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Megalosaurus
2013-04-28 14:57:47

Megalaosaurus, meaning “Great Lizard”, from Greek megalo, meaning ‘big’ or ‘tall’ and sauros, meaning “lizard”, is a genus of large and meat-eating theropod dinosaurs of the Middle Jurassic period of Europe. It’s significant as the first genus of dinosaur, outside of birds, to be described and named. Megalosaurus might have been the first dinosaur to be described in...

Saurophaganax
2011-01-03 17:25:39

Saurophaganax, meaning "lizard-eating monster," is a genus of allosaurid dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period and lived in what is now North America. It comes from the Morrison Formation. It was discovered in the panhandle of Oklahoma, with more possible fossil material found in northern New Mexico. The identification of Saurophaganax has been disputed fro some time. While being described...

Sinraptor
2011-01-03 17:00:50

Sinraptor, meaning "Chinese thief," is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period. It was discovered by Philip J. Currie and Xian Zhao in the Shishugou Formation during an expedition to the northwestern Chinese desert in 1987. The type species, S. dongi, honors paleontologist Dong Zhiming. It was described by Currie and Zhao in 1994. A second species, originally named...

Torvosaurus
2010-09-29 15:30:41

Torvosaurus, meaning "savage lizard," is a genus of large theropod dinosaur from the late Kimmeridgian to early Tithonian stage of the Late Jurassic Period. Fossils of Torvosaurus have been found in North America and Portugal. It was first discovered by James Jensen and Kenneth Stadtman in the Morrison Formation at Dry Mesa Quarry, Colorado in 1972. The genus and type species, T. tanneri,...

Yangchuanosaurus
2010-08-23 12:10:30

Yangchuanosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Oxfordian (and possibly Kimmeridgian) stage of the Late Jurassic Period, and comes from the Upper Shaximiao Formation. A nearly complete skeleton was discovered in June 1977 by a construction worker during the building of the Shangyou Reservoir Dam in the Yongchuan District. This genus was considered the same as Metriacanthosaurus by...

Monolophosaurus
2010-02-03 16:22:02

Monolophosaurus, meaning "single-crested lizard", is a genus of carnosaurian dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic Period (170 million years ago) that lived in what is now China. It was named for the single crest on top of its skull. The remains were dug up in 1984 and were described by Currie and Zhao and their colleagues. This dinosaur was first known as Jiangjunmiaosaurus, but was later renamed...

Mapusaurus
2010-02-03 15:27:47

Mapusaurus, meaning "earth lizard", is a genus of carnosaurian dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period and lived in what is now Argentina. Its remains were discovered in a fossil bed containing at least seven individuals of different life stages. This finding has led some scientists to speculate that Mapusaurus hunted in groups together to take down large prey. If this speculation holds any...

Lourinhanosaurus
2010-02-02 15:23:19

Lourinhanosaurus, meaning "Lourinhã lizard" (from the Lourinhã Formation), is a genus of dinosaur from the Kimmeridgian/Tithonian age of the Late Jurassic Period. It was first discovered in Portugal in 1982, but was not described until 1998 by Portuguese paleontologist Octávio Mateus. The only known species, L. antunesi, is named in honor of paleontologist Miguel Telles Antunes. It is...

Neovenator
2010-01-29 16:35:41

Neovenator, or "New Hunter", is a genus of allosaur from the Barremian stage of the Early Cretaceous Period. It was discovered on the Isle of Wight, UK in 1978. It was almost 20 years before more bones of this genus were found. About 70% of the skeleton has been recovered. It is one of the best known large carnivorous dinosaurs in Europe. It was originally thought to be a new species of...

Allosaurus
2010-01-26 17:59:12

Allosaurus, meaning "different lizard", is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Kimmeridgian/Tithonian age of the Late Jurassic Period (155 to 145 million years ago). It was first described in 1877 by Othniel Charles Marsh. The first recovered specimen came, most likely, from the Morrison Formation near Granby, Colorado. It was discovered in 1869 by Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden. The original...

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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.