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2014-03-12 23:26:12

Listed in the Guinness World Book of Records as having the best preserved dinosaur remains ever found, this fossilized duckbill dinosaur (Brachylophosaurus) gives scientists their first real look at the skin, the scales, the foot pads, and even the stomach contents of the behemoths that roamed the planet 77 million years ago. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 Leonardo, the mummified dinosaur, does not look like bones of a dinosaur puzzle carefully pieced together. In death, he looks...

2009-10-30 23:35:43

Named dinosaurs may actually be juvenile or subadults of already known taxa Paleontologists from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Museum of the Rockies have wiped out two species of dome-headed dinosaur, one of them named three years ago "“ with great fanfare "“ after Hogwarts, the school attended by Harry Potter. Their demise comes after a three-horned dinosaur, Torosaurus, was assigned to the dustbin of history last month at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology...

2006-05-22 18:22:17

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The 66-million-year-old skull of a dinosaur whose name was inspired by the Harry Potter series has found a permanent home in the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Dracorex hogwartsia will be housed permanently at the museum, officials and paleontologist Robert Bakker were to announce Monday. The dinosaur's name was taken from the Latin words for dragon and king, and the fictional Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels. Rowling...

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2005-05-03 09:35:53

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, along with a world-renowned team led by paleontologist Dr. Robert Bakker, today announced the discovery and acquisition of a 66-million-year-old dinosaur skull that represents a new dinosaur species. The first-of-its-kind discovery in North America is an unexpected flat-headed dinosaur from the pachycepahlosaur family - plant-eating dinosaurs that were about the size of a horse. This fossil, found in central South Dakota, made its debut...


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2009-08-18 21:46:36

Dracorex, meaning "dragon king", is a genus of dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of North America. The type species, D. hogwartsia, is known from one nearly complete skull and four cervical vertebrae. The remains were discovered in the Hell Creek Formation in South Dakota by a group of amateur paleontologists from Sioux City, Iowa. It was formally described by Bob Bakker and Robert Sullivan in 2006. The species name hogwartsia was inspired by the Harry Potter series of books by J.K....

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