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2012-06-14 08:00:55

Symbol: VESI5 Group: Moss Family: Erpodiaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Orthotrichales Family   Erpodiaceae...

2012-06-14 08:00:55

Symbol: VESIA Group: Moss Family: Erpodiaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses Subclass   Bryidae Order   Orthotrichales Family   Erpodiaceae...

2012-06-14 08:38:19

Symbol: TOSI2 Group: Moss Family: Pottiaceae Growth Habit: Nonvascular Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   TOALI Tortula alpina (Milde) De Not. var. inermis (Milde) De Not. Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Division   Bryophyta – Mosses Subdivision   Musci Class   Bryopsida – True mosses...

2012-06-14 09:49:09

Symbol: SMCH Group: Monocot Family: Smilacaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Liliopsida – Monocotyledons Subclass   Liliidae Order  ...

Baers Pochard Aythya baeri
2012-03-22 18:39:44

Baer’s Pochard, (Aythya baeri), is a species of diving duck found in southeast Russia and northeast China. It migrates in winter months to southern China, Vietnam, Japan and India. Its habitat is lakes with rich aquatic vegetation. It nests in dense grass, flooded tussock meadows, or flooded shrubby meadows. In Liaoning, China, it is typically found in densely vegetated coastal wetlands, or...

Sinosauropteryx
2012-03-22 18:08:04

Sinosauropteryx, meaning “Chinese reptilian wing,” is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic to the Early Cretaceous Period 135 to 121 million years ago. It was discovered in 1996 by two Chinese farmers in the dry countryside near Liaoning Province, China. The same area has also produced later on other bird-like dinosaur fossils including Caudipteryx and Protarchaeopteryx....

Sinocalliopteryx
2011-04-11 16:14:27

Sinocalliopteryx, meaning "Chinese beautiful feather," is a genus of compsognathid dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period (124.6 million years ago) from China. It was recovered from the Jianshangou beds of the Yixian Formation. The type species, S. gigas, meaning "giant," was derived from the dinosaur's large size for a compsognathid. It is also unique from other compsognathids, by its...

Yunnanosaurus
2011-04-11 15:10:03

Yunnanosaurus, meaning "Yunnan lizard," is a genus of prosauropod dinosaur from the Early to Mid Jurassic Period. This was perhaps one of the last living prosauropods of the time. It was discovered by Yang Zhongjian in the Lufeng Formation of Yunnan, China. The find consisted of twenty incomplete skeletons, including two skulls, and were excavated by Tsun Yi Wang. The type species, Y...

Suzhousaurus
2011-02-25 17:42:17

Suzhousaurus is a genus of therizinosaurid dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period. It was discovered in the Xinminpu Group of the Yujingzi Basin, Gansu, China. It was described by Li et al., who performed a cladistic analysis and found that Suzhousaurus is more derived than Beipiaosaurus and Falcarius, less derived than Alxasaurus and true therizinosaurids, and a relative of Nothronychus....

Qiaowanlong
2011-01-03 18:03:01

Qiaowanlong is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Albian stage of the Early Cretaceous Period (100 million years ago). It was discovered in the Yujinzi Basin of Gansu, China in 2007. It came from the geological formation called the Xinminpu Group. Qiaowanlong is known from articulated cervical (neck) vertebrae and a right pelvic girdle, as well as several unidentified bone fragments. It...

Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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