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2008-07-29 00:25:00

Researchers are shooting aerial photos of dinosaur tracks near southern Utah's Coral Pink Sand Dunes in hopes of learning more about the large animals that left them behind millions of years ago. Scientists crisscrossed the Moccasin Mountain track site shooting photos of fossilized footprints in a specially equipped helicopter. According to Bureau of Land Management paleontologist Alan Titus, it's the first time a helicopter has been used to take detailed images of the site. The tracks were...


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2009-08-20 12:48:29

Dilophosaurus, meaning "two-crested lizard", was a theropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic Period (Pliensbachian stage). It was first described 1954, but it did not recieve its current genus name until years later. It is one of the earliest known theropods, and one of the least understood as well. It was discovered by Sam Welles in the summer of 1942 and brought to Berkeley for cleaning and mounting. It was given the name Megalosaurus wetherilli. Welles returned to the dig site about ten...

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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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