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Updated Articles and Resources

By Bob Strauss

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Smilodon (Saber-Toothed Tiger) Created: Friday, January 23, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Yes, its teeth were like sabers, but it wasn't technically a tiger.
    • Shonisaurus Created: Monday, March 17, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      One of the largest ichthyosaurs ever discovered.
    • Quetzalcoatlus Created: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      The largest pterosaur--and the largest flying animal--that ever lived.
    • Pteranodon (Pterodactyl) Created: Thursday, February 07, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      What folks are usually referring to when they say "Pterodactyl."
    • Why Did Dinosaurs Have Feathers? Created: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Every day, it seems, paleontologists are discovering new types of feathered dinosaurs. Why, exactly, did so many raptors, tyrannosaurs and "dino-birds" sport feathers instead of the usual reptilian scales?
    • Ornithopods - The Small, Herbivorous Dinosaurs Created: Thursday, September 04, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Ornithopods--small- to medium-sized, mostly bipedal plant-eaters--were among the most common dinosaurs of the Mesozoic Era, roaming the plains and woodlands in vast herds. Here's what we currently know about these plant-eaters, along with a list of notable genera.
    • Dinosaurs A to Z Created: Thursday, February 14, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      A complete, alphabetical list of every dinosaur that ever lived during the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
    • Kulindadromeus Created: Friday, July 25, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Why did this ornithopod dinosaur have feathers?
    • The 10 Ugliest Dinosaurs Created: Thursday, November 01, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Some dinosaurs were less attractive than others. Here's a list of 10 real-life dinosaurs that could stop a Mesozoic clock.
    • "Megalodon: The New Evidence" - Don't Believe Everything You See Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Does "Megalodon: The New Evidence" really prove that this giant shark still prowls the world's oceans? Don't bet your chum bucket.
    • 10 Facts About Megalodon Created: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Megalodon was the biggest prehistoric shark that ever lived. Here are 10 facts you may or may not have known about this enormous predator.
    • Giant Ground Sloth (Megalonyx) Created: Friday, May 01, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      The bones of this giant sloth were described by Thomas Jefferson.
    • Raptors - The Bird-Like Predators of the Mesozoic Era Created: Friday, April 11, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Among the most feared dinosaurs of the Mesozoic Era, raptors were closely related to modern birds. Here's a look at how paleontologists classify raptors, as well as profiles of famous genera ranging from Achillobator to Velociraptor.
    • Changyuraptor Created: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Did this four-winged dinosaur actually fly?
    • Kronosaurus Created: Thursday, February 07, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      It made a great white shark seem like a guppy by comparison.
    • Hadrosaurus Created: Saturday, April 26, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      The official state dinosaur of New Jersey.
    • The 10 Best Dinosaur Names Created: Monday, April 04, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Some dinosaurs have better names than others--mostly because some paleontologists have more imagination than others. Here's a list of the 10 most impressive dinosaur names, ranging from Achillobato...
    • The Dinosaur World Cup Created: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Have you ever wondered what the World Cup would be like if dinosaurs, not people, contested the outcome? Our Dinosaur World Cup features match previews, post-game analysis, and reader commentary. Join the fun now!
    • Diplodocus Created: Thursday, February 07, 2008 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      This dinosaur was thin at one end, much thicker in the middle, and thin again at the far end.
    • Deinonychus Created: Sunday, January 13, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      One of the most fearsome dinosaurs of the Cretaceous period.
    • Coelophysis Created: Monday, February 18, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      One of the first dinosaurs ever to roam the earth.
    • Scansoriopteryx Created: Sunday, September 21, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      This early feathered dinosaur probably lived in trees.
    • 10 "Titanic" Prehistoric Animals Created: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Not all prehistoric animals bearing the Greek root "titan" in their names were equally titanic. Here are 10 notable candidates, ranked for fearsomeness according to our 10-point "titanic" scale.
    • Camptosaurus Created: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      This dinosaur was a close relative of Iguanodon.
    • Brachiosaurus Created: Sunday, January 13, 2008 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      A giant, gentle, long-necked dinosaur.
    • Bistahieversor Created: Saturday, January 30, 2010 Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014
      This tyrannosaur had more teeth than T. Rex.
    • Tyrannosaurus Rex - Hunter or Scavenger? Created: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Did Tyrannosaurus Rex actually hunt for its food, or did it scavenge already dead (or dying) prey?
    • Apatosaurus Created: Monday, January 28, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      The dinosaur formerly known as Brontosaurus.
    • 10 "Mega" Prehistoric Animals Created: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Not ever prehistoric animal with "mega" in its name is equally impressive. Here's a list of 10 "mega" beasts and how they measure up by modern standards.
    • The 10 Biggest Dinosaurs Created: Monday, February 25, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      How heavy was Argentinosaurus? What was the wingspan of Quetzalcoatlus? Read this list of the 10 biggest dinosaurs (as well as non-dinosaur reptiles like pterosaurs, pliosaurs and therapsids) to fi...
    • The Top 10 Myths About Dinosaur Extinction Created: Saturday, December 06, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Scientists have a pretty good idea why the dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago--but that hasn't prevented some popular myths from spreading about how, when, and even whether the dinosaurs went down for the count. Here are the top 10 misconceptions about dinosaur extinction.
    • Ankylosaurus Created: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      The Cretaceous equivalent of a Sherman tank.

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