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French researchers claim they have uncovered what are likely the biggest dinosaur footprints in the world, left by giant sauropods that may have weighed 40 tons or more, AFP reported. The National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) said a pair of amateur fossil-hunters discovered an extraordinary track of footprints in April this year in the Jura plateau at Plagne, near the southeastern city of Lyon. Professional paleontologists authenticated the find and said the prints are among the...
Edward Drinker Cope (July 28, 1840 – April 12, 1897) was an American Paleontologist and a founder of the Neo-Lamarckism school of thought. Despite little formal scientific training, Cope was one of the most prolific researchers in his field, publishing 1,400 papers during his lifetime. His expeditions and dedication enabled him to discover, describe and name more than 1,000 vertebrate species, making him one of the greatest contributors to the field of paleontology to date. Edward Cope...
Amphicoelias, meaning "doubly hollow", is derived from the Greek words amphi: "on both sides" and koilos: "hollow". It is a genus of sauropod dinosaur. It was first collected by Oramel Lucas in Garden Park, Colorado in 1877. The vertebrae found was in poor condition, but it was still enormously large (56 to 105 inches in height). The findings were first publicized in August of 1878. Although the original findings by Lucas place the skeleton in the Dakota Formation (mid-Cretaceous Period), the...
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