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Evolving Triceratops Evidence Found In Montana's Hell Creek Formation
2014-07-02 06:42:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the last 15 summers, research teams from the Museum of the Rockies have been exploring the badlands of Eastern Montana to excavate dinosaur bones from the Hell Creek Formation. Those teams have made many exciting and important discoveries regarding some of the last dinosaurs to walk our planet. Their latest study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, involves the evolution of perhaps one of the most...

Mercuriceratops gemini
2014-06-18 11:58:05

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new horned dinosaur has been discovered and given the name Mercuriceratops gemini. Fossils collected from Montana, United States and Alberta, Canada reveal the new dinosaur was roughly 20 feet long and weighed more than two tons. It roamed the land around 77 million years ago in the Late Cretaceous Period. Its name means “Mercury horned-face,” referring to a wing-like feature located on the head resembling the wings on the...

New Dinosaur Triceratops Relative
2013-07-17 14:28:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Paleontologist say they have discovered the fossil of a massive new relative of Triceratops in Utah. The 2-ton, 15-foot long Nasutoceratops titusi had the familiar bony frill at the base of its skull, an oversized nose and horns that curved out and forward like a steer's, according to a report in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Paleontologists who were involved in the discovery said they weren't sure what function the dinosaur's...

Nearly Complete Triceratops Fossil Found In Wyoming Bone Bed
2013-06-05 07:20:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Three Triceratops skeletons, one of them probably a juvenile, were found last month on a Wyoming ranch in Newcastle, about 200 miles north of Cheyenne. At least one of the three met a gruesome end at the hands of a terrifying predator around 67 million years ago. Scientists are now digging out the skeletons, which may represent the most complete examples of the three-horned, plant eating dinosaurs in existence, according to CNN....

Dinosaur From Canada Finally Given A New Name
2012-11-08 13:01:28

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online File this one under better late than never. Canadian scientists have identified a new species of dinosaur from fossils that were originally collected in 1958. The horned herbivorous dinosaur, originally found outside of Alberta, Canada has received his new Latin name, Xenoceratops foremostensis. This new species was approximately 20 feet long and weighed in at more than 2 tons. With this find, X. foremostensis is now the oldest...

North America's Oldest, Smallest Horn Dinosaur Species Finally Named
2012-03-17 04:49:02

Two dinosaur species discovered in the Canadian province of Alberta, including the oldest and smallest horned species ever found in North America, have finally been named after decades of research, various media outlets reported earlier this week. According to Emily Chung of CBC News, the first dinosaur, which is approximately the same size as "a medium-sized dog," was named Gryphoceratops morrisoni in honor of Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) technician Ian Morrison. Morrison reportedly was...

Triceratops And Torosaurus: Are They Really Different?
2012-03-01 09:10:04

A debate over whether Triceratops and Torosaurus are two different life stages of the same species has been decided in a new analysis of the prehistoric specimens classifying them into two distinct groups. The study rejected 2010 research claiming the Triceratops was merely a youngster and Torosaurus was an adult of the same species. The new research, published Feb. 29 in the journal PLoS One, said the analysis of the fossils do not support the same species theory. Nicholas Longrich and...

New Evidence Says Three Dinosaurs Are Actually One
2011-12-15 13:41:51

Researchers report that they have found further evidence that genera of the Triceratops actually represent different individuals that all belong to the Triceratops genus. The three genera, Triceratops, Torosaurus, and Nedoceratops, were thought at one time or another thought to be distinct. However, the work by John Scanella of Montana State University and colleagues shows that these dinosaurs are actually the result of maturity.  They focused on a single skull that has been the...

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2011-01-31 11:35:46

Triceratops and Torosaurus have long been considered the kings of the horned dinosaurs. But a new discovery traces the giants' family tree further back in time, when a newly discovered species appears to have reigned long before its more well-known descendants, making it the earliest known member of its family. The new species, called Titanoceratops after the Greek myth of the Titans, rivaled Triceratops in size, with an estimated weight of nearly 15,000 pounds and a massive eight-foot-long...

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2010-10-16 11:29:59

By examining the type of rock in which dinosaur fossils were embedded, an often unappreciated part of the remains, scientists have determined that different species of North American dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous period 65 million years ago occupied different environments separated by just a few miles.Hadrosaurs or duck-billed dinosaurs, along with the small ornithopod Thescelosaurus, preferred to live along the edge of rivers, according to the research. Ceratopsians, on the other hand,...


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Ngoubou
2013-10-07 08:23:12

The Ngoubou is cryptid in the savanna area of Cameroon and is claimed to fight elephants for land. The pygmies of the region call the creature a Ngoubou that translates to rhinoceros, but the pygmies say that it is not a normal rhinoceros. While a rhino has one horn, the Ngoubou has six horns around its frill. According to locals, the Ngoubou is about the size of an ox. William Gibb and David Wetzel visited the area in 2000 and spoke with the local residents. They claimed an elder of the...

Styracosaurus
2013-04-29 14:54:48

Styracosaurus, meaning “spiked lizard” from the Ancient Greek styrax “spike at the butt-end of a spear-shaft” and sauros “lizard” was a genus of herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaur from the Cretaceous Period, about 76.5 to 75 million years ago. It had four to six long horns, stretching from its neck frill, a smaller horn on each cheek, and a single horn jutting out from its nose, which may have been up to 2 feet long and 6 inches wide. The function/functions of these horns and frills...

Triceratops
2013-04-28 14:27:16

Triceratops is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsid dinosaur that lived during the late Maastrichtian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period, approximately 68 to 65.5 million years ago in what is currently North America. It was one of the last non-avian dinosaur genera to emerge before the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event. The term Triceratops, which in literal translation means “three-horned face”, comes from the Greek tri, meaning “three”, keras, meaning “horn”, and ops, meaning...

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2010-10-01 12:56:26

Rubeosaurus is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur from the Two Medicine Formation of the Upper Cretaceous Period (75 to 74 million years ago). It lived in what is now North American and its fossils were discovered in Montana. The type species is R. ovatus. This species was formerly assigned to Styracosaurus, and juvenile specimens that were incorrectly referred to as Brachyceratops, may be juvenile Rubeosaurus. It is notable for its large broad-based nasal horn and the ornamentation of...

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2010-02-04 11:22:59

Montanoceratops, meaning "Montana horned face", is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur from the Maastrichtian age of the Late Cretaceous Period. It was discovered around 1916 by Barnum Brown at Buffalo Lake, Montana, USA in the St Mary River Formation. It was published as Leptoceratops in 1935 by Brown and his associate Erich M. Schlaikjer. Later evidence showed that this was an inaccurate description based on other findings and the name Montanoceratops was given. More material was found in the...

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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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