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New Technique Shaves Tons Off Dinosaur Weight
2012-06-06 07:31:40

Dinosaurs, some of the largest creatures to have ever walked the earth, have for the first time been accurately weighed by scientists using a new technique, and the results indicate that we have been guilty of wrongly portraying them as massively heavy beasts. Biologists at the University of Manchester, using lasers to calculate body mass, measured the minimum amount of skin that would be required to contain the skeletal structure of modern-day mammals, including reindeer, polar bears, and...

2009-06-02 14:44:00

New Expansion at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis Features Permanent Dinosaur Sculptures INDIANAPOLIS, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- They lived 145 million years ago, walked on four legs, were three times as tall as giraffes, were as long as humpback whales and weighed up to 88 tons. They were so large that they probably had no predators, so they ruled the late Jurassic world and they are sure to rule The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. An approximately 50-foot-tall, 75-foot-long mother...


Latest Brachiosauridae Reference Libraries

Berlin_Diplodocus
2011-09-27 15:00:16

Diplodocus, meaning “double beam,” is a genus of diplodocid sauropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period of what is now western North America (about 150 million years ago). The first fossils of this dinosaur were discovered in 1877 by S.W. Williston. Its generic name was coined by Othniel Charles Marsh in 1878. Diplodocus is one of the more common dinosaur fossils found in the Upper Morrison Formation, a sequence of shallow marine and alluvial sediments deposited about 150 million...

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2010-12-14 22:51:52

Sonorasaurus, meaning "Sonora lizard," is a genus of brachiosaurid dinosaur from the Albian to Cenomanian stages of the Mid Cretaceous Period (112 to 93 million years ago). Its name was derived from the Sonoran Desert in Arizona where its fossils were first found. The remains were discovered by geology student Richard Thompson, in 1995. Dating of the discovery makes Sonorasaurus the first known brachiosaur to have lived in the Mid Cretaceous Period of North America. The type species, S....

0_11eb64332a9136b514b107a27d09d154
2009-08-11 17:56:39

Brachiosaurus or "arm lizard" is a genus of sauropod dinosaur that lived during the Late Jurassic Period and possibly the Early Cretaceous Period 150 to 112 million years ago. It was named Brachiosaurus due to its forelimbs being shorter than its hind limbs. Brachiosaurus was discovered in 1900 by Elmer S. Riggs in the Grand River Canyon of western Colorado, United States. There are two known subspecies, and possibly three. B. altithorax was discovered in 1903 by Riggs, B. nougaredi was...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.