Newly Discovered Dinosaur From Argentina Belongs to a Rather ‘Armless’ Family

Paleontologists in Argentina have identified a new species of dinosaur which likely had such feeble forearms, it would make¬†Tyrannosaurus rex look like Popeye in comparison. The dinosaur, named Guemesia ochoai and identified from a single skull,¬†is thought to belong to a clade of tiny-armed carnivores known as abelisaurids, which once tramped across Europe, Africa, South … Read more

Fossils in amber: Ancient insects preserve dinosaur-era swamp ecosystem

Rocks that formed in a swamp in what is now Spain 110 million years ago contain both dinosaur bones and amber rich in invertebrate fossils Life 7 December 2021 By Carissa Wong Part of a feather preserved in amber from the Santa Maria coal mine Sergio Alvarez-Parra An impressive trove of fossil-filled amber has come … Read more