BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts state lawmaker is asking for the public's help to select an official state dinosaur.
State Rep. Jack Lewis tweeted Monday that he plans on filing the...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The fossil skeletons of two dinosaurs intertwined in what looks like a final death match have been donated to a North Carolina museum.
PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Researchers have discovered fossils of a tiny burrowing reptile among a vast expanse of petrified wood in eastern Arizona.
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago museum located in a forest preserve is reopening Saturday with free admission to mark the day.
Meet Kongonaphon kely, a pocket sized dinosaur forerunner that was smaller than your cellphone.
The creature, which predated dinosaurs and flying pterosaurs, was just shy of 4 inches (10...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Dinosaur fossils worth millions of dollars unearthed on a Montana ranch belong to the owners of the land’s surface rights, not the owners of the mineral rights, a U.S. appeals...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Dinosaur fossils aren't minerals under state law, a divided Montana Supreme Court said in a ruling Wednesday that has implications in an ongoing legal battle over the...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An important dinosaur site that has fallen into neglect would be protected as Utah's 45th state park under a measure being proposed in the state Legislature.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The discovery of two fossilized dinosaur skeletons intertwined in what looks like a final death match could make a Montana ranching couple rich beyond their dreams. Or they...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas woman woke up to find her trailer filled with rare and ancient fossils, including dinosaur eggs that are 70 million-year-old dinosaur eggs, was gone.
NEW YORK (AP) — A remarkable trove of fossils from Colorado has revealed details of how mammals grew larger and plants evolved after the cataclysm that killed the dinosaurs.
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho State University researcher has discovered a dinosaur burrow, the first such den found in Idaho.
The university says researcher L.J. Krumenacker was helping...
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service has released two new postage stamps depicting a dinosaur whose fossil was discovered on federal land in Montana.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new U.S. government management plan unveiled Friday clears the way for coal mining and oil and gas drilling on land that used to be off limits as part of a sprawling...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Scientists in New Zealand said Wednesday they've found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of an adult human and swam the oceans...
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado museum has completed its excavation of dinosaur fossils and put some of the bones on display.
The Denver Post reports the Denver Museum of Nature & Science has...
BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK, Texas (AP) — Experts say fossil remains discovered in the 1980s at the Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas have been identified as a new genus and species of...
THERMOPOLIS, Wyo. (AP) — The skeleton of a nearly 3-foot-tall (1-meter) cousin of the velociraptor will go on display at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center.
DENVER (AP) — Paleontologists say fossilized bones unearthed at a suburban Denver construction site are those of a large adult triceratops.
Maura O'Neal, a spokeswoman for the Denver Museum...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Tyrannosaurus rex is enshrined in pop culture and, well, natural history as one of the most fearsome beasts to ever walk the earth.
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Construction workers have unearthed fossils in a Denver suburb that experts say could be from a rare horned dinosaur.
WASHINGTON (AP) — History's most frightening dinosaur, the Tyrannosaurus rex, came from a long line of pipsqueaks.
Scientists have identified a new cousin of the T. rex as a dinosaur that...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico college students are using drones to help map the location of dinosaur tracks at a state park, the latest project to use drone technology to gather data from...
JENSEN, Utah (AP) — A national monument known for dinosaur fossils has also been named one of the world's best places to view the stars.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — University of Oregon scientists discovered a dinosaur bone, the first fossil from a land-dwelling prehistoric creature found in the state.
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.
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."
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.
China’s building boom churns up dinosaur fossils
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.
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.
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.