Dinosaurs

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.


The villainous dinosaur from 'Jurassic Park' probably never had an affinity for water.

Someone just paid $2.36 million to take home an exquisite dinosaur skeleton. The sale has added to the growing scientific anxiety about the commodification of precious, irreplaceable fossils.

New research suggests the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs probably burned Earth's forests, requiring modern birds' common ancestors to live on the ground.

University of Kansas paleontologists are comparing the bones of a new T. rex to determine if they've got a juvenile Tyrannosaurus or a mature Nanotyrannus on their hands.

Could this exciting find help bridge the gaps between Africa's late Cretaceous fossil record and that of other continents?

The fossilized find provides us with another example of the oldest bird species we know of.

The American Southwest was once prime tyrannosaur country, as a newfound skeleton reminds us.

Scientists are at odds about whether Velociraptors worked together to take down their prey.

Tyrannosaurus rex was a giant predator that roamed the earth, so why did it have such tiny arms?

Scientists generally agree that dinosaurs sported colorful, feather-like plumage. So do moviemakers lack imagination, or do audiences?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iguanodon continues to perplex us. Across the vastness of evolutionary time, she gives us a double thumbs-up. We just don't know if we should run or throw her a ripe mango.

OK, hop in your time machine and go back 67 million years or so to the Cretaceous period. Then find a Tyrannosaurus rex and challenge it to a race. Sounds crazy, huh? Could you really outrun a Tyrannosaurus rex?

The oldest record of a fossil dinosaur bones discovery is in a Chinese book written between 265 and 317 A.D. Learn more about dinosaur discoveries and the places they were made in this article.

The Late Cretaceous Period was an era of great transformation and was when the dinosaurs disappeared from the earth. Learn more about the Late Cretaceous Era and the dinosaurs that existed during it.

Modern dinosaur discoveries in the USA and Canada detail important discoveries in recent times. The United States and Canada are home to some of the most vigorous dinosaur research in the world. What are some of these discoveries?