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2010-07-30 12:46:28

The 318-million-year-old reptile footprints were found in sea-cliffs on the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada. They show that reptiles were the first vertebrates (animals with a backbone) to conquer dry continental interiors. These pioneers paved the way for the diverse ecosystems that exist on land today. The footprints were discovered by Dr Howard Falcon-Lang of Royal Holloway, University of London. The results of his study, undertaken with Professor Mike Benton of the University of...

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2010-04-14 09:40:00

An early ancestor of the cockroach that lived around 300 million years ago is unveiled in unprecedented detail in a new three-dimensional 'virtual fossil' model, in research published today in the journal Biology Letters. Scientists at Imperial College London have made a comprehensive 3D model of a fossilized specimen called Archimylacris eggintoni, which is an ancient ancestor of modern cockroaches, mantises and termites. This insect scuttled around on Earth during the Carboniferous period...

2010-01-25 09:51:00

DALLAS, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Regal Energy, LLC ("Regal Energy") today announced the formation of Regal Energy Operating, LLC ("REO"). REO will be in charge of all operations for Regal Energy, including definition of territory and lease operations with its primary focus on the Barnett Shale in North Texas. In addition to REO being the operator for Regal Energy, REO's services are also available to other oil and gas companies. "Regal Energy Operating provides everything needed to...

2010-01-11 08:20:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gateway Energy Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: GNRG) (the "Company") today announced that it has acquired the Hickory Creek Gathering System from Hickory Creek Gathering L.P. and Range Texas Production, LLC for a cash purchase price of $3.9 million, adjusted to reflect a transaction effective date of November 1, 2009. The Hickory Creek Gathering System is located in Denton County, Texas, in the core area of the Barnett Shale and currently...

2010-01-06 00:00:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Endeavour International Corporation (NYSE Amex: END) (LSE: ENDV) announced today the acquisition of significant positions in four US resource plays, including the highly prospective Haynesville and Marcellus gas shale plays in North Louisiana/East Texas and Western Pennsylvania, respectively, and new frontier plays in Alabama and Montana. Altogether, Endeavour has acquired interests in 526,000 gross acres (165,000 net acres) in these four areas for...

2009-10-22 08:06:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRZO) Carrizo Oil & Gas today released an update to its exploration, development and production activities. The Company's average production rate for the third quarter of 2009 is estimated to have been 89.2 MMcfe/day, an increase of over 35% from the same quarter last year. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030523/CRZOLOGO) In the Barnett Shale, Carrizo drilled 8 wells, frac'ed and...

2009-10-20 05:00:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRZO) announced today the closing of the sale of its Mansfield pipeline and gathering system in Tarrant County, Texas to Delphi Midstream Partners, LLC for net proceeds of $34.7 million, including a working capital adjustment of approximately $1.2 million. Net proceeds from the sale will be used to reduce the debt outstanding under Carrizo's Senior Credit Facility. (Logo:...

2009-10-05 15:39:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRZO) announced today that the Company's Chief Operating Officer, Brad Fisher, will make a presentation at the Johnson Rice Energy Conference on October 7, 2009 at 8:30 AM CDT. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030523/CRZOLOGO) The presentation will not be webcast. A copy of the presentation slide book will be available on the Carrizo website coincident with the conference presentation. Access...

2009-09-24 19:07:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Infrastructure Partners ("GIP"), a $5.64 billion infrastructure private equity fund, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to form a new midstream natural gas gathering joint venture with Chesapeake Energy Corporation ("Chesapeake"). As part of the transaction, GIP will make a $588 million cash payment to purchase a 50% interest in a new entity which will include substantially all of Chesapeake's natural gas gathering...

2009-09-16 06:11:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Drillinginfo Energy Strategy Partners responded today to a column that recently appeared in World Oil casting doubt on the economic viability of the Barnett Shale and other domestic gas shale plays. Drillinginfo Energy Strategy Partners believes the Mr. Berman's assertions should be examined closely and subjected to honest debate. "With the threat of adverse government actions and revision of economic policy, the cost of superficial analysis can...


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Atrypa
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Atrypa (lampshell) is an extinct genus of brachiopod from the Late Ordovician stage (444 million years ago) to the Carboniferous stage (318 mya). It occurs abundantly as fossils in marine rocks. Fossils have been found on all continents except Antarctica. This animal has distinctive concentric growth lines and is unusual in that in some Devonian beds there are numerous remains of the pedicle (foot) valve, but very few of the brachial (upper) valve -- scientists speculate that strong ocean...

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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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