HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill Tuesday to clarify that fossils are part of a property's surface rights, not its mineral rights, unless a contract separating the...
Museum pulls T.rex fossil from public view amid dustup
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas has pulled the fossil of a juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex from public view at its Natural History Museum after anger erupted when the fossil's private...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A full panel of a federal appeals court will hear arguments in a case to determine whether dinosaur fossils are part of a property's surface estate or mineral estate in the...
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Geologists at Southern Illinois University are asking Illinois elementary and high school students to name its three baby dinosaurs.
WASHINGTON (AP) — New research released Friday captures a fossilized snapshot of the day nearly 66 million years ago when an asteroid smacked Earth, fire rained from the sky and the ground shook...
Scientists to dig Jurassic site in Wyoming this summer
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — They're calling it the "Jurassic Mile," where dinosaurs once chased prey through muck and some of the biggest creatures of 150 million years ago lumbered over a tropical...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Legislature unanimously passed a bill Friday to clarify that fossils are part of a property's surface rights, not its mineral rights, unless a contract separating...
VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) — The national park on the site where George Washington and the struggling Continental Army endured a tough winter during the American Revolution boasts a new feature that's...
Montana House approves bill to decide fossil ownership
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill saying fossils are part of a property's surface estate and not the mineral estate.
Montana measure aims to clarify ownership rights of fossils
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A legal challenge over the ownership of valuable dinosaur fossils unearthed on an eastern Montana ranch has prompted legislation seeking to clarify that fossils are part of a property's surface rights, not its mineral rights.
Supporters told the state House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday that federal agencies and state lands policies differentiate between minerals and fossils — and it's time state law followed suit.
Largest T. rex skeleton has new display at Chicago museum
CHICAGO (AP) — The largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found is ready to go back on display at Chicago's Field Museum in a new exhibition space.
The skeleton named Sue (after her discoverer, Sue Hendrickson) is now in a second-floor gallery near other dinosaurs. It opens to the public Friday.
Texas doctor wins court battle to keep dinosaur skull fossil
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas physician can keep his 70 million-year-old dinosaur skull fossil in an ownership fight with the U.S. government.
The Dallas Morning News reports a judge in Fort Worth on Monday agreed with Dr. James Godwin of Wichita Falls.
Scientists find remains of huge ancient herbivore
BERLIN (AP) — A giant, plant-eating creature with a beak-like mouth and reptilian features may have roamed the Earth during the late Triassic period more than 200 million years ago, scientists said Thursday.
In a paper published Thursday by the journal Science, Polish researchers claim their find overturns the notion that the only giant plant-eaters at the time were dinosaurs.
Researchers discover Oregon’s first dinosaur fossil
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — University of Oregon scientists discovered a dinosaur bone, the first fossil from a land-dwelling prehistoric creature found in the state.
Texas doctor fights to keep dinosaur skull seized by feds
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A doctor in Texas with a passion for paleontology is challenging the federal government after authorities seized a 70 million-year-old dinosaur skull from his fossil collection.
Fight over dinosaur fossils comes down to what’s a mineral
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — About 66 million years after two dinosaurs died apparently locked in battle on the plains of modern-day Montana, an unusual fight over who owns the entangled fossils has become a multimillion-dollar issue that hinges on the legal definition of "mineral."
China building boom uncovers buried dinosaurs, makes a star
YANJI, China (AP) — At the end of a street of newly built high-rises in the northern Chinese city of Yanji stands an exposed cliff face, where paleontologists scrape away 100 million-year-old rock in search of prehistoric bones.
Like many fossil excavation sites in China, this one was discovered by accident.
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- Star TribuneMeet the new dinosaur bone hunter at the Science Museum of MinnesotaNovember 13, 2018
China’s building boom churns up dinosaur fossils
Western Massachusetts celebrates its link to the dinosaurs
GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Amateur paleontologists can head to western Massachusetts this weekend for the Great Greenfield DinoFest.
The second annual festival Saturday celebrates the Pioneer Valley's dinosaur history by blending history, science, and art for a day full of activities. The area is famous for its dinosaur fossils.
The event is a partnership between the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association and Piti Theatre.
[New Alaska dinosaur children’s book fulfills promise
HOMER, Alaska (AP) — A new children's book out this month fulfills a request made by two Seward boys to their mother. Kai, 5, and Sylas Reising, 4, had seen a coloring book put out by the state of Texas about its dinosaurs.
"They thoroughly enjoyed that," said their grandmother, Homer writer and naturalist Janet Klein. "They asked Deborah, 'Mom, we want a book on Alaska dinosaurs.'"
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A dinosaur that was covered in bony armor from its spiky head to its clubbed tail has been unveiled at a museum in Utah.
