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Dinosaur Discoveries

Dinosaur Discoveries

Month: July, 2012

About 75 million years ago, duck-billed and horned dinosaurs flourished in Canada, while only a few of these species emerged in the United States.

Scientists believe that this diversity among dinosaurs caused a dinosaur boom when the Rocky Mountains were formed, creating geographic and ecological barriers between species. This not only rapidly increased the population of certain dinosaur species, but it in turn reduced the pace at which new species evolved.

For more on this discovery, visit Fox News.

The non-profit science and education group the Australian Age of Dinosaurs has found an exciting new discovery in Queensland, Australia.

Among the remote site, they discovered 15 fragile bones as well as very unusual fossils that have never been seen before.

Scientists have yet to confirm what type of ancient reptile that the bones are from, but they believe they are those from a dinosaur.

For more visit ABC News.

The Diplodocus was a dinosaur, specifically a plant-eating sauropod, with eating habits that scientists have had difficulty understanding for over 100 years.

Researchers discovered that the initial speculation that the dinosaur stripped bark off trees was incorrect; instead they stripped leaves off of branches.

This was determined by creating a 3D computer model of the dinosaur’s skull, which showed that the bark-stripping method would have stressed and strained the dinosaur’s teeth and skull.

For more on this discovery, visit Live Science.


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