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Savannasaurus elliottorum: New Dinosaur Discovered in Australia

A new genus and species of sauropod dinosaur from the mid-Cretaceous has been discovered in western Queensland, Australia. Savannasaurus elliottorum. Image credit: Travis R. Tischler. The plant-eating sauropod dinosaur is called Savannasaurus elliottorum, and is thought to have lived about 95 million years ago. A member of the sauropod subgroup …

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Oncorhynchus rastrosus: Sabertooth Salmon Used Tusk-Shaped Teeth for Fighting and Display

The sabertooth salmon (Oncorhynchus rastrosus), a giant species of salmon that swam in Pacific Northwest waters from the mid-Miocene to early Pliocene, fought with tusk-shaped teeth during the spawning season, according to a research team led by California State University paleontologist Dr. Julia Sankey. Oncorhynchus rastrosus in Proto-Tuolumne River. Image …

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Paleontologists Find Fossilized Dinosaur Brain Tissue

A strange brown pebble found near Bexhill in Sussex, UK, has been identified as the first known example of fossilized brain tissue from a dinosaur. Brain endocast of an iguanodontian dinosaur found in 133 million year old fluvial sediments of the Wealden at Bexhill, Sussex, UK. Image credit: Jamie Hiscocks. …

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Dinosaur-Era Bird Had Iridescent Feathers

A group of paleontologists led by University of Akron researcher Jennifer Peteya has discovered a new bohaiornithid bird specimen from the Cretaceous period of China with remarkably preserved feathers. Ventral view of the new bohaiornithid specimen. Left: photograph of the primary slab. Right: interpretive drawing. Abbreviations: co – coracoid; cv …

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