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2009-08-18 19:35:00

Chialingosaurus, meaning "Chialing lizard", is a genus of stegosaur dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period of China. It was discovered in the Upper Shaximiao Formation. It is one of the oldest genera of stegosaur dating back 160 million years ago. Its name is taken from the Chialing River in southern China. It was discovered by Kuan in 1957. It was named two years later by C.C. Young. It is...

2009-08-18 18:06:29

Charonosaurus or "Charon's lizard" is a genus of dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period, possibly living right to the very end of the Cretaceous Period when dinosaurs became extinct. It was discovered by Godefroit, Zan and Jin in 2000 on the south bank of the Amur River, China. It may have been equally found in Russia as the Amur River divides Russia from China. Charonosaurus is a large...

2009-08-11 17:27:57

Bellusaurus or "Beautiful lizard" is a genus of dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic Period of what is now China. The type species, B. sui, was described by Chao in 1987. Seventeen individuals have been recovered from the Wucaiwan Formation in the northeastern Junggar Basin of China. Scientists speculate the reason so many were found killed in one spot was due to a possible flash flood caught them...

2009-08-11 17:21:14

Beishanlong is a genus of giant ornithomimosaurian dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period of China 100 to 125 million years ago. It was described in 2009 by a team of Chinese and American paleontologists. The type species is B. grandis. Three fossils were discovered in northwestern China, in the province of Gansu. This dinosaur was closely related to the Harpymimus. Together, these two...

2009-08-11 17:17:06

Beipiaosaurus or "Beipiao lizard" is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period, 124 million years ago. It was named after a city in China near the location of discovery. The fossils were found in the Jianshangou bed of the Yixian Formation in Liaoning Province, China. It is known only from one species, B. inexpectus. A significant number of fossils have been recovered...

2009-08-05 12:37:43

Auroraceratops or "dawn horned face" is a genus of neoceratopsian dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period (Aptian Age). It lived in what is now north-central China. Its genus name refers to its status as an early ceratopsian and also to Dawn Dodson, wife of Peter Dodson, one of the scientists who described it. The remains were found in the Xinminbao Group, Gongpoquan Basin of the Mazong Shan...

2009-07-28 12:27:02

Epidexipteryx, meaning "display feather", is a genus of maniraptorian dinosaur from the Middle or Upper Jurassic Period (152-168 mya) that was found in what is now Inner Mongolia, China. The specific name, E. hui, commemorates paleomammologist Hu Yaoming. The well preserved partial skeleton includes four long feathers on the tail. It represents one of the earliest known examples of...

2009-07-21 18:02:47

Liaoceratops, the "Liao Horned Face", is a newly discovered dinosaur that lived in the early Cretaceous period some 130 million years ago. It was discovered by a team of American and Chinese scientists in China. It is believed to be an early ancestor of the horned ceratopsians. It was discovered in the famous Liaoning Province of China, where several feathered dinosaurs have also been...

Palearctic Ecozone
2009-07-01 13:55:01

The Palearctic or Palaearctic is one of Earth's eight ecozones. This region is the largest ecozone on Earth. It includes the regions of Europe, Asia (north of the Himalayan foothills), northern Africa, and the northern and central regions of the Arabian Peninsula. The Palearctic includes mostly boreal forest and temperate climate regions, which are found throughout Eurasia from western Europe...

Chinese Prickly Ash Zanthoxylum simulans
2009-06-17 12:33:16

The Chinese Prickly Ash or Flatspine Prickly Ash (Zanthoxylum simulans) is a species of flowering plant native to eastern China and Taiwan. It is one of several plants of Zanthoxylum from which Sichuan Pepper is produced. It is a small spreading tree that grows to 23 feet tall. Its leaves are 2.75 to 5 inches long and pinnate (having parts of a leaf arranged on both sides of the stem). Each...

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.