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It isn't hard to imagine the world full of dinosaurs, even though these extinct animals haven't walked the earth for millions of years. Learn all about dinosaurs, including early dinosaur discoveries, dinosaur fossils, and dinosaur extinction.

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Dinosaur Evolution

Dinosaur evolution looks at how dinosaurs developed and changed over the course of time. Paleontologists study the different types of dinosaurs and how they are related to each other. How else is dinosaur evolution studied?


World's Largest Dinosaur Footprints Discovered in Australia

The colossal footprints of an herbivorous dinosaur found in western Australia might belong to the biggest dinosaur ever. See more »

Dinosaur Eggs Took Months to Hatch, Perhaps Contributing to Dino Doom

Based on some baby dinosaur teeth, scientists have figured out just how long dinosaur eggs incubated. (The answer? Long. Too long.) See more »

Scientists Discover First Dinosaur Tail Preserved in Amber

And, to top it all off, it's got feathers on it. See more »

Tiny Flying Pterosaur Find Reshapes Our Image of Prehistoric Skies

A recent discovery of the partial skeleton of a small pterosaur calls into question whether flying reptiles of the Late Cretaceous were all humongous. See more »

New Dinosaur Species Sported Uniquely Spiked Shield

Spiclypeus shipporum was a dinosaur that roamed Montana 76 million years ago, and its unique horn structures set it apart from other horned dinos. See more »

Nutritious Dino Poop Greased the Wheels for Dung Beetle Evolution

Nature is one big interconnected system. Learn how flowers and dinosaurs helped the dung beetle appear on the planet. See more »

Baby Titanosaurs Hatched With Adult Proportions, Still Pretty Darn Cute

A new analysis of Rapetosaurus fossils can shed light on how certain dinosaurs socialized and evolved. See more »

Discovery of Horse-sized Dinosaur Sheds Light on T. Rex Evolution

The new dino discovery of Timurlengia euotica in Uzbekistan shows that Tyrannosaurus rex ancestors evolved smarts before they got large and took charge. See more »

Meet Dracoraptor, the 200 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Just Discovered in Wales

Amateur fossil hunters discovered a new carnivorous dinosaur called Dracoraptor hanigani on the beaches of Wales. See more »

The Dinosaur Egg: That’s What Came Before the Chicken

Eggs are trickier than you might think. See more »