any other in the dinosaur exhibit with a firm spectacle of parents carefully gauging their kids’ responses to the huge, robotic beasts. Typically, while few kids stared up at the animals with looks of fear and surprise, others cringed under the parents' arms, frightened of the looming faces and recorded roars of the Terrorsaurus exhibition.

It will arrive as a aid to some, then, that yesterday was the dinosaurs' last day at Questacon, before they start to Victoria. The dinosaurs to Melbourne's Science works was given by “The national science and technology centre".

Mr Kohlhagen said,"The kids will be able to get in there and raise a sweat and really physically engage with the exhibits".

The choice to give away the dinosaurs - some of which date back to 1988- has been seen with shock by parents who have relied in the past on the gripping effects of the bouncy animal movements and bizarre sounds to engage their restless kids.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Is Dinosaurs Having Brain?


Historians, archaeologists, and all the other historical research people researched towards the end of the dinosaur age.

What about dinosaurs, the gargantuan creatures we are all still confused with even today? Dinosaurs have no brains but what they lacked in brains they compensated with muscle and brawn.

The tyrannosaurus rex, mastodon, pterodactyl and the brontosaurus are all tradition in this field. Some believed that whatever their strengths, ultimately their unawareness or pride caused their defeat when a mammoth meteorite struck the earth millions of years ago to end their reign.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Research on Dinosaurs in Newyork Central Park

In New York's Central Park, as many as 100 dinosaurs could have swarming, projected a paleontologist.James Farlow and his colleagues of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne have worked out the food needs and resources of a dinosaur's  population preserved in a deposit called the Morrison formation, which stretches across Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.

Dating from around 150 million years ago, near the end of the Jurassic period, the Morrison formation holds many of the long-necked giants called sauropods.The formation also holds fossil ferns and cycads, which permitted Farlow and colleagues to guess how much food was existing for Jurassic herbivores to eat.In one layer, they counted 135 sauropods specimens - including 31 Apatosaurus, the behemoth formerly known as Brontosaurus.

Calculating dinosaur appetites was faintly more complicated task because their metabolism is unknown.If they were warm-blooded like mammals, their requirements would be like to those of modern hippos and elephants - even though their larger sizes should have made them somewhat more energy-efficient.

But if they had slow, cold-blooded metabolisms like lizards, they could have survived on a much more meagre diet, and the same area could hold tens of the giants.

on the other hand, perhaps 100 cold-blooded sauropods could have crowded into this Jurassic park.The study has been available in Historical Biology.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Aussie Dinosaurs' Digs

A novice paleontologist who is an expert on a dinosaur dig in outback Queensland in the hope of finding 100-million-year-old fossils.Along with paleontologist, about 40 children and adults will participate in the dig.

The dig would hollow out a site where two dinosaurs were discovered four years ago, said by Queensland Museum paleontologist Dr Scott Hocknull.He also said that "It was Banjo (Australovenator) the most complete meat-eating dinosaur in Australia and Matilda (Diamantinasaurus) a giant plant-eating dinosaur".

The annual dig was open to the public but had been booked out,said by Mr Hocknull.He also said that,"We're bringing in people who have never seen, dug or handled a dinosaur bone in their life and training them to be modern paleontologists in a matter of weeks".

He said bone discoveries by farmers in the district were in many cases just the tip of the iceberg.The dig runs from August 15 until September 4.

North-eastern Australia has the lion's share of dinosaur fossil discoveries because of a giant inland sea, 100 million years ago, he said.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hunting Dinosaurs' skeleton

Most recent year’s field season gave a prospect to situate at least three skeletons of this iconic dinosaur that were smoothly weathering from 65 million year old rocks at a secret location.

This is the last slice of geological time that contains the fossil remains of dinosaurs, before their mass extinction.

The research work on the Hadrosaur Dinomummy, helping dinosaurs ‘virtually’ walk, zapping Archaeopteryx with particle accelerators and tracking the enigmatic Tyrannosaurus Rex in the Badlands of Montana by the pioneering paleontologist and his team in August.

