Tagged: Dinosaurs

A tale of two penguins: Bice and Rosie - Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives

Nic Rawlence Mar 05, 2018

New Zealand has long been considered the cradle of penguin evolution. But two new fossil discoveries, affectionately known as Bice’s, (pronounced Bee-chee’s), and Rosie’s Penguins, are rewriting early penguin evolution and have taken the world by storm. Move aside Penguins of Madagascar; there are some new and cool kids on the block! But how did we get to this … Read More

More bad news for dinosaurs: Chicxulub meteorite impact triggered global volcanic eruptions on the ocean floor - Guest Work

Guest Work Feb 12, 2018

Leif Karlstrom, University of Oregon and Joseph Byrnes, University of Minnesota This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The end of the Cretaceous period 66 million years ago was a rough time to be living on Earth. Three global catastrophes occurred nearly simultaneously: The Chicxulub meteorite slammed into … Read More

New tyrannosaur species reveals how king of the dinosaurs won its crown - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 15, 2016

Stephen Brusatte, University of Edinburgh Tyrannosaurus rex is an icon, a dinosaur known to nearly everyone on the planet. It doesn’t get much more awesome than a 13-metre long, seven-ton superpredator that could bite through the bones of its prey. T. rex may be the undisputed king of the dinosaurs, but how did evolution produce such a … Read More

Why frills put female dinosaurs in the mood for love - Guest Work

Guest Work Jan 19, 2016

Rob Knell, Queen Mary University of London Part of dinosaurs’ popularity has to be their fascinating, bizarre appearance. There’s the Stegosaurus with the famous row of plates down its back, the Triceratops with its giant frilled skull, and the “duck-billed” hadrosaurs with their peculiar and diverse array of crests. Palaeontologists have been trying to decipher the function … Read More

Digging up the history behind New Zealand’s first dinosaur - Guest Work

Guest Work Feb 26, 2015

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the first dinosaur bone being discovered in New Zealand. One of the remarkable aspects of this discovery is that it was driven by an amateur fossil hunter, Joan Wiffen. Joan’s story and fossils now mark her as an important figure in New Zealand science, and the 40th anniversary of Joan’s first dinosaur find is a great … Read More

A hadrosaur dinosaur in Mexico and a science conscious Mother - Digging the Dirt

Brigid Gallagher Jul 24, 2013

Today I had a flash back.  Our 3 year old was having a pout about not seeing any bones at the Auckland Art gallery and that they had not been to the museum.  And our 6 year old was describing her favorite pieces at the Gallery which were the Maori designs and patterns…and I thought… HANG ON A MINUTE!!! GRRRRRUUPPTTTTT, … Read More