200-million year old monster pushes back the clock on giant dinosaurs

Most of the classic creatures that come to mind when you think of dinosaurs are from the Cretaceous period, when evolution seems to have hit its stride and splashed out with things like the huge, long-necked sauropods. But dinosaurs weren't always giants during the earlier Triassic period they were mostly chicken-sized critters, and they didn't really grow to be massive until the Jurassic. Now, the discovery of a new species in Argentina is pushing back the clock on dinosaur gigantism by up to 30 million years... Continue Reading 200-million year old monster pushes back the clock on giant dinosaurs Category: Science Tags: Dinosaurs Evolution Paleontology Related Articles: Ice Age bones discovered inside inescapable "black hole" Saharan school-bus-sized sauropod patches up fossil record Mother of all lizards? World's oldest lizard fossil drags their origin

200-million year old monster pushes back the clock on giant dinosaurs

Most of the classic creatures that come to mind when you think of dinosaurs are from the Cretaceous period, when evolution seems to have hit its stride and splashed out with things like ...

Wed 11 Jul 18 from Gizmag

Long-necked dinosaurs grew to be giants in more ways than one

Some early relatives of giant, long-necked sauropods may have used a different strategy to grow to colossal sizes than previously thought.

Tue 10 Jul 18 from ScienceNews

Giant dinosaur bones get archeologists rethinking Triassic period

Giant dinosaurs lived on Earth much earlier than previously thought, according to a team of excavators in Argentina who discovered the remains of a 200-million-year old species.

Tue 10 Jul 18 from Phys.org

Fossil of 'first giant' dinosaur discovered in Argentina

Discovery of "first giant" shows how and when dinosaurs grew to such massive proportions.

Mon 9 Jul 18 from BBC News

Ingentia Prima: A Dinosaur Making It Big On Its Own Terms

Mon 9 Jul 18 from Discover Magazine

New dinosaur fossil explains how Diplodocus evolved to be so massive

A new fossil uncovered in Argentina shows a dinosaur adapting to life as a giant, rewriting our understanding of how giant sauropods like Diplodocus evolved

Mon 9 Jul 18 from Newscientist

More than one way to make a giant dino

Argentinian fossils reveal an alternative evolutionary route to large body size. Andrew Masterson reports.

Mon 9 Jul 18 from Cosmos Magazine

Discovery of 'First Giant' Dinosaur Is a Huge Evolutionary Finding

The discovery of the "first giant" dinosaur has provided a gigantic clue on how these paleo-beasts got to be the largest animals to walk on Earth.

Tue 10 Jul 18 from Livescience

33-foot-long dinosaur, bigger than King Kong, unearthed in Argentina

In the original "Jurassic Park" movie, Jeff Goldblum's character, Dr. Ian Malcolm says: "What do they have in there, King Kong?", making reference to the size of the dinosaurs in the park.

Tue 10 Jul 18 from FOXNews

Fossils of early giant dinosaur discovered in Argentina

Scientists have unearthed in northwestern Argentina fossils of the earliest-known giant dinosaur, a four-legged plant-eater with a medium-length neck and long tail that was a forerunner of the ...

Tue 10 Jul 18 from Reuters

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