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Ziapelta sanjuanensis
2014-09-25 07:27:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What do New Mexico and Alberta, Canada, have in common? Perhaps not much today, but millions of years ago they were both inhabited by closely related species of ankylosaurid dinosaurs, according to a study from the University of Alberta, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and the State Museum of Pennsylvania. The findings, published in PLOS ONE, describe a newly discovered species of armored dinosaur found in the Bisti/De-Na-Zin...

Making Four New Dinosaur Species Out Of One
2013-05-09 14:01:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Thanks to hard work and determination, a University of Alberta researcher has found four new species of armored dinosaurs that were originally considered to be the same species. Back in the early part of the twentieth century, archeologists“¯had determined that several groups of ankylosaur fossils were four individual species of the dinosaur group based on small differences in the skull armor and the tail clubs. Ankylosaurs...

2008-12-08 13:25:56

U.S. scientists using computerized tomography scanning have found dinosaurs had much larger air cavities in their heads than had been thought. Ohio University Professor Lawrence Witmer and research associate Ryan Ridgely examined skulls from two predators, Tyrannosaurus rex and Majungasaurus, as well as two ankylosaurian dinosaurs, Panoplosaurus and Euoplocephalus. For comparison, the scientists said they also studied scans of crocodiles and ostriches, which are modern day relatives of...

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2008-11-18 16:29:01

Primo Rivera had long wondered about the dents in a rocky hill near his farm in Bolivia. This month, the mystery was finally solved when paleontologists discovered they were actually Bolivia's oldest fossilized dinosaur footprints. "I used to come to look at the prints when I was a kid ... but I didn't know what had made them," Rivera, 35, who lives in the province of Chuquisaca, told Reuters. The fossilized footprints are believed to be roughly 140 million years old, much older than others...

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2007-01-11 07:40:00

SYDNEY, Australia -- What does it take to bring a dinosaur to life - or at least a life-sized re-creation? Start with 323 yards of fabric stretched over 144 yards of foam. Stuff the contraption with a half a mile of cabling, six hydraulic motors and a dozen truck batteries. Program 24 computers to control the reptile's every move and cover with 56 gallons of paint. Finished product: a two-ton Torosaurus that stomps, snorts and roars on remote-controlled demand. The horned herbivore is one of...


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Scelidosaurus
2012-01-11 13:02:58

Scelidosaurus, meaning “limb lizard,” is a genus of herbivorous dinosaur from the Hettangian and Sinemurian stages of the Early Jurassic Period (208 to 194 million years ago). Its fossils have been discovered in both England and the United States -- in Arizona. Scelidosaurus has been called the earliest complete dinosaur known. The type specimen was discovered by James Harrison of Charmouth, England, while scouring the cliffs of Black Ven (between Charmouth and Lyme Regis) for raw...

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2009-09-09 15:07:55

Euoplocephalus, meaning "well-armored head", is a genus of ankylosaurian dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (Campanian-Maastrichtian age) of about 85 to 65 million years ago. It was discovered in 1902 by paleontologist Lawrence Morris Lambe. It was originally called Stereocephalis, but since that name was already taken by an insect, it was changed to its current name in 1910, by Lambe. Fossils from more than 40 individuals have been recovered from bone beds in Alberta, Canada and...

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reremouse
  • A bat.
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