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Stegosaurus
2014-10-23 07:09:05

Since we can’t see dinosaurs in action, we have to deduce their abilities based on fossil evidence. New evidence presented on Tuesday at the meeting of the Geological Society of America in Vancouver has found that the Stegosaurus could fatally gore would-be attackers with its spiky tail.

New Species Of Torvosaurus Was Largest European Land Predator
2014-03-06 08:08:06

Fossils of Torvosaurus, a large Jurassic-era theropod predator, were first unearthed in North America in 1971, later being named Torvosaurus tanneri. Examples of this dinosaur had not existed elsewhere until 2000...

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

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.

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2010-01-28 14:45:00

Through an expedition to the Gobi Desert of China, scientists have solved the puzzle of how one group of dinosaurs came to look like birds--independent of birds.

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2009-07-03 10:50:00

Scientists in Australia have reported the discovery of three new species, including one agile predator that lived 98 million years ago.

2009-06-09 12:51:49

Researchers at Oregon State University have made a fundamental new discovery about how birds breathe and have a lung capacity that allows for flight – and the finding means it's unlikely that birds descended from any known theropod dinosaurs.

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2008-08-07 10:45:00

With long limbs and a soft body, the duck-billed hadrosaur had few defenses against predators such as tyrannosaurs. But new research on the bones of this plant-eating dinosaur suggests that it had at least one advantage.

2008-06-23 06:00:13

By Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune Jun. 23--HANKSVILLE -- An ancient river, which probably dried up one season, only to swirl and surge with monsoonal violence the next, once braided through this area just southeast of what is now Utah's San Rafael Swell.

2008-06-16 21:00:00

A team of Illinois scientists looking for fossils of big dinosaurs in Utah's Morrison limestone struck pay dirt last month, opening the possibility of a major dinosaur quarry outside Hanksville.

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2008-05-25 09:10:00

By Bill Reed, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. May 25--Colorado Springs has a dinosaur to call its own, a beast that's never been found anywhere else in the world.


Latest Allosaurus Reference Libraries

Stegosaurus
2012-06-12 19:39:25

Stegosaurus, meaning “roof lizard,” is a genus of stegosaurid armored dinosaur from the Kimmeridgian to early Tithonian stages of the Late Jurassic Period (145 mya) in what is now western North America. It was first discovered from a bone bed in the Morrison Formation in Morrison, Colorado, and was first described in 1877 by Othniel Charles Marsh. These first fossils became known as the type species S. armatus. Marsh initially believed the remains were from an aquatic turtle-like...

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2010-02-16 15:35:57

Othnielosaurus is a genus of ornithiscian dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period (155 to 148 million years ago). It lived in what is now the western United States. It was formerly assigned to the genus Laosaurus. It is now named in honor of famed paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh. This genus was coined to contain the fossils formerly included in Othnielia, which is based on remains that may be too sparse to hold a name. Decades have been spent on research to untangle the taxonomy left...

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2010-02-02 13:54:34

Afrovenator, meaning "African hunter" is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period (136 to 125 million years ago) that lived in northern Africa. Its remains were discovered in Niger in the Tiourarén Formation. It is known from a single nearly complete specimen. Only one named species is known, A. abakensis. The species name comes from the area it was found in Africa (Abaka, the name the Tuareg give to the region where the fossils were found). Afrovenator has been...

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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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2009-08-18 17:51:55

Ceratosaurus, meaning "horn lizard", is a genus of large predatory dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period (Tithonian and Kimmeridgian ages). It is found in the Morrison Formation of North America, Tanzania and Portugal. It was discovered in the Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry in central Utah and the Dry Mesa Quarry in Colorado. The type species, C. nasicornis, was described by O.C. Marsh in 1884 and then red scribed by Gilmore in 1920. Two more species, C. magnicornis and C. dentisulcatus,...

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