0000-0001-7794-0218A new theropod dinosaur has been discovered from the little-explored region of northern Paraná in modern Brazil. Named Vespersaurus, it had a lightweight skeleton, similar to modern birds, and sharp teeth and claws like most
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
0000-0001-7794-0218 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.
0000-0002-6784-3980We’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
0000-0002-6784-3980We 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
0000-0002-6784-3980Next 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
0000-0002-6784-3980The 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
Editor Note: Hi guys, Sarah here! I read this post over at the Extinct Blog about a month ago, and found it a great informative read by guest blogger Don Brinkman from the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta.
0000-0002-6784-3980South America has proven very lucrative in the last few decades when it comes to new theropod dinosaur discoveries from the Late Cretaceous. The list is impressive, with genera such as Megaraptor , Orkoraptor , Aerosteon
0000-0002-6784-3980Ouch! That word came to mind a lot while reading a new paper published today in PLOS ONE. In the new paper, authors Phil Senter from Fayetteville State University and Sara Juengst from Appalachian State