» Fossil Ruins State Agricultural Chemist of Maryland

The geological researches of Mr. P.T. Tyson, State Agricultural Chemist of Maryland, have lately brought to light some very interesting fossil ruins, which have been emtombed during perhaps countless ages in the iron hills between this town and Baltimore. Read More...

» The Paleontologist and the Three Different Dinosaurs

Three different dinosaurs — Dracorex, Stygimoloch and Pachycephalosaurus (clockwise from top left) — might really be the juvenile, teen and adult of the same dino. Read More...

» Pterosaurs Dinosaurs: The Flying Reptiles

Pterosaurs hold a exceptional place in the history of life on earth: they were the first creatures, other than insects, to fruitfully populate the skies. The evolution of pterosaurs approximately paralleled that of their terrestrial cousins, the dinosaurs, as small, basal genuses from the late Triassic period slowly gave way to bigger, more advanced forms in the Jurassic and Cretaceous. Read More...

» Crocodiles: The antique Cousins of the Dinosaurs

Of all the reptiles living nowadays, crocodiles and alligators may be the least altered from their ancestors of the late Cretaceous period--although the even earlier crocodiles of the Triassic and Jurassic sported some specifically un-croc like features, such as bipedal postures and vegetarian diets. Read More...


» Feather fossils expose dinosaur's color

A meat-eating dinosaur that lived about 125 million years ago was decked out with orange and white rings running along the length of its tail, according to a study that has recognized the colour of dinosaurs for the first time. Read More...

» Modern Dinosaurs Had Tails like Fiberglass

The ankylosaurus dinosaurs had club-like tails for protection. But these were more than primitive weapons. The backs and tails of some ankylosaurs were protected by tough, lightweight armor so complicated it resembles the structure of a surfboard or bulletproof vest. Read More...