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Meet Dreadnoughtus, the Mesozoic monster that patrolled Argentina 80 million years ago

September 4, 2014 | by Stephen Brusatte

Some species of dinosaur were astoundingly enormous compared to anything alive on land today, which becomes obvious the moment you stand in the shadow of their skeletons in a museum. 570 more words

Biology

Updated geological time scale color palettes

While it has been a little break over the summer on this blog, I have nevertheless been able to make a few updates related to the geological time color palettes (see… 164 more words

Mesozoic

News: Mesozoic Babysitting?

In 2004, a dinosaur nest was discovered in China. This nest contained the skeletons of thirty baby Psittacosaurus, along with a single skeleton of a much larger individual, long assumed to be an adult. 419 more words

News: Early Cretaceous Dinosaur Footprints found in Utah

A series of dinosaur tracks were found by a hiker in Moab, Utah. These footprints were discovered in 2009, but it had been kept secret until recently. 100 more words

Satan Made the Franciscan Complex

Have you ever heard “…and then Satan said, “Let’s put the alphabet in math and call it algebra!” “? Well there’s a geological formation that Satan decided would be just as funny to make… 490 more words

Life

Late Triassic Horizons of India and its correlation with standard biostratigraphic stages as well as with horizons of different basins around world by Saurabh Pal

According to standard stratigraphy late Triassic is subdivided in three stages that are Carnian, Nornian and Rhaetian from older to younger respectively. Upper Triassic is rich in vertebrate fossils and found all over the world, this report gives special emphasise over Phytosaur which are good vertebrate fossil index of Triassic period. 354 more words

Dinosaur

Lonchidion, a prehistoric shark

This is a drawing of Lonchidion, a hybodont shark from the Mesozoic Era. There were at least eleven different species, one of which was found in the Hell Creek Formation. 205 more words