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Study: Allosaurus Ate Less Like A Crocodile, More Like A Falcon
2013-05-22 10:42:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online To dismember its prey, the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex thrashed its massive head from side to side. T. rex´s smaller cousin, the Allosaurus, was a more dexterous hunter and tugged at prey more like a modern day falcon, a new study from Ohio University shows. "Apparently one size doesn't fit all when it comes to dinosaur feeding styles," said Ohio University paleontologist Eric Snively. "Many people think of Allosaurus...

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2009-06-22 08:25:00

Researchers from the Teruel-Din³polis Joint Palaeontology Foundation have compared an Allosauroidea tooth found in deposits in Riodeva, Teruel, with other similar samples. The palaeontologists have concluded that this is the largest tooth of a carnivorous dinosaur to have been found to date in Spain. The features and size of the 9.83cm tooth provide key information needed to identify its former owner. The researchers are in no doubt "“ it was a large, predatory, carnivorous...

2008-01-15 14:30:20

Medullary tissue lines the bones of modern birds for only a few weeks when they are producing eggs. That same tissue has recently been found in three dinosaur fossils. These dinosaurs, an Allosaurus, Tenontosaurus and Tyrannosaurus, were aged 8, 10, and 18. This revelation shines some light on the sexuality of dinosaurs, with reproductive maturity being earlier than researchers previously believed. Sarah Werning and Andrew Lee, graduate students at the University of California, Berkely, when...


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2011-01-03 17:00:50

Sinraptor, meaning "Chinese thief," is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period. It was discovered by Philip J. Currie and Xian Zhao in the Shishugou Formation during an expedition to the northwestern Chinese desert in 1987. The type species, S. dongi, honors paleontologist Dong Zhiming. It was described by Currie and Zhao in 1994. A second species, originally named Yangchuanosaurus hepingensis by Gao in 1992, may actually represent a second species of Sinraptor. Whether...

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2010-01-26 17:59:12

Allosaurus, meaning "different lizard", is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Kimmeridgian/Tithonian age of the Late Jurassic Period (155 to 145 million years ago). It was first described in 1877 by Othniel Charles Marsh. The first recovered specimen came, most likely, from the Morrison Formation near Granby, Colorado. It was discovered in 1869 by Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden. The original finding was identified by locals as "petrified horse hoofs". It was initially placed in the genus...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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