In the market for a beautifully preserved, 150-million-year-old, 55-foot long Diplodocus skeleton? HAVE WE GOT A DEAL FOR YOU. A 19-foot tall sauropod specimen (goes by the name of "Misty"), will be up for auction next month, and is expected to fetch close to a million dollars. But the greatest cost could be to…
A tooth recently discovered in Argentina is an incredible 75 millimeters, or nearly 3 inches long. What's more, the tooth belonged to a member of the titanosaurs, a group of gigantic sauropods similar to brachiosaurus and apatosaurus. And it might just be the biggest of the bunch.
Since dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago, there's only so much we can really know about how these creatures moved and lived. But as two scientists explain to us, building robot dinosaurs could unlock the secrets hidden in fossils.
Brachiosaurus is estimated to have weighed close to thirty metric tons. Put two of these behemoths together, and you're dealing with upwards of 125,000 pounds of dinosaur.
What's the only thing better than dinosaurs? That would be baby dinosaurs. Paleontologists working in South Africa have made an incredible discovery in the region's Golden Gate Highlands National Park: 10 nests thought to belong to the herbivorous dinosaur Massospondylus, a forbear of massive sauropods like…
Antarctica's frigid climate can make hunting for fossils incredibly difficult. So difficult, in fact, that until 1986, no one had recovered so much as a single dinosaur specimen from the continent's icy grip.
These rather adorable footprints - with a little chalk enhancement to make them more visible - were left by a group of small dinosaurs, revealing the ancient "road" they traveled all those millions of years ago.
Brontomerus literally means "thunder thighs" in Greek, and this particular dinosaur definitely earns the name. It had extremely strong back legs, allowing it to unleash devastating kicks on rivals or predators, as you can see in this absolutely incredible illustration.