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2010-09-09 05:50:00

Paleontologists in Spain have discovered a near-complete fossil of a bizarre new hump-backed dinosaur they believe predates the well-known dinosaurs that once ruled the Earth. Francisco Ortega of Spain discovered the fossil, and named it Concavenator corcovatus, meaning "the hunchback hunter from Cuenca." The remains were uncovered in the Las Hoyas formation in Spain's Cuenca province. The area has produced a treasure trove of finds dating back 120 to 150 million years ago during the Lower...


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2009-08-18 16:52:12

Carcharodontosaurus or "shark lizard" is a genus of carnivorous dinosaur from the Mid-Cretaceous Period (late Albian to early Cenomanian stage) around 100 to 93 million years ago. It gets its name, "˜shark lizard', from the shark genus Carcharodon, which comes from the Greek word karcharo, meaning "jagged". The Greek words odonto, meaning "teeth" and saurus, meaning "lizard" make up the rest of its name. Carcharodontosaurus was discovered by Charles Depéret and J. Savornin in Algeria...

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