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Heading in the right direction—scientists unearth a titanosaur skull that’s lending a lot of insight on these large dinosaurs.


The largest dinosaurs of all time had a bad habit of losing their heads. When a titanosaur died, its small skull often wound up far from its massive body, making it hard for paleontologists to track down an animal’s noggin millions of years later.


Pterrorizing Vernal, Utah like it’s 210 million years ago.


There’s more reason to make the voyage toward Vernal, Utah — and to be glad you weren’t doing so 210 million years ago.



Lying bones tell no lies and the truth being whispered from a hip bone of a young horned dinosaur found in Utah’s San Rafael Swell is that its origin and age may not be what scientists previously thought.



Seven years after its discovery “Joe the Dinosaur” will be making his way across the world to be a part of a year-long international dinosaur exhibit at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo, Japan.


The American Museum of Natural History has unveiled the enormous 120 ft Titanosaurus exhibit.

Check out a BBC short on this new giant HERE.


If you thought the dinosaurs in “Jurassic Park” were big, wait until you see the newly discovered 122-foot-long dinosaur that is displayed at the American Museum of Natural History.


The Lost Tracks Dinosaur

Last week we posted on photographer Andre Delgalvis’ recent book “The Lost Tracks” featuring the many dinosaur tracks found around Lake Powell. Give someone the chance the walk in a dinosaurs shoes this year with this breathtaking book.



By now you’ve probably heard about the giant “raptor” uncovered in South Dakota. The dinosaur’s discovery came as quite a shock. For the past century Tyrannosaurus rex has dominated our imaginations as the sole apex predator of the Hell Creek Formation, but Dakotaraptor steini, as Robert DePalma and coauthors dubbed the dinosaurs, was large enough to compete for flesh with young tyrannosaurs.



Rays of ultraviolet light—the same wavelengths that stream from black lights to give funky fluorescence to a rave—can be used to uncover secrets usually invisible to human eyes. A UV camera can expose sun damage to skin, show how carnivorous plants lure ants and highlight hints of feathers still clinging to dinosaur fossils. Now researchers are using UV light to coax color from porcelain white seashell fossils.


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UGS paleontologist Scott Madsen cutting the plaster jacket off of the bottom of a block from the Stikes Utahraptor excavation. This roughly 1,000 lb block, dubbed “The Mushroom”, and containing the remains of Iguanodont and Utahraptor dinosaurs, was collected from on top of the large 18,000 lb. block of dinosaur fossils that was dragged off of a mesa in eastern Utah in the fall of 2014.

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Scott Madsen begins the preparation of “The Mushroom” in the UGS paleontological laboratory.