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Dinosaur Skull Analysis Shows Three Species Are Actually One
2013-08-11 04:56:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A number of Psittacosaurus fossils, once believed to represent three different species, actually all belong to a single dinosaur species, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania claim in a new study. Differences in the specimens had led scientists to label them as separate species, senior author Peter Dodson, a professor of anatomy in Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine and professor of paleontology in the School of Arts...

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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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2010-05-28 10:55:00

Michael J. Ryan, Ph.D., a scientist at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, has announced the discovery of a new horned dinosaur, Medusaceratops lokii. Approximately 20 feet long and weighing more than 2 tons, the newly identified plant-eating dinosaur lived nearly 78 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous period in what is now Montana. Its identification marks the discovery of a new genus of horned dinosaur. Ryan, curator and head of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Museum, published...


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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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2011-09-27 20:55:11

Protoceratops, meaning “first horned face,” is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaur from the Campanian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period (83 to 70 million years ago) in what is now Mongolia. The first specimen was discovered by photographer JB Shackelford in 1922 in the Gobi desert while working with an expedition looking for human ancestors. The photographer did not uncover any human remains but did find many specimens of fossilized Protoceratops, along with other dinosaurs of...

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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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2009-07-24 16:56:51

Monoclonius, meaning "single stem", was a ceratopsian dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period. It was discovered at the Judith River Formation in Montana. The name monoclonius is derived from the single root system of its teeth. Monoclonius was first described by Edward Drinker Cope in 1876. It was discovered only 100 miles from the Battle of the Little Bighorn which occurred that same year. Most of the skeleton was recovered, except for the feet. At the time not much was known about...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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