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Irritator
2011-04-28 23:50:18

Irritator lived during the Albian stage of the Cretaceous Period around 110 million years ago and is a genus of spinosaurid dinosaur. It was estimated to be about 26 feet long with an unusually shaped crest at the rear of its head. According to research, it likely ate fish, as well as other carrion. Only one fossil has been found: an 80 centimeter long skull found in the Brazilian Santana...

Qiaowanlong
2011-01-03 18:03:01

Qiaowanlong is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Albian stage of the Early Cretaceous Period (100 million years ago). It was discovered in the Yujinzi Basin of Gansu, China in 2007. It came from the geological formation called the Xinminpu Group. Qiaowanlong is known from articulated cervical (neck) vertebrae and a right pelvic girdle, as well as several unidentified bone fragments. It...

Sonorasaurus
2010-12-14 22:51:52

Sonorasaurus, meaning "Sonora lizard," is a genus of brachiosaurid dinosaur from the Albian to Cenomanian stages of the Mid Cretaceous Period (112 to 93 million years ago). Its name was derived from the Sonoran Desert in Arizona where its fossils were first found. The remains were discovered by geology student Richard Thompson, in 1995. Dating of the discovery makes Sonorasaurus the first...

Xiongguanlong
2010-09-08 17:59:47

Xiongguanlong, named after the city of Jiayuguan in northwestern China, is a genus of tyrannosauroid dinosaur from the Aptian to Albian ages of the Early Cretaceous Period (100 to 125 million years ago). The type species, X. baimoensis, was described in 2009 by a group of researchers from China and the USA. The species name, baimoensis, means "white ghost", after "white ghost castle", a...

Qiaowanlong
2010-07-27 12:11:43

Qiaowanlong was a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Albian stage of the Early Cretaceous Period (100 million years ago). It was discovered in 2007 in the Yujinzi Basin of Gansu, China. It was first described in 2009 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The type species is Q. kangxii. The only known specimen consists of cervical vertebrae, a right pelvic bone and several unidentified...

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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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