How well do you know Styracosaurus?

Do you know Styracosaurus? “The evolutionary origins of Styracosaurus were not understood for many years because fossil evidence for early ceratopsians was sparse. The discovery of Protoceratops, in 1922, shed light on early ceratopsid relationships, but several decades passed before additional finds filled in more of the blanks. Fresh discoveries in the late 1990s and 2000s, including Zuniceratops, the earliest known ceratopsian with brow horns, and Yinlong, the first These new discoveries have been important in illuminating the origins of horned dinosaurs in general, and suggest that the group originated during the Jurassic in Asia, with the appearance of true horned ceratopsians occurring

Prehistoric predators battle it out in this exclusive Cretaceous preview.

"Comic books are the ideal medium for exploring the prehistoric period when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Unlike film, comics don’t require millions of dollars of special effects to bring these creatures to life, and skilled cartoonists can immerse readers in the setting and tell emotional stories about survival without anthropomorphizing the animals. After drawing modern reptilian characters like Godzilla and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tadd Galusha is going back in time to explore the world of dinosaurs through a less fantastic, research-based lens in his new Oni Press graphic novel, Cretaceous (on sale March 13). In a similar vein as Ricardo Delgado’s Age Of Reptiles series, Cretaceous

The little bird that easily beats T-rex in battle of the bite!

Tyrannosaurus rex was just a little nipper compared with a bird from the Galapagos islands that weighs 33 grams, research has revealed. Pound-for-pound, the bite of the Galapagos large ground finch is 320 times more powerful than that of its distant dinosaur cousin. Scientists made the discovery after using super computers to analyse the bites of 434 living and dead species, including birds, mammals and reptiles. The Galapagos large ground finch had the strongest bite of all in relation to its body size. Its thick beak packs an impressive 70 newtons of force, which is put to good use cracking open nuts and crushing seeds. At six inches long, the finch is just about the size of one of T-rex’s

Meet Klobiodon Rochei

The newfound species, named Klobiodon Rochei, belongs to an ancient order of flying creatures known as pterosaurs. The winged reptile lived approximately 167 million years ago (Middle Jurassic epoch) and had a wingspan of 6.5 feet (2 m). Its fossilized remains came from the Taynton Limestone Formation of Stonesfield, Oxfordshire, England. “Only the lower jaw of Klobiodon rochei is known, but it has a unique dental configuration that allows it to be distinguished from other pterosaurs,” said University of Portsmouth paleontologists Michael O’Sullivan and David Martill. Klobiodon rochei had huge, fang-like teeth — up to 1 inch (2.6 cm) long at a time when few pterosaurs had any teeth. “It was

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