- Disease found in fossilized dinosaur tail afflicts humans to this day
- The 'firewalkers' of Karoo: Dinosaurs and other animals left tracks in a 'land of fire'
- New species of Allosaurus discovered in Utah
- Neutron source enables a look inside dino eggs
- New feathered dinosaur shows dinosaurs grew up differently from birds
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Category Archives: bonebeds
Many of the dinosaur fossils that are displayed in museums come from a relatively small number of places, typically bone beds that have revealed numerous dinosaurs from a small time window in the deep past. One such place is the … Continue reading
If you asked Americans to name two extinct animals that lived after the dinosaurs died out, there is little doubt the two most common answers would be the woolly mammoth and the subject of today’s blog, the saber-tooth “cat” Smilodon. Both went … Continue reading
26,000 years ago in what is now Hot Springs, South Dakota, a large spring-fed pond enticed animals to quench their thirst and cool off. Unfortunately, the pond held a deadly secret: a cavern below it had collapsed and created a … Continue reading
This week’s Fossil of the Week comes from the great Miocene fossil trove at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument near Harrison, Nebraska. Daeodon, commonly nicknamed “hell pig,” was one of the fiercest and most interesting mammals of this ancient environment around 19 … Continue reading
Dinosaur Provincial Park is one of the most remarkable dinosaur discovery sites in the world. Located in the badlands of Alberta, DPP became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979, the only dinosaur discovery site in North America recognized as such. The … Continue reading
In 1909 Earl Douglass, a paleontologist working for the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, was searching for dinosaur bones in the rugged sandstone hills about ten miles east of Vernal, Utah. Having heard that fossils could be found nearby, Douglass spent a … Continue reading
Millions of years ago during the middle of the Miocene epoch, a large volcanic eruption in what is now Idaho spread deadly volcanic ash and dust over a path hundreds of miles wide. In an ancient water hole almost a thousand … Continue reading