deinonychus

Deinonychus

And the skull goes to…
September 28, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

  Will Carlson! Earlier this month, we posted a picture of two 3D printed skulls and asked our readers to identify which dinosaur they belonged to for a chance to win their own copy!    This ten year old kid was able to identify the 3D printed skull of Deinonychus all by himself, with help […]

But here’s the Hitch: Who really discovered that dinosaurs had feathers?
June 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s reading books about the dinosaur “orthodoxy.” According to this traditional view, the dinos died out at the end of the Cretaceous because their beloved swamps dried up and the air became too cool. But the new conditions were perfect for us quick-thinking Mammalia, so we took over, along […]

Which raptor turned into the first bird?
March 31, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

We get so many great questions through our blog, and every now and then we can turn those responses into a blog post. One our readers favorite posts is “What would YOU ask a paleontologist?” Last week we got this question from kght2: “Do all birds come from a specific raptor, or do they come […]

Raptors – Group Hunters or Cannibals?
March 11, 2010 · 4 Comments

The question to answer is did dino-raptors live and hunt and feed in packs, like wolves? I’m biased. I worked on the movie “Jurassic Park,” consulting with the special effects artists. And the book “Jurassic Park” has references to my research. And…my first dig was excavating raptors near Bridger, Montana, in 1964. I was a […]



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