Sotheby’s sold a 77 million-year-old Gorgosaurus skeleton for over $6 million in July 2022.
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Derided as ‘toys for the rich,’ the specimens being bought and sold raise broader questions about the relationship between science and capitalism.
Life was already getting harder for dinosaurs before an asteroid wiped them out.
If the asteroid caused the very sudden end of the dinosaurs, a new study shows that their decline had begun 10 million years earlier.
Vlad Konstantinov, Scott Hocknull, Eromanga Natural History Museum
Australotitan was a massive long-necked sauropod estimated to weigh the equivalent of 1,400 red kangaroos.
Kulindadromeus: more evidence is emerging of feathered dinosaurs.
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Fire can kill animals and destroy their habitats, leading to extinction.
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The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs sparked global firestorms. On land, only creatures that could evade fire survived
This T. rex is very big, but was it a grown-up?
Sometimes the only way to tell the difference between a baby dinosaur and a grown-up one is to find fossils of them both together.
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The Natural History Museum’s ‘Dippy’ the diplodocus skeleton is about to be become a giant 3D jigsaw.
Fossils discovered in Uzbekistan help tell the story of how T. Rex evolved to become the biggest predator ever to live on land.
Watch your step.
New research reveals the case for swimming dinosaurs isn’t as clear cut as once thought.
You couldn’t just plop dinosaurs anywhere and expect them to survive.
A “Pleistocene Park” might be a more realistic scenario.
You looking at me?
Some species of dinosaur were astoundingly enormous compared to anything alive on land today, which becomes obvious the moment you stand in the shadow of their skeletons in a museum. This remains one reason…