Lukousaurus: The first “raptor”?

NOTE: This article was originally published on May 16, 2018. It was updated in April 2020, and re-updated again in July 2022. In either the late 1930s or in the year 1940, the front half of a fossilized skull was… Read More ›


Anzu was a caenagnathid from the Hell Creek Formation. I wrote of its discovery and naming in an earlier post that you can read here. The caenagnathids were a primitive group of oviraptorosaurs, the “egg thief” dinosaurs. Anzu is so… Read More ›


Dromaeosaurus albertensis was a six-foot carnivore which lived in western North America during the Late Cretaceous Period. It is a distant cousin of Deinonychus and Velociraptor. Only one fragmentary skeleton was found in Alberta, Canada, although its teeth have been… Read More ›