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2008-10-16 14:36:26

High-tech imaging reveals inside of duck-billed dinosaur skulls Paleontologists have long debated the function of the strange, bony crests on the heads of the duck-billed dinosaurs known as lambeosaurs. The structures contain incredibly long, convoluted nasal passages that loop up over the tops of their skulls. Scientists at the University of Toronto, Ohio University and Montana State University now have used CT-scanning to look inside these mysterious crests and reconstruct the brains and...


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2009-08-18 20:09:16

Originally, this dinosaur had seven known subspecies. All of them were studied extensively in 1975 by Peter Dodson, who studied the differences between the skulls and the crests of different types of dinosaurs. He found that differences in size and shape of the seven named subspecies were actually different age groups of the same species. Today, only one species is known (C. casuarius). Corythosaurus was about 35 feet in length from nose to tail and weighed about 4 tons. Like all...

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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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