He said: “We have been working on the exceptional preservation of soft tissue and the bio mechanics of dinosaurs from the Hell Creek for over five years now, but this is our first major Manchester-led expedition to this very promising field area.”

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Guinness World Record on Dinosaurs

Guinness World Records confirmed that a dinosaur museum in east China's Shandong Province has been the largest of its kind in the world, said by Museum’s officials,

In Pingyi County, the Shangdong Tianyu Museum of Nature which was opened in 2004 is devoted to dinosaur and other prehistoric fauna, applied for a Guinness World Record in early June and received the confirmation.

"It contains 28,000 square meters (301,389 sq ft) of exhibition space, housing 1,106 dinosaur specimens and thousands of other ancient fossils," the London-based agency said in a certificate to confirm it as the world's largest dinosaur museum.

The dinosaur specimens are all represented by almost complete skeletons, including 368 psittacosaurid specimens, 391 dromaeosaurid specimens, 255 Anchiornis specimens, 22 Jeholosaurus specimens, and 70 other rare dinosaurs and unnamed dinosaur fossils .

Before the new record, the museum had five other world records, including the longest silicified wood fossil, the biggest Sinosauropteryx fossil, the biggest amethyst cave, Yin said.

A ceremony to mark the recognition as the world's largest dinosaur museum will be held on Sept. 28 at Tianyu, and officials from Guinness World Records headquarters would attend, Yin said.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

An stolen Egg Of Haudrosaur

From Otago Museum, a Fossilized dinosaur egg was stolen on Tuesday .By this morning, it was dropped off to Dunedin by police but whoever returned it didn't stick around to discuss the ancient object.

Senior Sergeant Bruce Ross said,The egg was left in a supermarket shopping bag at Dunedin central police station about 8am, while the main counter was unattended.
He also  said that However, the person would have been caught on security cameras, and the alleged thief was also caught on the museum's security cameras.
The Otago Daily Times reported that Staff noticed the  fossil missing from the Dunedin museum's ground-floor shop early on Tuesday, . The thief walked up to it, looked to see no one was watching, put it in his bag and walked out.
The fossil was a Hadrosaur egg from the Cretaceous period, between 145 million to 65 million years ago, and was collected in the Henan province in China.
It was valued at $1,700.
Police returned the egg to the museum this morning, and would look at the security footage today as part of their investigation

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Dinosaurs and Mammals

Many paleontologists thought the reason the dinosaurs became extinct was that the big, unwieldy reptiles were out competed by small, nippy mammals that ate their eggs and generally ran rings around them.

This quasi-anthropocentric view, of the unavoidable rise of humanity’s ancestors, took a thump when closer examination showed that dinosaurs, too, were often dexterous and warm-blooded.

Then it was found that the extermination was an accident, caused when an asteroid hit the Earth. Until that moment, the dinosaurs had reigned supreme and mammals were just an afterthought.

An Analysis by Edward Simpson and his colleagues of Kutztown University in Pennsylvania indicates that the relationship between dinosaurs and mammals was actually that of a diner to his lunch.

Fossil teeth, and the occasional skeleton, show that small mammals were common at this time. That they should have lived in burrows is no surprise. But animals dig burrows for protection. The question is from what was this protection sought?.They analyzed the scrapings they realized that their shape suggested they had been made by the claws of predatory, feathered dinosaurs related to a well-known species called Velociraptors.

The claws of Velociraptors and its relations had up till now been regarded as weapons to be deployed against beasts of the aggressor’s own size—either other Velociraptors.

It is possible that the dinosaurs’ intentions were to build nests for their eggs, but the researchers argue that this is unlikely because known nests are of a consistent size that does not match that of these diggings.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Research On Dinosaur's Shapes

DINOSAURS were known as shape-shifters. Their skulls undergo intense changes during their lives, growing larger, sprouting horns then reabsorbing them, and changing shape so completely that different stages look to us like different species.

This discovery comes from a study of the iconic dinosaur triceratops and its close relative torosaurus. Their skulls are obviously different but are essentially from the very same species, said by John Scannella and Jack Horner at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana.