The species of ankylosaur was a squat plant-eater that roamed southern Utah on four legs about 76 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous Period. At that time, the desert state was hot and humid, covered with slow-moving streams and rivers as well as large conifer trees, paleontologist Randall Irmis said.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Forget the gray, green and brown dinosaurs in the "Jurassic Park" movies. Paleontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex colored bright red and a blue triceratops with red fringe similar to a rooster's comb.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New legislation from a pair of Republican Utah lawmakers would create the Jurassic National Monument at a dinosaur fossil site and create a conservation area around the rugged San Rafael Swell.
Sen. Orrin Hatch and Rep. John Curtis said Wednesday their sweeping new land reform bill would protect nearly 1 million acres of natural lands in central Utah's Emery County. It has support from local officials.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas says the only known dinosaur that inhabited Kansas is now on display in the school's Natural History Museum.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that experts believe the Silvisaurus condrayi roamed the state 100 million years ago. The dinosaur was short but relatively long, measuring about 3 feet (1-meter) tall and 10 feet (3-meter) long.
Paleontologist: The story of dinosaurs is evolving with each new discovery
At least 50 people attended an hourlong honors lecture Tuesday at Mount Aloysius College, which featured assistant science and mathematics professor and paleontologist John Whitlock as a speaker.
Whitlock spoke of ways information has changed people’s perception of dinosaurs, from fossil discovery in ancient times to how they are portrayed in the modern digital age.
“The story of paleontology is also a story about how we have evolved as a global society,” Whitlock said.
‘Montana is a hotbed for T. rex,’ but researchers are unsure if partial dinosaur skull is one of them
Struggling with identity makes being a teenager tough — even for a 66-million-year-old teen.
The partial skull of a dinosaur unearthed this summer, north of the Eastern Montana town of Jordan, faces just such a struggle. The teeth and bones seem to point to the discovery being from a young Tyrannosaurus rex, that huge meat-eating dinosaur that has fueled many dark dreams.
Or is the skull that of a Nanotyrannus, a smaller, more nimble species that shares similarities with T. rex?
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — University of Kansas researchers say they may have unearthed a rare fossil of a young Tyrannosaurus rex.
David Burnham of the university's Biodiversity Institute says the teeth suggest it's a T. rex, but there is still more work to be done before the species is confirmed.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina museum is displaying two eggs found in Utah from a dinosaur that one expert calls "a 15-foot (4.5 meter)-tall chicken."
The eggs look like small footballs.
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh said in a news release Thursday that the eggs date about 97 million years and are from a feathered dinosaur.
A researcher at North Carolina State University has recovered a clutch of rare dinosaur eggs from cliffs in Utah.
The football-sized oviraptorosaur eggs were in sediment estimated to be 97 million years old, said Lindsay Zanno, who also is head of paleontology at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. The site also contained evidence of ancient trees that once lined a river bank.
Dinosaur-killing space rock may have triggered sea volcanoes
WASHINGTON (AP) — The giant space rock that wiped out the dinosaurs may have set off a chain of cataclysmic volcanic eruptions on land and undersea, claims a new study that is already dividing scientists.
Rare dinosaur discovery in Egypt could signal more finds
MANSOURA, Egypt (AP) — A skeleton has been unearthed in Egypt's Western Desert, where ancient sands have long helped preserve remains, but unlike most finds this one isn't a mummy — it's a dinosaur.
Researchers from Mansoura University in the country's Nile Delta discovered the new species of long-necked herbivore, which is around the size of a city bus, and it could be just the tip of the sand dune for other desert dinosaur discoveries.
Utah lawmakers avoid dinosaur fight with new state symbol
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A fight in the Utah Legislature over what should be named the state fossil has been avoided with the introduction of an official state dinosaur.
Young dinosaur fan sways Utah senator to change state fossil
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 10-year-old dinosaur fan persuaded a Utah senator to start a legislative battle to change the state fossil to the Utahraptor instead of the Allosaurus to honor a dinosaur only found in Utah and featured in some of the "Jurassic Park" movies.
New dinosaur looks like odd mix of duck, croc, ostrich, swan
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a bill like a duck but teeth like a croc's, a swanlike neck and killer claws, a new dinosaur species uncovered by scientists looks like something Dr. Seuss could have dreamed up.
It also had flippers like a penguin, and while it walked like an ostrich it could also swim. That's the first time swimming ability has been shown for a two-legged, meat-eating dinosaur.
Suburban Denver fossil re-identified as rarer torosaurus
DENVER (AP) — After a month of cleaning and studying what looked like a triceratops' skull and skeleton, researchers have re-identified the fossil found at a suburban Denver construction site.
