Topic: Sterling Nesbitt

Dinosaurs Might Be Older Than Previously Thought

March 3, 2010

Paleontologists announced the discovery of a dinosaur-like animal--one that shared many characteristics with dinosaurs but fell just outside of the dinosaur family tree--living 10 million years earlier than the oldest known dinosaurs. The researchers conclude that dinosaurs and other close relatives such as pterosaurs (flying reptiles) might have also lived much earlier than previously thought.

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Dinosaur fantasy: Putting the pieces together

Jan. 8, 2010
Dinosaur fantasy: Putting the pieces together

Listening to Sterling Nesbitt talk about Tawa hallae, the 215 million-year-old dinosaur that he and his colleagues wrote about in the Dec. 17, 2009 edition of Science, I was struck when he used the word "fantasy."

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New Meat-Eating Dinosaur Alters Evolutionary Tree

Dec. 10, 2009

Paleontologists, aided by amateur volunteers, have unearthed a previously unknown meat-eating dinosaur from a fossil bone bed in northern New Mexico, settling a debate about early dinosaur evolution, revealing a period of explosive diversification and hinting at how dinosaurs spread across the supercontinent Pangaea.

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