Lovable Stegosaurus had a Brain as big as a Lime.

The stegosaurus is one of the more well-known dinosaurs out there, appearing in more forms of media than almost any of its lizardy brethren with the exception of the T-Rex and possible that dinosaur with wings on its legs. Interestingly, it’s also one of the dumbest. We say this not because we have anything against […]

‘Reaper of Death’ found by farming couple in Canada.

New tyrannosaurus species named ‘Reaper of Death’ found by farming couple. by Tracey Shelton, An illustration shows the head of a dinosaur with ridges around it’s mouth and long sharp teeth. The dinosaur lived in the late Cretaceous Period, making it the oldest known tyrannosaur from North America. (Illustration Supplied: Julius Csotonyi) The new species […]

Laelaps by Paleoartist Charles R. Knight, 1897.

Laelaps by Charles R Knight, 1897 Laelaps were a genus of huge, carnivorous, dinosaurian reptiles from the Cretaceous formation of the United States. They had very large hind legs and tail, and are supposed to have been bipedal. Some of the species were about eighteen feet high. Knight was one of the foremost American paleoartists, […]

The ‘Chicken from hell’ Dinosaur.

The fossilised remains of a bizarre, bird-like dinosaur, nicknamed the “chicken from hell” by scientists, have been unearthed in the United States. The 66-million-year-old feathered beast would have resembled a beefed-up emu with a long neck, a metre-long tail and a tall crest on its head. At the end of its forelimbs were long, sharp […]

Kryptodrakon, the Winged Dinosaur.

Dubbed Kryptodrakon progenitor, the beast had a wingspan of 4.5 feet (1.4 meters) as it flew the Jurassic skies about 163 million years ago. The new species gets its first name from the Latin krypto (hidden) and drakon (serpent), a nod to the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which was filmed in the desert where […]

The Pinocchio Rex.

Scientists have discovered a new species of dinosaur that belonged to the same family as Tyrannosaurus rex. The remains of the long-snouted tyrannosaur, formally named Qianzhousaurus sinensis and nicknamed Pinocchio rex, were found near the city of Ganzhou in southern China. Researchers believe the animal was a fearsome carnivore that lived more than 66 million […]

The Punkosaur, small and Bristly.

This stylish dinosaur predated the punk movement by 200 million years. Pegomastax africanus had sharp bristles and stabbing, self-sharpening fangs. Its remains were chipped out of red rock from South Africa. The 2-foot-long dino weighed less than a modern house cat in the flesh. But Paul Sereno, a paleontologist and professor at the University of […]

Great Paleoart by Csotonyi and Nicholls.

The works of Julius Csotonyi and Robert Nicholls feature in the book Dinosaur Art: The World’s Greatest Paleoart, images from which are found in the attached gallery. Julius T. Csotonyi is a freelance natural history illustrator and palaeoartist based in Canada. He has worked with many major museums and book publishers, including the National Geographic […]

Wendiceratops the Horned Dinosaur.

Wendiceratops roamed southern Alberta around 79 million years ago, when the area was a lush lowland on the western edge of a seaway covering the middle of North America. Parts of at least four Wendiceratops were found together, including a mix of younger and older animals. None are complete, but enough is preserved to allow […]

Why Did Dinosaurs evolve Feathers?

Birds and feathers are synonymous now, but what prompted their evolution? Photograph: Rodrigo Buendia/AFP/Getty Images by Dr Dave Hone A common creationist canard is the supposedly unanswerable “what use is half a wing?”. Apparently there to confound biologists, what it generally does is demonstrate the ignorance of the asker with respect to evolutionary theory. However, […]