Triceratops had three facial horns and a short, thick neck-frill with a saw-toothed edge. Torvosaurus also had three horns, however at different angles, and a much longer, thinner, smooth-edged frill with two huge holes in it. So it's not startling that Othniel Marsh, who discovered both considered them to be separate species, in the late 1800s.

Now Scannella and Horner say that triceratops is only the childish form of torvosaurus. As the animal matured, its horns changed shape and orientation and its frill became longer, thinner and less jagged. Finally it became fenestrated, producing the classic torvosaurus form.

This excessive shape-shifting was potential because the bone tissue in the frill and horns stayed undeveloped, spongy and riddled with blood vessels, not at all fully hardening into solid bone as happens in most animals during early maturity.

The only modern animal known to do anything similar is the cassowary, descended from the dinosaurs, which develops a large spongy crest when its skull is about 80 per cent fully grown.

Shape-shifting sustained throughout these dinosaurs' lives, Scannella says. "Even in the most mature specimens that we've examined, there is evidence that the skull was still undergoing dramatic changes at the time of death."

Monday, July 26, 2010

A Fact On Dinosaurs

An earliest ‘crime scene’ in Utah has discovered facts of a dinosaur in the act of plundering on a small mammal.

In Dixie National Forest, a 77-million-year-old dinosaur graze mark and scratched-out digging traces were discovered next to a series of mammal burrows by Edward Simpson and his colleagues, a geologist at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania.

New Scientist quoted Simpson as says “It appears a dinosaur was digging down and trapping rodent-like mammals in a similar way to coyotes hunting around prairie dog burrows today.”

The size and curving of the claw indicate that it was a maniraptoran theropod - carnivorous dinosaurs including velociraptors and the associates of modern birds among their ranks.

The traces were conserved when sand was suddenly dumped onto the burrows during a flood. It is published in Geology.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dinosaurs At Arena


Animatronics use 21st century technology to simulate dinosaurs, making them life-like dinosaur robots.

Dinosaur species include stegosaurus, giganotosaurus, spinosaurus, and the ever popular tyrannosaurus rex on the exhibition.

The exhibit will includes where kids can be like a paleontologist and excavate replica bones and fossils.

Dinosaur fanatics can get a sneak peak at the exhibit and the Days of the Dinosaur exhibit is $5 for adults and $3 for children.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bringing Dinosaurs to real life using scientific creatures and 3D techniques

A nice mini-series brings anatomical and paleontological science to life with cutting edge 3D graphics to help us envision this superb creature.

Living for more than a million generations the dinosaurs had more than 100 million years to develop into some of the most perfect critters the earth has yet seen.

Now, for the primary instant, viewers will be able to see the skin, muscle, and bones of prehistoric creatures, and gain coming to what enabled dinosaurs to carry on during the Cretaceous period.
Tyrannosaurs Rex

From amazing carnivores like the Tyrannosaurus Rex with its rows of razor sharp teeth, to enormous herbivores the documentary looks at how the dinosaurs developed into the perfect predators and how others developed bodies that served to care for and even preserve them, like the Ankylosaur with its weapon like tail.

“Clash of the Dinosaurs” is a sensational piece of programming; perfect for dino fans of all ages. Watch it on Discovery and Discovery HD on each Friday at 9pm from 23rd July.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Three Horned Dinosaurs

A three-horned dinosaur long known as Torvosaurus may essentially symbolize an adult Triceratops, according to paleontologists.

The terminations overturn a century-old belief about Triceratops and Torvosaurus on behalf of two different dinosaur species.
Triceratops had a three-horned skull with a short frill, compare with the superior frill of the three-horned Torvosaurus skull that integrated two large holes.

Ancient time’s puzzlement makes sense, because young dinosaur skulls altered significantly as the animals grew up, Scannella, a paleontologist noted the Triceratops skulls .

The paleontologists drew upon a 10-year study of the Hell Creek Formation in Eastern Montana, which yielded Triceratops skulls ranging from the size of footballs to the size of small cars.

The specimens dated back to the Cretaceous Period that ended with mass dinosaur destruction around 65 million years ago.

