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New Species Of Armored Dinosaur Found In New Mexico

New Species Of Armored Dinosaur Found In New Mexico

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,...

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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...

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2011-03-26 08:28:02

The bones of a dinosaur thought to be around 110 million years old were discovered Monday in the Canadian oil sands, a vast expanse of tar and sand being minded for crude oil.An employee of Suncor Energy was credited with the discovery of the fossil in a place where there shouldn't be a fossil. Officials from the Royal Tyrrell Museum made it to the site to document the find. They believe the bones to belong to an ankylosaur.Ankylosaurus was the best known of the armored dinosaurs. Its skin...

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2011-02-23 11:19:40

Tyrannosaurus rex was an opportunistic feeder, not a top predator, paleontologists say The ferocious Tyrannosaurus rex has been depicted as the top dog of the Cretaceous, ruthlessly stalking herds of duck-billed dinosaurs and claiming the role of apex predator, much as the lion reigns supreme in the African veld. But a new census of all dinosaur skeletons unearthed over a large area of eastern Montana shows that Tyrannosaurus was too numerous to have subsisted solely on the dinosaurs it...

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2009-10-14 10:39:38

Paleontologists in China might have unearthed a new kind of dinosaur in what is thought to be the world's biggest collection of dinosaur bones, announced the media on Wednesday. Scientists in Zhucheng city have been digging for a while in a gully that is littered with thousands of fossils, the Jilu Evening News wrote. Paleontologists think that a skeleton, currently being shipped to the China Academy of Sciences in Beijing, might end up being a new kind of dinosaur. They already found the...

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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...


Latest Ankylosaurus Reference Libraries

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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2010-02-02 13:37:05

Ankylosaurus, meaning "fused lizard", is a genus of dinosaur of the Late Cretaceous Period from western North America. This armored dinosaur is known by only partial discoveries. The only species known is A. magniventris. Ankylosaurus was named by Barnum Brown in 1908. He also led the expedition that discovered the specimen in Hell Creek Formation in 1906. He discovered another specimen in 1910 in Alberta from the Scollard Formation. Three of his discoveries from this genus are housed at the...

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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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2009-07-30 21:06:39

Anatotitan or "large duck" is a genus of flat-headed dinosaur commonly referred to as a "duck-billed dinosaur". It lived during the end of the Cretaceous Period, in what is now North America. Its remains have been preserved in the Hell Creek and Lance Formations dated 68 to 65 mya. They were among the last dinosaurs that existed on the planet before the extinction of all dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Like many dinosaurs, the history of Anatotitan is somewhat confusing. The original...

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