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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...

Appalachiosaurus
2009-08-04 17:22:37

Appalachiosaurus or "Appalachian lizard" is a genus of tyrannosauroid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of eastern North America. This was a bipedal predator. Only one juvenile skeleton has been found, representing an individual about 23 feet long and weighing over 1300 pounds. This indicates that an adult would have been much larger. This specimen is the most completely known theropod...

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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