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An opal mine near Lightning Ridge, Australia on February 17, 2006.

Colorful fossils found in an Australian opal mine linked to a brand-new plant-eating species of dinosaur

Fostoria dhimbangunmal was a plant-eating dinosaur likely around during the mid-Cretaceous period, around one hundred million years ago.
Much of our preconceptions about the way T. rex lived have changed since Jurassic Park came out.

The real T. rex looked nothing like the monster in ‘Jurassic Park.’ These 13 discoveries have upended our picture of the ‘king of th...

Scientists have learned a lot about T. rex since "Jurassic Park." Here are 13 facts you probably didn't know about the "king of the dinosaurs."
The sauropod footprints, with a rock hammer for scale.

Massive dinosaur footprints found in Scotland could shed light into a little-understood time period

Sauropods laid down the huge footprints over 170 million years ago.
Detail view of a cast from the sandstone slab imprinted with more than 70 dinosaur and mammal tracks that Ray Stanford, a local dinosaur track expert discovered at Goddard Space Flight Center in 2012.

A stone with more than 70 dinosaur tracks is transforming what we know about how prehistoric creatures interacted

The wealth of information contained in the slab transforms what we know about how early mammals interacted with dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures.

A newly discovered duck-like dinosaur had a neck like a goose’s and claws like velociraptors’

The new specimen indicates it was most likely a semiaquatic dinosaur, able to both swim and move about on land.

The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs might not have killed them all if it had hit somewhere else

The Chicxulub asteroid was so devastating because of where it hit, a study found. If it had landed elsewhere on the planet, dinosaurs might have survived.

The T. Rex couldn’t actually sprint like it does in ‘Jurassic Park’ — but it was still a deadly creature

T. rex wasn't nearly as terrifying as we thought.

Scientists discovered a new ‘shin-destroying’ armored dinosaur — and named it after Zuul from ‘Ghostbusters’

A remarkably well-preserved armored dinosaur is a new species but bares an uncanny resemblance to a fictional character: Zuul, from "Ghostbusters."

A new theory could overturn one of the most central ‘facts’ about dinosaurs

We've divided dinosaurs into two categories: bird-hipped like Triceratops and lizard-hipped like Velociraptor. We may need to rewrite their entire family tree.

A surprising factor in the extinction of the dinosaurs may have been how long their eggs took to hatch

We mostly think of catastrophic asteroid or meteor strikes and volcanic activity as what made the dinosaurs go extinct. But other things may have played a role.