Cretaceous Period

New species of gigantic, long necked dinosaurs found

New species of gigantic, long necked dinosaurs found

Shingopana roamed the Cretaceous landscape alongside Rukwatitan bisepultus, another titanosaur identified in 2014, researchers said.

Aug 26, 2017, 15:25 PM IST
New fossil fish species with giant mouth discovered

New fossil fish species with giant mouth discovered

These new species have been named R. purgatoirensis and R. uyenoi, respectively.

Feb 09, 2016, 15:42 PM IST

China identifies dinosaur with bow-shaped hip bone

Paleontologists in China's Shandong province have named a new dinosaur species in the genus leptoceratops after its unique hip bone.

Dec 31, 2015, 19:21 PM IST

340 undiscovered meteorite impact sites on Earth

A total of 188 meteorite impact sites on Earth have been confirmed so far, and 340 are still awaiting discovery, a first-of-its-kind study has found.

Jul 01, 2015, 22:35 PM IST

Ancient flying reptile named after 'Avatar' creature

Scientists recently discovered fossils of a new flying reptile, which lived 120 millions years ago and named it 'ikrandraco avatar' due to it's closely resemblance with the creatures ridden in James Cameron's 2009 film 'Avatar.'

Sep 16, 2014, 15:12 PM IST
Rukwatitan Bisepultus: New species of dinosaur found in Tanzania

Rukwatitan Bisepultus: New species of dinosaur found in Tanzania

Paleontologists in Ohio have discovered a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur in Tanzania, a member of the large-bodied sauropods which thrived during the middle of the Cretaceous Period.

Sep 09, 2014, 09:40 AM IST

75 million-year-old giant turtle`s bone from fossil discoveries assembled

Paleontologists have assembled a giant turtle`s bone from fossil discoveries made centuries apart.

Mar 26, 2014, 20:38 PM IST

100-million-year old amber fossil reveals ancient reproduction in flowering plants

Researchers have discovered a 100-million-year old piece of amber which reveals the oldest evidence of sexual reproduction in a flowering plant- a cluster of 18 tiny flowers from the Cretaceous Period.

Jan 06, 2014, 18:24 PM IST

Dinosaurs evolved beaks to aid feeding

Beaks evolved in some dinosaurs in order to stabilise their skulls while gobbling down food, scientists say.

Dec 03, 2013, 19:25 PM IST

Functional importance of dinosaur beaks revealed

Scientists used high-resolution X-ray computed tomography (CT scanning) and computer simulations to take a closer look at the dinosaur beaks.

Dec 03, 2013, 11:49 AM IST

New insights into evolution of Earth`s atmosphere

Atmospheric oxygen was considerably lower in Earth`s geological past than previously assumed, scientists have found.

Nov 20, 2013, 15:09 PM IST

Late Cretaceous Period may have been ice-free

A researcher has said that he has found proof suggesting that no ice sheet formed during the late Cretaceous Period when the climate was much warmer than today.

Sep 25, 2013, 13:16 PM IST

Fossil of fish that lived 90 million years ago found in Mexico

The fossil of a fish that lived 90 million years ago has been found in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, scientists said.

Jul 26, 2013, 12:47 PM IST

Bigger wasn’t always better for plant-eating dinosaurs

Giant carnivores like Tyrannosaurus rex dominated the Cretaceous period, but huge plant-eating theropods – close relatives of both T. rex and today``s birds – also lived and thrived alongside their meat-eating cousins.

Nov 28, 2012, 20:10 PM IST

Ecosystem changes aggravated extinction of dinosaur

A new study has revealed that the structure of North American ecosystems made the mass extinction of Cretaceous Period that wiped out numerous species.

Oct 31, 2012, 00:17 AM IST

Dinosaurs ruled a world of fire and brimstone

Dinosaurs ruled over a world of fire and brimstone, ignited by lightning and high oxygen levels during the Cretaceous period.

Apr 12, 2012, 20:40 PM IST

Wildfire biggest threat for dinosaurs: Study

It`s not only the predators, but also intense and frequent wildfires may have been a big threat to dinosaurs that roamed the Earth more than 65 million years ago, scientists say.

Apr 03, 2012, 15:40 PM IST

Dinosaur that acted like a Vegas showgirl!

Palaeontologists have claimed that a species of bird-like dinosaur acted like Las Vegas showgirls by wiggling tail feathers to attract mates.

Nov 06, 2011, 13:07 PM IST