A 19th-century scientific rivalry escalated to the point of espionage, and led to “fake” dino myths that persist
America has cultivated a reputation as being a place that offers new beginnings, especially when times get tough elsewhere—but now paleontologists think that tradition may actually date back 140 million years, to the days when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
The results helped the team determine the skull’s sinus and cranial structure.
It should be made clear that the skeletons of these avian progenitors were still typically dinosaur-like.
The collaboration of Utah paleontologists with Spanish and English researchers has led to identification of the correct familial relationships of the new Utah dinosaur.
Being diagnosed with cancer doesn’t necessarily carry the same weight as it did a few decades ago, and treatments today have increased the survival rates for many types of the disease dramatically.
But what if it’s wrong? What if the established dinosaur family tree is, well, a dinosaur?
The classification of the dinosaurs might seem to be too obscure to excite anyone but the specialists.
Sinosauropteryx prima was also countershaded, meaning that its body was darker on top and lighter underneath.
The skull and tail bones of the 152 million-year-old fossilized skeleton of the ichthyosaur, found for the first time in India, are missing.