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The bones of a new species of theropod dinosaur, the group that includes Tyrannosaurus rex have been found in England. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Bones of Tyrannosaurus rex cousin found by British fossil hunters

London | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 12:24 PM IST
The new dinosaur, which has been named Vectaerovenator inopinatus, lived in the Cretaceous period 115 million years ago and was estimated to have been up to four metres long, the palaeontologists said.
The towering Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in western Canada in 1991 is the world’s biggest, a team of paleontologists said Friday, following a decades-long process of reconstructing its skeleton.(AFP)
The towering Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in western Canada in 1991 is the world’s biggest, a team of paleontologists said Friday, following a decades-long process of reconstructing its skeleton.(AFP)

Tyrannosaurus rex found in Canada in 1991 is world’s biggest

Montreal | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2019 06:28 PM IST
While the giant carnivore’s skeleton was discovered in 1991, paleontologists spent more than a decade just removing the hard sandstone that covered its bones.
Children visit the Dino Park, an outdoor museum with more than 120 models of dinosaurs, in Lourinha.(AFP)
Children visit the Dino Park, an outdoor museum with more than 120 models of dinosaurs, in Lourinha.(AFP)

Fossil-rich Portugal gets dinosaur theme park and outdoor museum

Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2018 11:59 AM IST
Portugal is the self-proclaimed “dinosaur capital” of Europe thanks to an abundance of dinosaur fossils. Now, tourists can visit a new theme park that features 120 large-scale reproductions of 70 different species and is spread over 10 hectares.
People visit the Dino Park, an outdoor museum with more than 120 models of dinosaurs, in Lourinha.(AFP Photo)
People visit the Dino Park, an outdoor museum with more than 120 models of dinosaurs, in Lourinha.(AFP Photo)

Skeletons and scares: This Dino Park in Portugal has over 120 dinosaur models

Agence France-Presse, Portugal | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 06:19 PM IST
Imported from Germany, the resin statues in Dino Park are dotted throughout a forest route guiding budding palaeontologists through the eons when dinosaurs stalked the Earth.
The skeletons two Jurassic age (161-145 million years) dinosaurs, a Diplodocus (back) and an Allosaurus (front), before being auctioned on April 11 at the Drouot auction house in Paris.(AFP)
The skeletons two Jurassic age (161-145 million years) dinosaurs, a Diplodocus (back) and an Allosaurus (front), before being auctioned on April 11 at the Drouot auction house in Paris.(AFP)

Dinosaur skeletons become trendy interior design objects. Two on sale in Paris soon

Agence France-Presse, Paris | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 12:01 PM IST
The fossil market is not just for scientists anymore. Hollywood actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Nicolas Cage are fans of outsize prehistoric ornaments.
Dozens of newly discovered giant dinosaur footprints on a Scottish island are helping to shed light on the Jurassic reptiles’ evolution.(REUTERS)
Dozens of newly discovered giant dinosaur footprints on a Scottish island are helping to shed light on the Jurassic reptiles’ evolution.(REUTERS)

Dinosaur footprints believed to be 170 million-year-old found in Scotland

Press Trust of India, London | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2018 05:02 PM IST
The footprints, left in a muddy, shallow lagoon, about 170 million years ago in Isle of Skye are helping the researchers build a more accurate picture of an important period in dinosaur evolution. This is the second discovery of such footprints on the Scottish island.
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