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2008-05-25 09:10:00

Colorado Springs has a dinosaur to call its own, a beast that's never been found anywhere else in the world. Scientists planned to announce Saturday at Garden of the Gods that century-old assumptions about a dinosaur skull found in the park in the late 1800s are wrong. The fossils don't belong to the type of dinosaur -- the camptosaurus -- that early bone hunters thought it did. It seems the skull fragments belong to a dino that's new to science, a conclusion that sent ripples through the...


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2010-02-16 15:35:57

Othnielosaurus is a genus of ornithiscian dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period (155 to 148 million years ago). It lived in what is now the western United States. It was formerly assigned to the genus Laosaurus. It is now named in honor of famed paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh. This genus was coined to contain the fossils formerly included in Othnielia, which is based on remains that may be too sparse to hold a name. Decades have been spent on research to untangle the taxonomy left...

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2009-08-12 13:52:41

Camptosaurus, meaning "bent lizard", is a genus of beaked dinosaur from the Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous Periods. The term "˜bent lizard' is derived from the arch of its body when standing on all fours. It was originally described by O.C. Marsh in 1879 as Camptonotus, "bent back", but was renamed in 1885 because the original name was already used for a cricket. Although Marsh discovered and named several subspecies, the only true species was C. dispar, recorded by Peter Galton and H.P....

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