Saturday, November 15, 2014

A new parrot-beaked dinosaur has been unearthed

People who are craze about dinosaurs have one more species to add up in their list. Yes, it is Psittacosaurus sibiricus. This massive parrot-beaked dinosaur has been unearthed by paleontologists in Russia's Kemerovo region in western Siberia. Psittacosaurus sibiricus is believed to be the huge dinosaur that has ever been existed in its own species.
The large scale excavation that has been carried out near Siberia has yielded skeletal fragments of eight dinosaurs that range from small raptors to tall sauropods where this parrot beaked dinosaur as one among the most notable one. It is believed that this species lived in Asia about 130 million years ago.

From the found fossil representation it is has been observed that the dinosaur walked on two legs and had powerful beak on its upper jaw, skull fragments and a vertebra.  The found psittacosaurus sibiricus is considered as a milestone discovery as it could expose still more unpredicted facts about dinosaurs. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Dinosaur bigger than T.Rex has been unveiled by Researchers!

People who are craze about dinosaurs have one more species to add up in their list. Yes, it is Spinosaurus. This massive dinosaur has been unearthed by paleontologists long years ago in Sahara. Spinosaurus had 3-foot-long jaw with unevenly arranged serrated teeth which is comparatively larger than any other dinosaur species. Researchers have currently revealed the fact that this Spinosaurus is known to be the ever found biggest dinosaur than both T.rex and Gigantosaurus.
As the fossils of this dinosaur have been completely destroyed during the Second World War, the young paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim has gave new life to this species. He actually spotted the fossil remains when he made visit to the Natural History Museum in Milan, where the partial skeleton of the displayed species matched with the observed feature of Spinosaurus. Later, based on the close experimental analysis it is confirmed that the displayed species was Spinosaurus which lived during the Cretaceous Period, over 112 million to 97 million years ago.

Currently, the skeleton model of this species is displayed at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. The found life-size skeleton model of Spinosaurus will surely be considered as a milestone discovery as it could expose still more unpredicted facts about dinosaurs. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

It’s true! Dinosaur of star wars fame existed in reality

The word “Dinosaur” is not a new thing to people and there always exist a huge craze for this gigantic animal from kids to senior citizens. Before discussing about this reality dinosaur, just recollect the characters of TV dinosaur Barney and Jar Jar Binks of star wars fame.  We admired those goofy characters only in TV, but now, yep! It’s true; scientists have found the fossil skeleton that resembles almost like star wars starrers. 

Past 50 years ago, paleontologists’ had unearthed bone fragments of a vicious dinosaur in Mongolia with killer claws. Recently scientists have found the rest of fossils and gave a new description for it- highly cited as goofy and weird. The dinosaur measured about 16 feet tall and 36 feet long with hump like sail on its back and duckbill on its head.

Some of the interesting facts had been revealed about this beast in a paper released on Wednesday by the journal nature. The distinguishing features of this dinosaur included peculiar hands with tufts of feathers, absence of teeth, had big tongue that created suction for vacuuming up food. As the dinosaur possessed the features matching with ostrich it is believed that the dinosaur would have been the transitional species of ostrich like dinosaur often referred as ostrich dinosaurs.

Let’s wait for still more new discovery of species that probably could match with other TV show characters like Yoshi and Littlefoot.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A new species of predator dinosaur has been unearthed in Venezuela

People who are crazy to know about dinosaur facts have one more species to get added up to their dinosaur tracking list. Yes, a new type of dinosaur species has been unearthed in Venezuela; believed to be a part of Tyrannosaurus Rex family.  Already we knew Tyrannosaurus is generally referred to predator species that has comparatively gigantic structure compared to rest dinosaur species. But, now it is extremely amazing to know that Tachiraptor admirabilis is expected to be even larger than the revealed dinosaurs. Royal Society Open Science journal has recently published information about this study.
A partial hip bone and complete shinbone with multiple fractures has been found while excavating a region in Venezuela. The size of the dinosaur was estimated to grow about 4.9 to 6.5 feet and even lengthier than estimated. The radiometric dating revealed that Tachiraptor admirabilis must have lived over 200 million years ago in early Jurassic period. The species is named Tachiraptor, “Tachira” denotes the place it has been discovered and “raptor” means thief.  The Tachira theif will surely be considered as a milestone discovery as it could expose still more unpredicted facts about dinosaurs. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Meteorite that killed dinosaurs gave way to leafy forests

The meteorite that brought an end to certain species of dinosaur gave way to the emergence of forests. Deciduous plants have characteristics of losing their leaves down the year. Researches from the University of Arizona reported that the event wiped out half of plant species and caused bloom to deciduous trees which rapidly replaced major evergreens. Many species of Evergreen plants got eradicated along with dinosaurs. Most forests that exist today are dominated by deciduous than evergreens. Evergreens take adequate time to develop leaves and lasts for a long time. Deciduous plants die sooner, but they are capable to grow faster. The catastrophic event that brought extinction to dinosaurs had made great impact on plant vegetation and caused dramatic shift from slow-growing plants to fast-growing species.

Monday, September 8, 2014

A newly discovered super massive dinosaur- Dreadnoughtus

Fossil remains of new dinosaur species have been found in Southern Patagonia, Argentina. Experts have named the species as Dreadnoughts schrania and were described by Kenneth Lacovara and his team in the latest issue of Scientific Reports. Dreadnoughts belong to the family of Sauropod dinosaur which is typically an herbivore type. The dinosaur was found to be existed over 77 million years ago.  On analysis of the fossil skeleton it has been observed that the dinosaur was about 85 feet long, with its tail accounting to 30 feet. This dinosaur is currently claimed as the world’s largest terrestrial animal. It weighed about 65tons which is two to three times larger in comparison with other Sauropod dinosaurs. Researches continue to infer things about its biomechanics, muscle power and behaviorism of this species.