13th Oct 2020

Oviraptorosaur Dinosaur Discovered in Mongolia

Out of the famous fossil bearing Nemegt Formation has come yet another species of Oviraptorosaur, and this one is unlike any ever discovered in the past. Called “Oksoko avarsan“, three juvenile specimens of this dinosaur were discovered with remarkably complete skeletons, having died together in the Maastrichtian stage of the Late Cretaceous epoch, the very last stage before the reign of the dinosaurs ended. Upon inspection of such a rare, spectacular find, paleontologists immediately took...

08th Oct 2020

Mosasaur Discovered in Morocco

An exciting discovery has been made in the fossil-rich treasure troves of Morocco! Known for it’s remarkable phosphate mines, Morocco has been a site of many significant paleontological discoveries, and has produced fossils of world-famous genuses of dinosaurs such as Spinosaurus maroccanus.┬áMost recently, paleontologists have discovered the almost 3 and a half foot long skull of an aquatic mosasaur lizard, naming it “Gavialimimus almaghribensis”, meaning “Seagull Mimic of the Maghreb”. The most striking feature of...

06th Oct 2020

Prehistoric Crocodyliform Discovered in Spain

A new genus and species of crocodyliform has been discovered in Catalonia, Spain, from a partial skeleton. Hailing from the Cretaceous period, this animal brings us a fascinating picture of the ecosystems of prehistoric Spain in the last era of the dinosaurs. Named “Ogresuchus furatus“, (Literally referencing the fact that it looks like an ogre), this animal lived approximately 72 million years ago. Based on a partial upper jaw discovered, paleontologists can accurately state that...

17th Sep 2020

Ornithopod Dinosaur Discovered in China

A new genus and species of ornithopod dinosaur has been discovered in China, from two immaculately preserved, almost complete skeletons. Dubbed “Changmiania liaomingensis“, this dinosaur pushes back the known range of ornithopods to about 123 million years ago, in the Early Cretaceous. The rarity of such amazingly preserved dinosaurs can not be overstated. Thanks to the spectacular preservation and intactness of these skeletons, we are able to make lots of very educated assumptions about this...

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