The duck-billed dinosaurs (hadrosaurs) may not be as glamorous as tyrannosaurs (and most tyrannosaur researchers sure don’t respect these “Cretaceous food items” anyhow), but in many ways they are a far more interesting and scientifically
While artistic reconstructions of dinosaurs preying on each other are a fantastic way of illustrating the real-life behaviours of these fantastic creatures, direct evidence of dinosaur-food interactions in the fossil record are surprisingly rare.
We’ve made it! Coming in at #1 is an absolutely amazing dinosaur published this summer in PLOS ONE. Congratulations to Gualicho shinyae, the didactyl theropod from Argentina, and named in honor of Akiko Shinya, fossil preparator at
We are approaching our #1 Winner for the PLOS Paleo Top 10 Open Access Fossil Vertebrates of the year! Coming in at #2 is an amazing new iguanodontid published recently. Jon Tennant did a great job covering
Discovering new dinosaurs is very romantic, isn’t it? A team of plucky explorers stumbles across a small bone sticking out of a cliff, and after a bit of digging around it reveals a complete dinosaur
Sauropod dinosaurs are the biggest of all the wonderful behemoths to have ever roamed the Earth. Standing on four solid tree trunk legs, these giants are emblazoned in our hearts, minds and history books as
Next in the countdown of the winners of the PLOS Paleo Open Access Fossil Vertebrates of the past year is Murusraptor barrosaensis! I recently wrote about Murusraptor for PLOS Paleo, so I am reposting the
The next winner, coming in at #8, in our PLOS Paleontology Top 10 Open Access Fossil Vertebrates contest, is Sarmientosaurus musacchioi, which was published in April of this year in PLOS ONE. Sarmientosaurus is no humble creature; rather it belongs
Next up on the list of Top 10 Open Access Fossil Vertebrates, as voted by the paleontology community, is Spiclypeus shipporum, a new chasmosaurine ceratopsian dinosaur that was described earlier this year and published in PLOS ONE.
You might think dating dinosaurs would be an easy task, but in reality it’s actually quite difficult. We date dinosaurs based on where we find their fossils, using the ages of the rocks that they’re