Archive | April, 2015

B.C. dinosaur path tracks heyday of prehistoric beasts

VICTORIA — A type of dinosaur Autobahn, with a riot of ancient footprints that are likely more than 100 million years old, has been discovered in northeastern British Columbia. Hundreds of prints from extinct carnivores and herbivores are pressed into the flat, rocky surface spanning an area the size of three Canadian football fields, indicating […]

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Dinosaur Egg Stash Found During China Roadwork

Road work in the southern China city of Heyuan was interrupted on Sunday when construction workers noticed something unusual in the ground — a fat stash of dinosaur eggs — 43, to be exact. The discovery adds to an already impressive collection of dinosaur eggs discovered in the city, which calls itself “Home of Dinosaurs.” […]

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Wits University announces the Discovery of “Earth Claw”

The discovery of a new species of dinosaur from the early Jurassic period (approximately 195 million years old and seven metres long) was announced and described by Dr Adam Yates, the primary investigator and a palaeontologist from the Bernard Price Institute for Paleontological Research (BPI) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, on […]

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The Bone Wars – Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh

As the United States was recovering from the social and political turmoil of the Civil War, a rivalry emerged in the nascent field of American Paleontology. Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope, former friends turned competing paleontologists, began scouring the American West for prehistoric fossil deposits in the hopes of discovering unknown species from […]

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