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.