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Weird ‘Chicken from Hell’ dinosaur lived alongside T. Rex in what is now Dakotas

March 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — If you’re a dinosaur with a nickname as funky as “the chicken from hell,” you had better be able to back it up.

A dinosaur called Anzu wyliei that scientists identified on Wednesday from fossils found in North Dakota and South…continue reading on

‘Chicken from hell’ dinosaur gets a proper name

March 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Malcolm Ritter

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s called the chicken from hell: a birdlike dinosaur some 7 feet tall that weighed around 500 pounds when it roamed western North America on its long, slender hind legs.

The beast got its nickname long ag…continue reading on

Sundance film features ‘Sue’ dinosaur found in SD

January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — A documentary film showing this week at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, features “Sue” the dinosaur.

KOTA-TV reports that “Dinosaur 13″ was partially filmed at the Black Hills Institute for Geological Research …continue reading on

Rare Triceratops horn headed to SDSM&T

July 30, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The 31-inch Triceratops horn is believed to be 65 million years old and was found by diggers in Nebraska.
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Smithsonian acquires T. rex for new dinosaur hall

June 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History is acquiring its first full Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton for eventual display in a new dinosaur hall planned for the museum on the National Mall. Continue Reading

Discovery of 3 Triceratops skeletons give SD institute rare opportunity

June 3, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The South Dakota-based Black Hills Institute of Geological Research and the Naturalis Biodiversity Center from the Netherlands are excavating the remains of the Triceratops and the left foot and leg of a Tyrannosaurus rex near Newcastle, Wyo.
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SDSM&T-led team finds new species of dinosaur

March 2, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Assistant professor Clint Boyd and two colleagues from other universities published fossil evidence of a crocodyliform feeding on small ornithopod dinosaurs.
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Fossilized stone arrives at Rapid City Journey Museum

February 8, 2013 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) A 3-ton slab of fossilized stone containing footprints of theropod dinosaurs has arrived in the lobby of The Journey Museum in Rapid City.
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Houston museum unveils $85 million dinosaur hall

May 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic

HOUSTON Pups in her womb, a large eye visible behind the rib cage, one baby stuck in the birth canal, all fossilized in stone, modern-day evidence of how this ancient marine beast, the Ichthyosaur, died: in childbirth.
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Dino castings dispute ends; copyright issue unresolved

April 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The settlement leaves unanswered the question of whether fossil renderings can be copyright protected as “original” works of art. Continue Reading