Moviegoers in more than 40 countries across the globe will have the chance to watch a special extended preview of Jurassic World: Dominion ahead of every IMAX screening of Fast and the Furious 9. What is exciting about the five-minute-long preview is that it will — for the first time — feature dinosaurs with feathers on the silver screen.
While the decision to include feathered dinosaurs in the upcoming film received a lot of positive reactions, those who are fond of scientific accuracy have also reasons to feel a bit disappointed.
The appearance of feathered dinosaurs has been long requested…
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Mesozoic Quick Fact Series aims to provide interesting facts about various groups of extinct animals in a fun and readable way. We will focus on the highlights, so you don’t need to read extensive, time-consuming texts!
In this article, we will take a quick overview of the Dromaeosauridae, the group of feathered theropods known in popular culture as ‘raptors’ thanks to their bird-like appearance and speculated bird-like behavior.
Let’s jump right through!
Dromaeosauridae translates to ‘running lizards’, from Greek δρομεῦς meaning ‘runner’ and σαῦρος meaning ‘lizard’. These dinosaurs had a relatively large skull, a narrow snout, a moderately long S-curved…
Paleontologists from the Queensland and Eromanga Natural History Museum discovered a new species of a long-necked dinosaur in southwest Queensland that has been officially recognized as the largest ever found in Australia and among the biggest in the world.
The name of the new dinosaur accurately reflects its enormous size: Australotitan cooperensis meaning the “titan of the south”. The specific name cooperensis refers to Cooper Creek, the area near the town of Eromanga in western Queensland where the fossils were originally discovered in 2007.
Dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Brontosaurus are trademark icons of prehistory. Yet, these animals evolved from descendants far less impressive than themselves. Most of these humble ancestors were pretty unremarkable animals and showed little sign of the bright evolutionary future their successors would have.
This text will introduce you to the ancestral animals that led to the evolution of some of the world’s most recognizable dinosaur genera: Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Parasaurolophus, and Brontosaurus.
Roughly 200 million years ago, a small herbivorous dinosaur, no larger than 2m (6.5 ft) long, thrived in what is today South England.
I may have just been a few months old when Jurassic Park was originally released into theaters on June 11, 1993, but the movie endured to have a huge impact on me as a child as well as on Hollywood and the film industry.
Steven Spielberg’s movie was a triumph of science fiction, suspenseful filmmaking, and storytelling that captivated millions around the world with its perfect mix of spectacle and substance.
And even though it’s been more than a quarter of a century since the film debuted in theaters, the terrifying scenes featuring the monstrous T.rex …
Spinosaurus is often regarded as the largest predatory dinosaur that ever existed. It is also one of the most bizarre-looking.
This aberrant creature looked nothing like Tyrannosaurus rex and the rest of the giant theropods. For one, it had a skull similar to that of a modern crocodilian and bore straight conical teeth with no serrations. It also had a pair of robust forelimbs bearing three-fingered hands, with an enlarged claw on the first digit. Its most prominent feature, though, was its tall neural spines, some of which grew to at least 1.65 meters (5.4 …
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Several fascinating paleontological discoveries are taking place each month. Scientists working in the field publish numerous studies, describe new prehistoric species, and propose exciting theories about the biology and behavior of many extinct animals.
This article will do a quick recap of the most important paleontological discoveries and updates from May 2021.
Before that, be sure to check the most memorable ones from April below:
Ready? Let’s go!
Starting off with an intriguing study concerning the comparison of visual and hearing capabilities among 100 species of birds and dinosaurs.
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