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Scientists discover Welsh ‘dragon’ dinosaur – the size of a chicken

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A dinosaur distantly related to Tyrannosaurus rex – but with a body the size of a chicken – that would probably have ruled the roost about 200m years ago has been discovered. The diminutive but fearsome creature, whos...

Fossilised ‘hell heron’ dinosaur unearthed on Isle of Wight

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The fossilised remains of a dinosaur, nicknamed “the horned crocodile-faced hell heron”, have been unearthed on the Isle of Wight. The 125m-year-old predator had a 9 metre-long body, powerful claws, a gigantic skull c...

Dinosaur fossil with ‘totally weird’ spikes in skeleton stuns experts

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Fossil hunters have unearthed remnants of the oldest – and probably weirdest – ankylosaur known so far from a site in the Middle Atlas mountains in Morocco. The remains of the heavily armoured animal are extraordinary...

Fossil fever: driving and digging on Australia’s dinosaur trail

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Picturing western Queensland as the floor of an ocean takes imagination – but it doesn’t take long to find evidence of prehistoric plenty. Guardian Australia lifestyle editor Alyx Gorman recommends this story where we...

A visit to a dinosaur theme park – and happy, if embarrassing, memories…

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I don’t think my wife has ever liked dinosaurs, which makes our happy marriage all the more impressive. Like many precocious, bowl-cut-sporting children, I spent an unfortunately large portion of my childhood carting ...

Fossil fever: driving and digging in a long lost sea on Australia’s dinosaur trail

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It did not sound like fun, breaking rocks under the tropical sun in the hope of finding fossils. But before the first swing of a geological hammer, there it was – the smooth grey arc of an ancient sea shell embedded i...

Missing man found dead inside Spanish dinosaur statue

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Police in Catalonia are investigating the death of a man who is thought to have become trapped inside a large dinosaur statue while trying to retrieve his mobile phone. Officers were called to the statue in Santa Colo...

Shark sketches, dinosaur drawings… my two-year-old thinks I’m a genius

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If you haven’t drawn something for a two-year-old recently, I highly recommend it. The reaction is immediate and delirious, although it could be down to my particularly good skills as an artist. My Iggle Piggle is ren...