February 15, 2020

Meet Thanatotheristes degrootorum. A large 26 foot long tyrannosaur living 80 million years ago in what is now Alberta Canada. It’s name comes from the Greek god of death “Thanatos” and the Greek word for “reap”.

So loosely translated the name means
“Reaper of Death”

Deg...

February 15, 2020

The Dracula Parrot!!!!
One of the most bad ass modern dinosaurs I have seen yet!

Also known as Pesquet's parrot or the vulturine parrot, The Dracula parrot is found only in the cloud forests in the foothills and lower mountains of New Guinea. The Dracula parrot is a lar...

February 15, 2020

Modern birds can trace their origins to theropods, a branch of mostly meat-eaters on the dinosaur family tree.

What do sparrows, geese and owls have in common with a velociraptor or the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex? All can trace their origins to a bipedal, mostly meat-eati...

October 29, 2019

#blastfromthepast

How many of you remember the Willo fossil? It’s been almost 20 years since the first article was published. A 66 million year old Thescelosaurus discovered in South Dakota in 1993 by Michael Hammer and his son Jeff in the Hell Creek formation. This is...

September 18, 2019

Growing up in California I never really had the opportunity to see a whole lot of fossil exhibits or museums. California just didn't have any. Aside from the famous Cenozoic era themed "La Brea Tar Pits". I have had the privilege to be able to visit this wonderful muse...

September 18, 2019

This new interactive book series is buzzing right now. “Could you survive” not a whole lot of information about this series yet or where to buy them, but it looks as though they will be released in February 2020.

I would gather that they are like those interactive boo...

June 20, 2019

Some 66 million years ago, a Tyrannosaurus rex weighing an estimated 19,555 pounds—nearly as much as four pick-up trucks—roamed what is now the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Measuring roughly 42 feet long, the dinosaur led what University of Alberta paleontologist...

May 15, 2019

Let us all sit back and imagine our ancestors stumbling across a dinosaur skeleton and what they might have thought it was. After all, there is a good possibility that these are where the stories of dragons basically come from. Did they think the land with the skeleton...

May 10, 2019

These amazing MOA Footprints are finally being cut and transferred.

“We are so excited to announce that the Otago Museum team along with colleagues from the University of Otago have been excavating a major discovery of SEVEN MOA FOOTPRINTS for the past few days.”

You can...

May 8, 2019

More than 160 million years ago, the forests of ancient China were home to a bizarre predator: a tiny dinosaur that glided from tree to tree with leathery, bat-like wings. The newfound fossil, unveiled today in the journal Nature, is just the second feathered dinosaur...

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February 15, 2020

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