By distinction, Torosaurus specimens appeared much rarer, and none came from young immature animals. All the skulls revealed by researchers appeared huge.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Latest News on Dinosaurs

According to paleontologists, a three-horned dinosaur long which known as Torvosaurus is actually represented as an adult Triceratops.

Sunday, July 18 is opening day for Dinosaur Downs Speedway, as they will be hosting four categories of racing at the new track.

According to the research, both the reptiles are actually the distinct dinosaur at different stages of growth.

Runners are lining up for the first Community Futures Dinosaur Valley Half Marathon, and so far, it is mostly women.

A century-old belief holds that Triceratops and Torvosaurus represent two different dinosaur species.

Clifton achieved the milestone win on the card’s opening race, guiding two-year-old colt Dinny Dinosaur to victory in a five-furlong maiden claiming race.

A new American study has debunked over a 100 years of thought regarding the dinosaurs known as Triceratops and Torosaurus at Washington, July 17.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

World Of Dinosaurs on Sea,Air and Land

The Institute of Science exhibits the rare species of dinosaurs and other reptiles and birds from the Mesozoic Era ever displayed in Metro Detroit. Encompassing a massive 6,000 square feet on two levels with more than 60 skeletal mounts, casted and restored from original specimens, World of Dinosaurs immerses the visitor with dinosaurs and the remarkable reptiles of the air and sea that shared their world. The primary focus of World of Dinosaurs is on the extinct animals and environment of the Late Jurassic and Cretaceous time periods, commonly referred to as the Golden Age of Dinosaurs  

World of Dinosaurs: Land
The specimens here are derived largely from river and lake deposits in North America and Asia. It Exhibits:

 World of Dinosaurs: Sea
The specimens here are derived from shallow sea deposits that covered the western interior of North America, North Africa and Europe. It includes,

  •   Long snake-like Mosasaurus,
  • The 24’ long plesiosaur Elasmosaurus,
  • A 10’ long Ichthyosaurus from England,
  • A real, superbly preserved complete Ichthyosaurus from Germany (Holzmaden Shale),
  • And an actual partial mandible of a Moroccan Mosasaurus.

World of Dinosaurs: Air
The specimens here come from Western North America, Brazil and Germany.

  •   The pterosaur specimens (flying reptiles) are suspended over various appropriate portions of the exhibit, they include:
  •   The majestic Pteranodon with a 24’ wingspan, from the western interior of North America,
  •   Brazilian pterosaurs - two flying examples of Anhanguera (13’ wingspan)
  •     One in terrestrial pose and a flock of five in flight specimens of Tapejera (5’ wingspan);
  •     And 4 bat-like specimens of Rhamphorhynchus from the Late Jurassic of Germany (Solenhofen Limestone).

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Discovery Of The Bone Of Long Neck Dinosaur

A species of long-necked dinosaur that once lived off was discovered in the coast of Africa. A Minnesota paleontologist will soon name it.

Kristi Curry Rogers, former paleontologist at the Science Museum of Minnesota, has been working for 10 years to try to find out the new species.

In Madagascar, there were two different species of long-neck dinosaurs bone were found.
Kristi Curry Rogers says that
  • "It's sort of a historical problem that we always have to deal with because the first named of anything is not necessarily the best example of what that thing might be."

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Pre-historicFlying Dinosaurs

 The pterosaurs and pelycosaurs have been undergone new researches- the fin-backed ancestors of modern mammals - have shown their convoluted head crests and sails. They were developed for the purpose of sexual selection.

 Until now, many thought these accessories arranged body temperature or, in the case of pterosaurs, such as the giant Pteranodon, they helped them to avoid while they were flying.

 The relative size of the head crest compared to the body of the pterosaur was too big for it to have been dedicated to temperature control shown by the research, published in The American Naturalist. Because of sexual competition,these findings suggest that the elaborate crests and sails became so grand.

Pterosaurs put more effort into attracting a mate than peacocks whose large feathers are considered the most Extendable one.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Largest and Fastest Moving Dinosaurs

European researchers said in LONDON at July 1, Even though ostriches has their wings but they can't fly, how they use their wings when running offers clues to how two-legged dinosaurs may have moved,.

