Modern birds are the direct descendants of a group of feathered, carnivorous dinosaurs that, along with true birds, are referred to as paravians -- which also include Anchiornis, a crow-sized dinosaur species.
The impact of the asteroid caused a crater 180 km wide and heated organic matter in rocks and ejected it into the atmosphere, forming soot in the stratosphere.
The fossilised bones of the long-necked marine reptile, named Arminisaurus schuberti, were excavated in the early 1980s in Germany.Sep 18, 2017, 16:16 PM IST
Shingopana roamed the Cretaceous landscape alongside Rukwatitan bisepultus, another titanosaur identified in 2014, researchers said.Aug 26, 2017, 15:25 PM IST
The asteroid triggered global wildfires that lofted into the air tremendous amounts of soot.Aug 22, 2017, 15:13 PM IST
Two fossils discovered in China show that the volant, or flying, way of life evolved among mammalian ancestors 100 million years earlier than the first modern mammal fliers.Aug 10, 2017, 17:55 PM IST
The new genus and species Borealopelta markmitchelli used camouflage to hide from predators despite being built like a tank, researchers said.Aug 05, 2017, 11:53 AM IST
The researchers also found hundreds of isolated teeth, previously attributed to Troodon.Jul 17, 2017, 22:52 PM IST
The Triassic extinction, one of the largest mass extinctions of animal life on record, was proceeded by the dinosaur era.Jun 20, 2017, 14:09 PM IST
Crocodiles and dinosaurs lived together, which means there are probably more fossils buried underneath, Jin Changzhu, a research fellow at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, said on Friday.Jun 09, 2017, 11:50 AM IST
Antibiotic resistance is a leading public health concern worldwide as it threatens nearly five per cent of patients with infections during their stay in hospitals.May 13, 2017, 00:12 AM IST
There have been similar finds in the Foshan region, which has gained a reputation in the scientific community for revealing valuable information from the Cretaceous period.Apr 24, 2017, 19:25 PM IST
The six-foot-long, lizard-like carnivore, called Teleocrater rhadinus, was discovered in Tanzania. The finding fundamentally changes our ideas about the evolution of the prehistoric animals.Apr 13, 2017, 16:29 PM IST
The newly-identified 150 tracks are older than most dinosaur fossils unearthed in the eastern part of Australia and which are thought to be between 90 and 115 million years old.Mar 27, 2017, 22:33 PM IST
The tracks were found on a rural mountain road in Longjing city in August 2015, Xinhua news agency quoted the scientists from China, South Korea and the US as saying.Mar 11, 2017, 13:14 PM IST
A giant penguin foot-bone discovered in New Zealand shows that the ancestors of everyone’s favourite flightless bird waddled Earth during the age of dinosaurs, researchers have found.Feb 25, 2017, 16:04 PM IST
The survey covered an area of 11,000 square kilometres in Zhejiang. Scientists identified eight new species among the fossils.Feb 21, 2017, 14:41 PM IST
It took the climate about 30 years to recover, the scientists found.Jan 15, 2017, 16:52 PM IST
Dinosaurs took months to hatch from eggs — Did long incubation time play a role in their extinction?
Scientists find Dinosaurs eggs hatched slowly like reptiles, not birds.Jan 04, 2017, 01:27 AM IST
The findings may shed light on how such impacts can reshape the face of planets and generate new habitats for life, researchers said.Nov 22, 2016, 09:50 AM IST