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tags: Evolution: What The Fossils Say And Why it Matters, fossils, dinosaurs, creationism, Donald Prothero, book review I was in love with dinosaurs when I was a kid, and I still am. It was my love for dinosaurs and fossils and especially my time spent learning the minutea of the evolutionary history of horses that…

tags: researchblogging.org, evolution, bird-dinosaur split, dinosaurs, birds, rocks-versus-clocks, fossil record, molecular clocks The first feathered dinosaur fossil found in China — Sinosauropteryx. The feathers can be seen in the dark line running along the specimen’s back. Image: Mick Ellison, AMNH [larger view] There is a lot of controversy among scientists regarding when modern birds first…

Building Dinosaurs

tags: dinosaurs, movie magic, streaming video This interesting time-lapse streaming video shows how the movie industry built some amazingly realistic life-sized dinosaurs [shockwave: 3:50]

Inconsiderate Dinosaurs

tags: feathers, dinosaurs, humor, cartoon En el típico rito funerario del Jurásico tardío unos dinosaurios terópodos depositan plumas sobre el cuerpo de un compañero justo antes de la momificación. Desfortunadamente no pensaron en los paleontólogos del futuro. Image: The Scientific Cartoonist [larger view]. I am sure that one of my readers, Jerry Harris, will especially…

tags: researchblogging.org, social behavior, evolution, Psittacosaurus, ornithischian dinosaur Triceratops. Image: Dinosaur Collector Triceratops are among the most recognizable dinosaurs because of their distinct appearance. They had a large and elaborate bony shield around the back of their head, horns that jut out from the top of their head and nose like spears, and bony knobs…

tags: researchblogging.org, archaeopteryx, dinosaurs, mammals, fossils Archaeopteryx fossil showing the distinctive head-back death pose of many articulated fossilized birds, dinosaurs and early mammals. Archaeopteryx is an ancient feathered dinosaur. This specimen is at the Humboldt Museum, Berlin. The skull is approximately two inches long. If you’ve looked at the articulated 150-million-year-old Archaeopteryx fossils, you probably…

tags: researchblogging.org, Tyrannosaurus rex, dinosaurs, birds, fossils Repeated analysis of proteins from a fossilized Tyrannosaurus rex reveal new evidence of a link between dinosaurs and birds: Of the seven reconstructed protein sequences, three were closely related to chickens. Image: NYTimes It was once thought impossible to obtain actual soft tissue, such as proteins, from fossils,…