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Dinosaurs

The Colour of the Dinosaurs

Believe it or not, not all dinosaurs looked like they belonged in the swamp. But how colourful were they? And how is it possible that paleontologists can answer this question?

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Dinosaurs

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a…Tyrannosaurus Rex?

Did Tyrannosaurus rex, the most famously terrifying dinosaur there is, look like a chicken? Read to find out.

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Dinosaurs Max's Random Ramblings

The Far Side of Stegosaurus’ Tail

Stegosaurus is most famous for its deadly tail spikes, referred to by paleontologists as “Thagomizers.” But where did the name thagomizer come from? And what does it have to do with a 1982 newspaper comic?

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Dinosaurs Max's Random Ramblings The History of Paleontology

The Many Faces of Megalosaurus

Just how many dinosaurs have been named Megalosaurus? If you ask me, far too many.

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Dinosaurs Max's Random Ramblings The History of Paleontology

The First Dinosaur was Named What now?

While today we recognize fossils as the remains of extinct animals, our ancestors weren’t so observant. This led to a few… peculiar name choices, including that of the first known dinosaur fossil…

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Dinosaurs The Mesozoic Mailbag

The Best of Paleontology in 2020

A collection of the best headlines, species and research in the field of paleontology from 2020

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Dinosaurs Pterosaurs

Giants, Dwarfs and Hungarian Barons: The Story of Haţeg Island

Transylvania is home to many strange legends and myths, most famously that of Count Dracula. But was its past during the late Cretaceous even more bizarre? Read about the wonders of Hateg island to find out.

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Dino Docs!

Dino Docs: Jurassic World

I held hope that Jurassic World would be the film to finally bring accuracy to mainstream dinosaur films. Were my expectations met, or completely destroyed? A review of Jurassic World.

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Aquatic Life Dinosaurs The Mesozoic Mailbag Weird Dinosaurs

Hooray! Another Spinosaurus Article!

A deposit of Spinosaurus teeth has been discovered in Morocco. What does this mean for the theory that Spinosaurus was aquatic? And will I have to write about Spinosaurus anytime soon?

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Dinosaurs

Tyrannosaurus For Sale!

On October 6th 2020, one of the most important Tyrannosaurus fossil will go on sale. But what does this mean for paleontology? And how much money would you need to buy it?