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2010-09-29 15:23:15

Tianzhenosaurus, meaning "Tianzhen lizard," is a genus of ankylosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period. It was discovered in Tianzhen County, near Zhaojiagou Village, in Shanxi Province, China, in the Huiquanpu Formation. It is known from a nearly complete skull and postcranial skeleton. The type species, T. youngi, was named by Pang & Cheng in 1998. Tianzhenosaurus was a...

2010-09-08 17:59:47

Xiongguanlong, named after the city of Jiayuguan in northwestern China, is a genus of tyrannosauroid dinosaur from the Aptian to Albian ages of the Early Cretaceous Period (100 to 125 million years ago). The type species, X. baimoensis, was described in 2009 by a group of researchers from China and the USA. The species name, baimoensis, means "white ghost", after "white ghost castle", a...

2010-07-27 13:01:13

Probactrosaurus, meaning "before Bactrosaurus", is a genus of early hadrosaurid iguanodont dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period. It lived in what is now China. The type species, P. gobiensis, was described in 1966 by A.K. Rozhdestvensky. This was a herbivorous dinosaur. It was about 20 feet long and had a narrow snout, elongated lower jaw and double rows of flattened cheek teeth. It...

2010-07-27 12:11:43

Qiaowanlong was a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Albian stage of the Early Cretaceous Period (100 million years ago). It was discovered in 2007 in the Yujinzi Basin of Gansu, China. It was first described in 2009 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The type species is Q. kangxii. The only known specimen consists of cervical vertebrae, a right pelvic bone and several unidentified...

2010-02-22 15:09:01

Pedopenna, meaning "foot feather", is a genus of feathered maniraptoran dinosaur from the Callovian age of the Middle Jurassic Period. The Daohugou Beds in China, where the dinosaur was found, have been under debate about the age of the formation. The dinosaur was originally placed in the Early Cretaceous Period, but radiometric dating proved Pedopenna was from the Middle Jurassic (168-140...

2010-02-03 16:22:02

Monolophosaurus, meaning "single-crested lizard", is a genus of carnosaurian dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic Period (170 million years ago) that lived in what is now China. It was named for the single crest on top of its skull. The remains were dug up in 1984 and were described by Currie and Zhao and their colleagues. This dinosaur was first known as Jiangjunmiaosaurus, but was later renamed...

2010-02-02 15:44:27

Lufengosaurus, meaning "Lufeng lizard", is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Early and Middle Jurassic Period of what is now southwestern China. It was named by C. C. Young in 1941. The type species, L. huenei, was discovered in the Lower Lufeng Formation of the Yunnan Province in China. Young described and named a second species a few years later. This is one of the few prosauropod...

2010-02-02 13:51:04

Guanlong, meaning "crown dragon" is a genus of tyrannosaurid dinosaur from the Oxfordian stage of the Late Jurassic Period (160 million years ago). It was discovered in the Dzungaria area of China by scientists from George Washington University, and named by Xu Xing in 2006. "Crown dragon" refers to its head crest. Guanlong is only known from two specimens, both nearly complete. This bipedal...

2009-09-29 15:08:02

Lanzhousaurus is a genus of dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period. It was discovered in the Gansu region of China in 2005. The type species, L. magnidens, was described based on partial skeletal remains. Lanzhousaurus had very huge teeth, and perhaps the largest of any herbivorous animal ever found. This indicates that it was an iguanodont dinosaur. The jawbone, which was over 40 inches...

2009-09-29 14:56:36

Gigantspinosaurus, meaning "giant spined lizard", is a genus of stegosaur dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period. It was found in the Upper Shaximiao Formation of Zigong, Sichuan, China. It is known from a partial skeleton missing most of the skull, hind feet, and tail. The type species, G. sichuanensis, was described in 1992. It was known as Nomen nudum until 2006. This dinosaur had a...

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  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.