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  • So Just How Fast Were Dinosaurs?

    Posted: 22nd August 2007

    When I went into the Tesco supermarket today, I was pretty amazed to see a picture of Compsognathus on the front cover of the Times. Apparently two researchers at the University Manchester developed a computer model which they used to calculate the running speed of various dinosaurs: Allosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor, Dilophosaurus, and as you'd probably guessed, Compsognathus.

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  • Did the world's largest dinosaur live in Australia?

    Posted: 3rd May 2007

    Breaking news today is that fossil bones from a titanosaur that was found in Australia have gone on display at the Queensland Museum. The bone is believed to have come from a specimen that was perhaps as long as 28 meters (92 feet), which greatly exceeds the largest titanosaurus previously found in Australia which was "only" an estimated 18 meters (59 feet) long.

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  • Dinosaur Skin in Japan

    Posted: 28th April 2007

    Workers constructing a leisure facility in Japan found a fossil containing dinosaur skin. This is an extremely rare find as skin is not usually preserved in fossils as it generally rots away when an animal dies. In this case, what was found, are scales around 1/8 to 1/4 inches (3 to 5 millimetres) in size.

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