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Tenontosaurus
2013-01-29 09:53:30

Image Caption: Head of Tenontosaurus, Institut de paléontologie humaine, Paris, France. Credit: Rémih/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) Tenontosaurus, meaning “sinew lizard”, is a genus of medium to large sized ornithopod dinosaur. The genus is known from the late Aptian to Albian ages of the middle Cretaceious period sediments of western North America, dating roughly between 115 to 108 million...

Sauroposeidon
2012-03-21 22:48:02

Sauroposeidon, meaning “earthquake god lizard,” is a genus of sauropods dinosaur from the Aptian and Albian ages of the Early Cretaceous Period (110 million years ago). It was discovered in the southeast region of Atoka County, Oklahoma, not far from the border of Texas, in a claystone outcrop. The fossils were initially misidentified as pieces of petrified wood when they were found in...

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...

Mantellisaurus
2010-02-03 15:13:30

Mantellisaurus is a genus of dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period and lived in what is now England. It was discovered by Reginald Hooley in 1917 and was formerly known as a species of Iguanodon, but eventually given its own genus by Gregory Paul in 2007. Paul stated that it was more closely related to Ouranosaurus than Iguanodon. It is known from many partial and nearly complete skeletons....

Agustinia
2010-02-02 15:02:34

Agustinia is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the late Aptian to Albian ages of the Early Cretaceous Period (116 to 100 million years ago) that lived in what is now South America. It was discovered in the Lohan Cura Formation of Neuquen Province, Argentina. It is named for the one who discovered the fossil, Agustin Martinelli. It was originally named Agustia in 1998, however this name was...

Archaeoceratops
2009-07-21 17:28:39

Archaeoceratops, the "ancient horned face", was a genus of dinosaur from the early Cretaceous period. It was found in north central China. Two specimens were discovered in the Xinminbao Group, Gongpoquan Basin of the Mazong Shan area of Gansu Province, north central China. The type species A. oshimai was named by Dong Zhiming and Azuma in 1997. The discovery of A. oshimai consisted of a partial...

Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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