Giant Dinosaur Discoveries of 2016

A fossilized dinosaur brain, a pregnant T. rex and a bloody preserved dino tail, among other finds, make 2016 one of the best years for paleontology buffs.

December 27, 2016
8:11 AM EST
Illustration of the dinosaur Spiclypeus shipporum. Credit: Mike Skrepnick
Image: An artist's depiction of what dinosaur mating dances may have looked like. Credit: Xing Lida and Yujiang Han
Reconstruction of the bird Vegavis iaai. Credit: Gabriel Lio, CONICET
Rendering of pregnant T. rex. Credit: Mark Hallett
Recreation of a baby titanosaur next to a woman. Credit: R. Martin and K. Curry Rogers
Two Gualicho shinyae attack a smaller dinosaur. Credit: Jorge Gonzalez, Pablo Lara
A 133 million-year-old fossilized dinosaur brain, discovered in Sussex, England. Credit: Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Close-up of the feathered dinosaur tail in amber, with associated inclusions, such as insects. Credit: Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM/ R.C. McKellar)
Tongtianlong limosus skeleton. Credit: Junchang Lu