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2010-07-09 10:55:00

When Nicholas Longrich discovered a new dinosaur species with a heart-shaped frill on its head, he wanted to come up with a name just as flamboyant as the dinosaur's appearance.


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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...

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2009-08-18 18:17:54

Chasmosaurus, meaning "opening lizard", is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous Period of North America. Its name derives from the Greek chasma: "opening" and sauros: "lizard". The word chasma refers to the large openings in its frill. It was discovered in 1898 by Lawrence Lambe of the Geological Survey of Canada. He only recovered part of the neck frill and not knowing much about it named it Monoclonius belli. When more fossils were discovered that were more complete,...

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plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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