Dinosaurs

Baby tyrannosaur fossil finally confirms what scientists thought all along – baby T. rex was about the size of a dog.

A team of scientists recently unearthed the fossilized remains of a tiny jaw bone and claw in the United States. 3D scans of the fragments revealed they belonged to tyrannosaurs - the cousins of T. rex. Based on the size of the fossils, it is believed a baby tyrannosaurs would measure about 3-feet long when they hatched - about the size of a Border Collie dog. The findings suggest a tyrannosaurs eggs would measure around 17 inches long. No tyrannosaur dinosaur eggs have ever been found. Tyrannosaurs lived more than 70-million years ago. There are many types of tyrannosaurs including the popular Tyrannosaurus rex. They had large skulls, foreword facing eyes, and humorously short arms.

Scientists have uncovered a near perfectly preserved ancient “wooly rhino” that is between 20,000 and 50,000 years old.

The near perfectly preserved woolly rhino was discovered in August 2020 in permafrost deposits by the river Tirekhtyakh in the Republic of Sakha in Arctic Yakutia. It is the best preserved juvenile woolly rhino every found in Yakutia. The ancient rhino has much of its body intact including internal organs, teeth, part of the intestines, fat, tissues, and hair. The cold permafrost kept the animal's body preserved for thousands of years. "The young rhino was between three and four years old and lived separately from its mother when it died, most likely by drowning." The animal's thick fur hints the animal died in the summertime.

New dinosaur king – Spinosaurus towered over Tyrannosaurus rex and ate pretty much anything that got in its way

Spending most of its time swimming in water, the newly discovered Spinosaurus gobbled up sharks and alligators whole. It had paddle-like feet, short, dense leg bones, sealable nostrils that allowed it to swim underwater, massive, backward-slanted cone-shaped teeth, and a huge 6-foot sail on its back that would have risen from the water like a shark’s fin (it somewhat resembled a giant alligator with a long neck). Oh, and it was about ten feet *bigger* than the previous dinosaur king - Tyrannosaurus rex. The first Spinosaurus was actually discovered in the Egyptian desert in 1912 but a bombing of Munich, Germany in World War II destroyed the bones before scientists could really study the huge meat-eating dinosaur. Then a new Spinosaurus specimen was discovered in the

Record breaker – researchers discover world’s largest dinosaur in Argentina

Scientists have been digging at the site for over three years now and have finally hit pay dirt (pay dirt… digging… get it? I’ll show myself out now…). Researchers have unearthed what they believe is the largest dinosaur ever and the biggest animal ever known to have walked the earth. The creature is estimated to weigh almost 80 tons (as much as 14 elephants) and stand over 65 feet tall (that’s almost as tall as a seven-story building). From its head to the tip of its tail measures 130 feet – about half the length of a football field! The gigantic specimen was found in the Patagonia region of Argentina, a hot spot for dinosaur fossils, at a site that researchers have been digging for over