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4 Things You Got Wrong About Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs went extinct 65 millions years ago and we still don’t know much about them. What did we get wrong about these prehistoric creatures?

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Exceptionally Preserved Fossil Gives Voice to Ancient Terror Bird

“A new species of South American fossil terror bird called Llallawavis scagliai or, ‘Scaglia’s Magnificent Bird’ is shedding light on the diversity of the group and how these giant extinct predators interacted with their environment.”

Dino-Killing Asteroid Sparked Global Firestorm

“The huge asteroid impact thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago may have painted the sky a blazing-hot red and sparked a cataclysmic global firestorm, researchers say.”

Pterosaur is Not a Dinosaur

“It might be easy to brush off my complaint as a case of paleo-pedantry, but word choice matters. “Dinosaur” is a word for a specific group of creatures united by shared characteristics and which had their own evolutionary history—it is not a catch-all term for anything reptilian and prehistoric. Calling a pterosaur a dinosaur is an error of the same order of magnitude as saying that our species is a marsupial.”

Large Mammals Once Dined on Dinosaurs

“When the dinosaurs ruled the world, the mammals hid in the shadows, daring to grow no bigger than shrew-like insectivores that hunted at night. Or so we thought. Two stunning new fossils from China have overturned this preconception.”
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