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Dinosaur Discoveries

Dinosaur Discoveries

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New Dinosaur Discovery Excites Scientists

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.

Eating Habits of Longest Dinosaur Revealed

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.

Dinosaurs May Have Been Endothermic Species

Dinosaurs may not have been cold-blooded species. Scientists previously believed animals were ectothermic when their bones exhibited growth lines, but recent studies have found growth lines in bones of mammals, specifically those that lived through long periods of unfavorable environmental conditions, like rainfall and temperature changes.

Read more on the Huffington Post.

Were Dinosaurs Thinner?

Dinosaurs may have weighed less than we previously thought. Scientists have formulated a new technique for calculating weight and size of large animals that uses lasers to measure how much skin will fit around their skeletons. This advanced method estimates that the Brachiosaur actually weighed 50,706 pounds, not 176,370 pounds like we once thought.

Sea Reptile Fossil Indicates that Dinosaurs May Also Have Suffered from Arthritis

Fossil records from a 150 million-year-old sea reptile reveal that dinosaurs suffered from arthritis. A study of a pliosaur fossil indicated that the sea reptile had an arthritic-like condition in her lower jaw that eventually left her unable to feed.

Dinosaur “Gas” Made Earth Warmer?

Scientists believe that dinosaur gas emissions may have raised earth’s temperature. It is estimated that sauropods once released approximately 520 million tons of methane a year, potentially enough to warm earth’s climate.

Read more on CBS News.

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