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Sinraptor
2011-01-03 17:00:50

Sinraptor, meaning "Chinese thief," is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period. It was discovered by Philip J. Currie and Xian Zhao in the Shishugou Formation during an expedition to the northwestern Chinese desert in 1987. The type species, S. dongi, honors paleontologist Dong Zhiming. It was described by Currie and Zhao in 1994. A second species, originally named...

Gasosaurus
2009-08-20 13:34:19

Gasosaurus, meaning "Gas lizard" is a genus of tetanuran theropod dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic Period around 164 million years ago. It was discovered in Dashanpu, China in a quarry that was being dug out for the construction of a gas facility (hence its name) in 1985. The only remains recovered were missing a skull. The type species, G. constructus, was named and described by Dong Zhiming...

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'