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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...

2014-02-18 12:27:37

Innovative Technology Allows for Imaginative, Inspired Learning NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VTech® (www.vtechkids.com), a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children, today announced Switch & Go Dinos® Turbo, an expansion of its popular line of award-winning toys. Loved by both parents and kids alike, Switch & Go Dinos combine two children's classics - dinosaurs and vehicles - with a cool...

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...


Latest Ceratopsids Reference Libraries

Othniel Charles Marsh
2013-10-14 09:50:48

Othniel Charles Marsh (October 29, 1831 – March 18, 1899) was an American paleontologist, specializing primarily in vertebrates. He is highly renowned as one of the most prominent scientists of his time, having discovered and described dozens of new species. Marsh is also credited with developing what is currently the most widely accepted theory of the origin of birds. Marsh was born in Lockport, New York, to a family of moderate means. Thanks to the generosity of his uncle, George...

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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'