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Life restoration of Laellynasaura.
Skeletal reconstruction of Tianyulong by Paul C. Sereno, which shows the profile of its filamentous integument.
Sculpture by Tyler Keillor of the Cretaceous snake Sanajeh indicus feeding on hatchling sauropod dinosaurs.
Artist's restoration of Pakasuchus kapilimai.
Life restoration of Simosuchus clarki.
Artist's restoration of Lyddekerina.
Fossil of Prolystra lithographica.
  • ... that fossils of extinct giant cicadas (pictured) were once misidentified as the oldest known butterflies?
  • ... that a fossilized dragon has been found in Poland?
  • ... that the extinct monitor lizard Ovoo gurvel has "mystery bones" in its skull?
  • ... that fossils of the extinct reptile Acallosuchus were found in a cigar box in 1983?
  • ... that the Triassic archosaur Poposaurus walked on two legs like some dinosaurs, but was more closely related to crocodiles?



Cycadeoidea marylandica fossil specimens in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA.
Close up of Tryannosaurus "Sue" Skull at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, IL.
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