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2010-09-25 06:10:00

Paleontologists in Spain said Friday they have discovered the longest dinosaur thigh bone ever found in Europe, measuring almost 6.5 feet in length. The dinosaur research institute Dinopolis Foundation said the thigh fossil was found earlier this year at a Riodeva dig site near Teruel in eastern Spain. Scientists have also unearthed a 4.1-foot tibia and 15 vertebrae at the site. The fossil is believed to belong to the Turiasaurus Riodevensis -- a dinosaur weighing more than 40 tons and...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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