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‘A tyrannical clawhold’ on their world: How Tyrannosaurus Rex dominated the prehistoric ecosystem

‘A tyrannical clawhold’ on their world: How Tyrannosaurus Rex dominated the prehistoric ecosystem

Smithsonian | 
The sheer size and apparent ferocity of T. rex has been apparent from the outset, but, paleontologists have learned, this ...
10 top dinosaur discoveries of 2020

10 top dinosaur discoveries of 2020

Smithsonian | 
As we anticipate what the fossil record might reveal in 2021, here’s a look back at ten dinosaur discoveries that ...
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After prehistoric asteroid destroyed most life on Earth, why were birds able to survive?

Smithsonian | 
With hindsight, birds can be categorized as avian dinosaurs and all the other sorts—from Stegosaurus to Brontosaurus—are non-avian dinosaurs. The ...
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‘From pipsqueaks to titans’: The complicated evolution of dinosaurs

Smithsonian | 
For tens of millions of years, even as other dinosaur species grew to huge sizes, 40-foot carnivores weren't around. How, ...
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Dinosaur DNA discovered?

Scientific American | 
The tiny fossil is unassuming, as dinosaur remains go. ... But it may contain something never before seen from the ...
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Searching for signs of Earth’s earliest life more than ‘a needle-in-the-haystack’ problem

Smithsonian | 
The search for signs of Earth’s earliest forms of life isn’t quite like looking for dinosaur bones protruding out from ...
study birds had to relearn flight after meteor wiped out dinosaurs

North Dakota fossil site may be ‘most sensational’ glimpse of final minutes of dinosaur reign

Smithsonian | 
Sixty-six million years ago, an immense asteroid smacked into what is now the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, triggering global devastation ...
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