Britain's Society for Experimental Biology announced, Ostriches used their wings as sophisticated air rudders and braking aids.Likewise, techniques may have been used by their bi-pedal, or two-legged, dinosaur ancestors.

Some of the largest and fastest-moving dinosaurs, such as the 25-foot-long Gigantoraptor, may have used feathered forelimbs for increased stability and maneuverability when moving at speed, a study suggests.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

An Undiscovered Bone Of Centrosaurus

In northern Alberta, Scientists says that they’ve discovered the uncovered largest dinosaur graveyard in the world so many fossils are found in the province.
A 2.3-square-kilometre bone bed containing thousands of bones belonging to a horned dinosaur called the centrosaurus which was found near Hilda, Alta., a community near the Saskatchewan border, according to David Eberth.He is a senior research assistant with the province's Royal Tyrrell Museum.
He said that the bone is looking very ugly. The bone bed is actually exposed, it's very patchy and exposed in outcrops along the beautiful landscapes along the South Saskatchewan River."In the late 1990s, the dino graveyard was actually discovered. The centrosaurus was same size as a cow, however, much dumber than a cow.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Dinosaurs Roaming Again On The Earth

      Dinosaurs are roaming back on the earth in a spectacular theatrical arena show,"walking with the dinosaurs".The show is arranged for the award function for BBC Television Series.It is now on tour in North America at Madison Square Garden in New York.
   Designers have worked with Internationally renowned  scientists to create 15 life-size dinosaurs, including the terror of the ancient terrain, Tyrannosaurus-rex!.It tells the story of their 200 million year domination of life,walk,roar on earth.
    The ripple of their skin to the glint in their eye,makes us to think that the dinosaurs really have returned!The recommended age for the show is from three to 93. The show has been carefully arranged  written and produced for the entire family, and there is peaceful environment.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Dino With Grinding Mouth and Wrinkle Eyes

In University of Pennsylvania doctoral candidates and a team of paleontologists, has described a new species of Dinosaur  with an incomplete skeleton. It was found in western New Mexico. The new species, Jeyawati rugoculus was found from rocks that conserves a swampy forest ecosystem that found near the shore of a vast inland sea.It was found before 91 million years ago.

The specimen was kept under a Paleontological Resource. They  are used   by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for the study  provided by the Paleontological Society, the Western Interior Paleontological Society and the University of Nebraska Undergraduate Creative Activity and Research Program.

The dinosaur, whose name describes to mean "grinding-mouth, wrinkle-eye," was most likely an herbivore that consumes the ferns and conifer trees found as fossils in the same rock layer. A basal hadrosauroid, the find has partial skull bones, several vertebrae and fragments of the ribs.
Jeyawati is a  type of the duck-billed hadrosaurs, which were abundant across the Northern Hemisphere for much of the Late Cretaceous Epoch, between 80 and 65 million years ago. Jeyawati has features of the teeth and jaws that preclude it from   a fully-fledged hadrosaur.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Dinosaur's Fossil information

     About 30-foot-tall Allosaurus skeleton have been displayed on the 900 Baseline Road building from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The free display is part of the Fossibilities program at the Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center.

       In South Korea,a new type fossil dinosaur skin was discovered,which may help to find out the original dinosaur’s hides from skin-like features in rocks. 

       Two specimens of fossil dinosaur skin from   South Korea which has been identified  in a pile of rocks shriveled to from a road. The discover has  fully a  new kind of skin texture.
               Trailtrail Dinosaurs were the dominant terrestrial vertebrate animals for over 160 million years,   which is shown in figure.

Hot news about dinosaurs

In New Mexico , a skull was found and It was the skull of a new jumbo-sized genus and a new species of horned Dinosaurs .

 A close relative of Triceratops is Ojoceratops, a new dinosaur. More than 30 years the dinosaur was mistaken for another species . 

A  PhD student at Montana State University has found a skull of Dinosaur in the summer 0f 2005 in new mexico.