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CNN   08 June 2021   Australia   Queensland  
<p>A new species of dinosaur discovered in Australia has been confirmed as the largest ever found in the country, and one of the biggest in the world.<br />The fossilized skeleton, nicknamed "Cooper," was found in southwest Queensland in 2007, at Cooper Creek ...
<p>Russell Ball was taking one of his usual walks along Vancouver Island&rsquo;s Puntledge River on a cool, grey day in January when he noticed something out of the ordinary.<br />As he knelt down and began chipping away around the patch of brown, he felt ...
Reuters   15 May 2021   Mexico  
<p>A team of palaeontologists in Mexico have identified a new species of dinosaur after finding its 72 million-year-old fossilized remains almost a decade ago, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) said on Thursday.<br />The new species, ...
Extreme Tech   25 January 2021   Argentina  
<p>The largest land animal alive today is the African bush elephant, weighing in at around 20,000 pounds. As big as elephants are, they&rsquo;ve got nothing on some extinct megafauna. Scientists excavating a new species of dinosaur in Argentina have reported ...
Express   01 January 2021   Russia   Siberia  
<p>The superbly-preserved Ice Age woolly rhino was uncovered with many of its internal organs still intact. The precious carcass was recovered from permafrost in Russia's extreme northern region.<br />Russian state media reported how the holly rhino was revealed ...
Smithsonian   22 December 2020   World  
<p>There&rsquo;s never been a better time to be a dinosaur fan. Even in a year where fossil explorations have been curtailed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, paleontologists have dug deep to describe dozens of new species and unlock new secrets about our ...
Science News   14 December 2020   Brazil  
<p>The fossil of a chicken-sized, meat eater from Brazil that had a mane of fluffy filaments and a pair of stiff, ribbon-like streamers emerging from both shoulders is the first dinosaur with feathers ever discovered in the Southern Hemisphere.<br />Named ...
Fox News   22 August 2020   USA   Grand Canyon, Arizona  
<p>Fossil footprints from 313 million years ago are the oldest to ever be found in the Grand Canyon.<br />A geology professor from Norway, Allan Krill, made the surprising discovery four years ago on a hike with students.<br />Lying next to the trail, in plain ...
DW   10 July 2020   Brazil  
<p>A team of Brazilian researchers announced on Friday the discovery of a 115-million-year-old fossil belonging to a previously unknown species of dinosaur in the northeastern state of Ceara.<br />The "Aratasaurus museunacionali" is a previously unknown species ...
Live Science   30 April 2020   World  
<p>Despite old, out-of-date drawings of long-necked dinosaurs wading in swamps, scientists have long believed that dinosaurs were a land-loving bunch: None were thought to swim. Now, though, a new tail fossil found in Morocco reveals that the sharp-toothed ...