Friday, December 25, 2009

Top Ten Dinosaur and Fossil Finds: Most Viewed of 2009

National Geographic

Large, "lost," or simply unusual, a bevy of prehistoric beasts were brought to life in National Geographic News's most popular paleontology stories of the year.

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Top ten dinosaurs and fossil discoveries picture   10. Biggest Trilobite Sea Beasts Found ... in Swarms

The "remarkable," yard-long, horseshoe crab-like arthropods roamed in swarms of up to a thousand animals, a May study suggests.

Top ten dinosaurs and fossil discoveries picture   9. "Lost World" of Dinosaurs Survived Mass Extinction?

An isolated group of dinosaurs may have outlived their doomed relatives by as much as half a million years, an April study suggested.

Top ten dinosaurs and fossil discoveries picture   8. A Third of Dinosaur Species Never Existed?

Young dinosaurs weren't Mini-Me versions of their parents, evidence presented in October suggests—meaning that up to a third of dinosaur species may be misidentified.

Top ten dinosaurs and fossil discoveries picture   7. Tiny "T. Rex" Found —150-Pound Species Came First

No heavier than a small man, Raptorex was Mini-Me to T. rex's dinosaur Dr. Evil. But in this case, the tiny gave rise to the titanic, researchers said in September.
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Top ten dinosaurs and fossil discoveries picture   6. Five "Oddball" Crocs Discovered, Including Dinosaur-Eater

A "saber-toothed cat in armor" and a pancake-shaped predator are among five strange, dinosaur-era crocodile cousins discovered in the Sahara, archaeologists announced in November. Meet BoarCroc, PancakeCroc, DuckCroc, RatCroc, and DogCroc.
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