Teen finds prehistoric mastodon jaw in southern Iowa

U.S. 05/17/19, 13:22

A teen searching for arrowheads in southern Iowa found something much bigger: the prehistoric jawbone of a mastodon.The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that the 30-inch bone belonged to a juvenile mastodon, an elephant-like animal believed to have roamed Iowa some 34,000 years ago.Officials with the University of Iowa Paleontology Repository, ...

Meet the T. rex cousin who you could literally look down on

Science 05/06/19, 10:41

History's most frightening dinosaur, the Tyrannosaurus rex, came from a long line of pipsqueaks.Scientists have identified a new cousin of the T. rex as a dinosaur that only reached the 3-foot height of a toddler. If it stretched its duck-billed head, an adult human maybe "would be looking at it ...

Fossil of plant-eating reptile found in southern New Mexico

Science 11/23/18, 18:40

The earliest known example of a plant-eating reptile has been found in the fossil record in southern New Mexico, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History said.The museum made the announcement this week , saying the unique structure of the skull, jaws and teeth of the sail-backed reptile indicate it ...

China building boom uncovers buried dinosaurs, makes a star

World 10/25/18, 01:47

China's rapid city building has churned up a motherlode of dinosaur fossils, and no one has seized the scientific opportunity more than one paleontologist.In this Sept. 12, 2018, photo, paleontologist Xu Xing examines an ancient crocodile skull and teeth, recovered from a dig site in Yanji, China. The excavation was ...

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