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This is an archive of all the news stories featured on the Dinopedia front page.

2015

  • April 1st, 2015 - A university student has discovered the first animal fossil to be found in Hong Kong. The discovery of this animal, Paralycoptera, in Hong Kong may lead to bigger discoveries, such as dinosaurs. A South China Morning Post report can be found here.
  • March 28th, 2015 - A group of university students in Siberia have discovered a new species of macronarian. Dubbed the Sibirosaurus, it is one of the largest dinosaurs ever to be discovered. A Daily Telegraph report can be found here.
  • March 25th, 2015 - A new species of prehistoric giant amphibian has discovered in Portugal from late Triassic sediment. The animal, Metoposaurus algarvensis, was discovered among hundreds of other bones that belonged from the same species. A BBC News report can be found here.
  • March 21st, 2015 - Fossil remains of a Triassic crocodylomorph has been discovered in the Pekin Formation of North Carolina Carnufex, a seven metre long animal, is perhaps the last apex predator before the arrival of the dinosaurs. A ScienceDaily report can be found here.
  • March 21st, 2015 - Protein sequencing has resolved some of the mysteries behind the strange South American mammals. According to scientific findings, many of the odd prehistoric fauna were more closely related to horses than animals such as elephants. A ScienceDaily report can be found here.
  • March 12th, 2015 - A new discovery in Morocco has revealed a human-sized ancestor of the lobster from the early Ordovician period. Aegirocassis, a marine arthropod, used spines located on its head to sift food from the ocean. A BBC News report can be found here.
  • March 10th, 2015 - A well preserved juvenile woolly rhinoceros carcass has been discovered in Siberia's Sakha Republic. The rhino, named Sasha, is currently the only baby woolly rhinoceros in the world, excluding mummified remains. A Siberian Times report can be found here.
  • March 10th, 2015 - A curator at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum has co-authored a report on Jurassic crab larvae from southern Germany. The fossil contains critical evidence for understanding the early rise of crabs. A ScienceDaily report can be found here.
  • March 8th, 2015 - Despite the chaotic situation in Libya, a group of Western scientists have discovered a myriad of mammal fossils dating back to the Palaeogene period in the region, also shedding light on possible descendants of the hominid lineage. A ScienceDaily report can be found here.
  • March 5th, 2015 - Palaeontologists in Ethiopia have discovered the earliest fossil to be attributed to early humans. The jaw bone, according to scientists, dates back 400,000 years before the previous record-holder, a Homo habilis jaw. A BBC News report can be found here.
  • March 4th, 2015 - The Natural History Museum in London has acquired the most complete Stegosaurus specimen ever discovered. In addition to this, scientists have also calculated the weight of the animal from just before it died. A BBC News report can be found here.
  • March 1st, 2015 - The prehistoric caiman Purussaurus, according to recent scientific research, possessed a bite twice as powerful as a Tyrannosaurus rex. Exerting pressure up to 11.5 tonnes, the animal had 20 times the strength of a modern great white shark. A BBC News report can be found here.
  • February 27th, 2015 - Dippy, the famous Diplodocus skeleton cast currently being displayed at the Natural History Museum in London, will soon be replaced. The dinosaur icon is to be replaced with the skeleton of a blue whale in 2017. A BBC News report can be found here.
  • February 25th, 2015 - New studies into mass extinction events have determined that plants were more resilient against natural disasters than animals. The Cretaceous extinction event saw devastating consequences for animals but plant life was barely phased. A ScienceDaily report can be found here.
  • February 21st, 2015 - Recent scientific research has suggested that marine life has been growing bigger since the Cambrian period - and not by chance! Scientists suggest that large marine animals such as whales fare better to life in the water than smaller animals. A BBC News report can be found here.
  • February 20th, 2015 - A new species of Ichthyosaurus has been described after being found in a museum in Doncaster. Originally found in 2008, this marine animal was found with fossilised stomach contents and has been named after Mary Anning, the famous Victorian fossil hunter. A BBC News report can be found here.

2014

  • May 17th, 2014 - On May 17, 2014, palaeontologists in Argentina have unearthed a brand new titanosaur that has earned the title of "largest dinosaur" as it is seven tonnes heavier than the previous record holder - Argentinosaurus. For more information on the amazing discovery, see this site.

2009

  • August 30th, 2009 - On May 19, 2009 researchers unveiled the fossil of a 47 million-year-old creature that offered clues about what some of our earliest ancestors might have looked like. Evolutionists and other scientists say that this creature could have been the starting point of the human evolution. This site has one news report on the shocking discovery.
  • August 21st, 2009 - The discovery of three new species of dinosaur in Australia has been in the headlines lately. Two of these dinosaurs are thought to have been among the largest ever to have been discovered. The other is a large carnivore. For more information on the topic, see this site
  • January 3rd, 2009 - Velociraptor Awareness Day will occur . The event has gained much notoriety through the social networking site Facebook, and has over 100,000 participants... [1]
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