13th Oct 2020

Oviraptorosaur Dinosaur Discovered in Mongolia

Out of the famous fossil bearing Nemegt Formation has come yet another species of Oviraptorosaur, and this one is unlike any ever discovered in the past. Called “Oksoko avarsan“, three juvenile specimens of this dinosaur were discovered with remarkably complete skeletons, having died together in the Maastrichtian stage of the Late Cretaceous epoch, the very last stage before the reign of the dinosaurs ended. Upon inspection of such a rare, spectacular find, paleontologists immediately took...

17th Sep 2020

Ornithopod Dinosaur Discovered in China

A new genus and species of ornithopod dinosaur has been discovered in China, from two immaculately preserved, almost complete skeletons. Dubbed “Changmiania liaomingensis“, this dinosaur pushes back the known range of ornithopods to about 123 million years ago, in the Early Cretaceous. The rarity of such amazingly preserved dinosaurs can not be overstated. Thanks to the spectacular preservation and intactness of these skeletons, we are able to make lots of very educated assumptions about this...

16th Aug 2020

Carnivorous Theropod Dinosaur Discovered in United Kingdom

A new genus and species of dinosaur has been identified in the United Kingdom! In 2019, fossil remains of a carnivorous theropod’s neck, back, and tail were found on the Isle of Wight near Knock Cliff. It is now that these fossils have been identified as a rare and special occurrence, as they are the first discoveries of a 115 million year old Cretaceous carnivore named Vectaerovenator inopinatus. Researchers made note of the hollow nature...

29th Jul 2020

Carcharodontosaurian Dinosaur Discovered in Portugal

A new genus and species of dinosaur has been discovered in Portugal! 2 specimens of a carcharodontosaurian allosauroid named Lusovenator santosi, meaning “Santosi’s Portuguese Hunter”, were discovered in the district of Lisbon. A fragmentary skeleton of a roughly 153 million year old juvenile specimen was found at Praia de Valmitão, a beach in the municipality of Lourinhã. The other specimen, an adult dating back to approximately 145 million years ago, was found at São Pedro...

20th Jul 2020

Sauropodomorph Dinosaur Discovered in China

A new genus and species of dinosaur has been identified in China! In 2018, Paleontologists in China found a fragmented skeleton of a small, early sauropodomorph. The skeleton was found near the Zhanmatian Village of Yunnan Province’s Fengjiahe Formation, southeast of Tibet. This region is known to be a hotspot for early sauropod fossils. Upon analysis, these remains were discovered to be a completely unknown genus. One which paleontologists have dubbed: Irisosaurus yiminensis, meaning “Iridescent...