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science said Tuesday said the fossil turned out to be the rarer torosaurus, a close cousin of the triceratops.
The Latest: Trump’s cuts to Utah monument spur lawsuit
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's plan to scale back national monuments (all times local):
Environmental groups are suing to block President Donald Trump's decision to scale back a national monument in Utah just hours after the decision was announced.
Denver museum receives 6,000 duck-billed dinosaur bones
DENVER (AP) — A collection of more than 6,000 dinosaur bones from Wyoming has been donated to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
The Denver Post reported Tuesday that the donation is the largest the museum has received. Among the bones are skulls, vertebrae and limbs of a duck-billed dinosaur called edmontosaurus, or hadrosaur.
Kansas to open $6.5 million dinosaur theme park
DERBY, Kan. (AP) — A $6.5 million dinosaur theme park is expected to open next year in southern Kansas.
The 14-acre theme park is scheduled to open in the Wichita suburb of Derby with more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, The Wichita Eagle reported . Featured dinosaurs will include a Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops and Stegosaurus.
New Dinosaur Gallery at COSI in Columbus brings ancient animals to life (or maybe they never really died); photos
New Dinosaur Gallery at COSI in Columbus brings ancient animals to life (or maybe they never really died); photos
COLUMBUS, Ohio – It's been 65 million years since dinosaurs vanished from the Earth.
They've resurfaced this week in dramatic form in Columbus, where a new exhibit at COSI asks the provocative question: Did they ever really leave?
Paleontologist studies teenage T. rex bones to answer 65 million-year-old question
TULSA, Okla. - No one knows exactly how big a Tyrannosaurus rex could get, but an Oklahoma researcher is looking for the answer in 65 million-year-old fossilized bones.
Dinosaur remains largely unnoticed at Sheridan College
SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — When a bone or fossil is found at the Sheridan College dinosaur quarry, the work is just getting started.
First, the remains must be exposed from the surrounding area, so they are easier to move. Once they are taken out of the ground, a plaster cast is put around the bone or fossil for stabilization.
OSU paleontologist studies teenage T. rex to answer 65 million-year-old question
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No one knows exactly how big a Tyrannosaurus rex could get, but a local researcher is looking for the answer in 65 million-year-old fossilized bones.
.For the past 27 years, Big Bend National Park geologist Don Corrick dreamed of displaying the many dinosaur bones and fossils found in Big Bend. Now that dream is a reality, and it features the largest flying creature, the Quetzalcoatlus northropi, hanging above visitors, as well a giant bronze T. Rex skull big enough for you to stick your head in.
Corrick has a passion for showing people that science can be interesting and fun.
Nearly complete fossilized dinosaur remains flown to museum
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The nearly complete fossilized remains of a tyrannosaur found two years ago in southern Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument were airlifted to the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City on Sunday.
The 75 million-year-old Teratophoneus was covered in plaster and flown by helicopter in pieces Sunday to the Salt Lake City museum, where paleontologists will spend several years removing rock from the fossil.
University of Kansas museum unveils T. rex skeleton
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas is now home to a Tyrannosaurus rex fossilized skeleton thanks to a team who helped dig up the specimen and bring it to Lawrence.
Triceratops unearthed in Colorado, 80 percent of skull found
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has finished excavating the Thornton triceratops.
The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/2fhDKmP ) that excavation of the pre-historic creature finished on Monday, and with about 80 percent of the skull and 15 percent of the skeleton being recovered, the triceratops is the most complete Cretaceous-period fossil to be discovered in Colorado.
Tennessee professor helps ID prehistoric crocodile species
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee says one of its professors has helped identify a species of giant prehistoric crocodiles that roamed the coasts and waterways of what's now north-central Texas about 95 million years ago.
A university news release Wednesday says Stephanie Drumheller-Horton was on the team that identified the species that grew up to 20 feet long and likely ate whatever they wanted, from turtles to dinosaurs.
More triceratops fossils found at Colorado construction site
THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — A dinosaur expert says fossils uncovered at a suburban Denver construction site may be one of the most complete triceratops skeletons ever found in the Denver area.
Joe Sertich of the Denver Museum of Science and Nature said Thursday scientists have now discovered a second horn, a beak, ribs, vertebrae and other remnants at the site in Thornton.
Previously, a skull and horn and shoulder blade were found.
Dig that discovery! Triceratops fossil unearthed in Colorado
THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — A dinosaur fossil has been discovered in Colorado by construction workers.
The bones and skull of a triceratops were found last Friday in Thornton at the construction site of a new public safety building.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science curator of dinosaurs Joe Sertich says the find is one of three triceratops skulls found along the Colorado Front Range and has likely been laying there for at least 66 million years.