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Dinosaur DNA discovered, scientists claim

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RoofGardener

Apparently the DNA came from a Brontosaurus known as Dumbledorus Awesomaticus ? 

Rumours continue to circulate that this DNA was actually discovered several years ago, and that Evil Scientists had used to to create living examples of the breed ? 

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Seti42

'Deep-time' sounds like a prog (or dark ambient) album.
Based on what little I know about DNA, I'm very skeptical of this announcement/finding...But if accurate it's really cool and hopefully will teach us a lot.

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DieChecker
6 hours ago, UM-Bot said:

Palaeontologists report that they have retrieved DNA from dinosaur fossils dating back to the Cretaceous.

https://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/335130/dinosaur-dna-discovered-scientists-claim

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Dating back 75 million years, these juvenile reptiles were unearthed at the Two Medicine Formation in Montana which has long proven a popular site among fossil hunters.
 

Not to be too big a stickler, but these were dinosaurs, not reptiles.

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Saru
7 minutes ago, DieChecker said:

Not to be too big a stickler, but these were dinosaurs, not reptiles.

Dinosaurs are generally classed as reptiles.

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Essan
Just now, Saru said:

Dinosaurs are generally classed as reptiles.

I think it's now believed that many dinosaurs were warm blooded and not reptiles as we know them.   With birds being the better modern analogy, at least as far as the theropods are concerned.

ie:  https://www.newscientist.com/article/2233396-75-million-year-old-eggshells-suggest-most-dinosaurs-were-warm-blooded/

 

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Saru
1 minute ago, Essan said:

I think it's now believed that many dinosaurs were warm blooded and not reptiles as we know them.   With birds being the better modern analogy, at least as far as the theropods are concerned.

ie:  https://www.newscientist.com/article/2233396-75-million-year-old-eggshells-suggest-most-dinosaurs-were-warm-blooded/

They are still classed as reptiles for the moment though, as far as I know.

It's possible that this classification could be changed in the future.

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Piney
4 hours ago, Saru said:

They are still classed as reptiles for the moment though, as far as I know.

Archosaurs, which includes birds. 

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kapow53

DNA from stone does not  seem likely.

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