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2011-04-13 09:35:00

The discovery of a 200-million year old fossil of a reptile with extremely pointed teeth, from an area now known New Mexico, is filling a gap in previously known dinosaur evolution, the Associated Press reports. Named Daemonosaurus chauliodus, from the Greek words "daimon" meaning evil spirit and "sauros" meaning lizard or reptile. Chauliodus is derived from the Greek word for "buck-toothed" and refers to the species' big slanted front teeth. This species featured a short snout and...

2006-01-25 13:45:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A toothless, two-legged crocodile ancestor that walked upright and had a beak instead of teeth was discovered in the basement of New York's American Museum of Natural History, according to a report published on Wednesday. The 210 million-year-old fossil had sat in storage at the museum for nearly 60 years and was found only by accident, the paleontologists said. The animal is interesting because it closely resembles a...


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2014-04-22 14:52:09

Edwin Harris Colbert (September 28, 1905 – November 15, 2001), known as “Ned” to his friends and colleagues, was a distinguished American Paleontologist. He helped popularize the study of dinosaurs through his prolific research, writings, and 40 years of work as a curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Colbert was born in Clarinda, Iowa, but moved to Maryville, Missouri during infancy. Like many young children, and most of his predecessors and contemporaries,...

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2010-02-02 15:19:28

Megapnosaurus, meaning "big dead lizard", is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic Period. It was named originally named Syntarsus in 1969, but since that name was taken by a beetle described in 1869, the name was changed to Megapnosaurus. The name is not popular with many paleontologists, but it remains the valid name for this genus. This dinosaur genus has been found in bone beds in Africa and North America. This shows that the dinosaur migrated worldwide during the Early...

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2009-08-18 23:02:34

Coelophysis, meaning "˜hollow form' (in reference to its hollow bones), is a genus of dinosaur from the Late Triassic Period (Carnian and Norian stages). It lived in what is now the southwestern United States. Similar specimens have been found worldwide in Late Triassic and Early Jurassic formations. Coelophysis was first named by Edward Drinker Cope in 1889. The remains were first found by amateur fossil collector, David Baldwin in 1881. The type species, C. bauri, was named in honor of...

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