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Beaks Were Functionally Important In Protecting Dinosaur Skulls
2013-12-03 08:20:52

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One typical hallmark of modern birds that comes in a huge variety of shapes and sizes is the beak. While this is common knowledge, it is less well known that during the Cretaceous Period keratin-covered beaks had already evolved in different groups of dinosaurs. A international team of scientists, composed of Dr Stephan Lautenschlager and Dr Emily Rayfield of the University of Bristol with Dr Perle Altangerel of the National...

Study Peers Into Dinosaur Heads
2012-12-20 19:46:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists found one dinosaur species had particularly well developed senses of smell, hearing and balance, which could be attributed to the extinct animal's big forehead. Scientists reported in PLOS ONE the well-developed senses in therizinosaurs might have affected or benefited from an enlarged forebrain. Researchers were surprised by the findings, because exceptional sensory abilities would be expected from predatory...


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2009-07-28 12:49:32

Erlikosaurus is a genus of dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period about 80 mya. Its fossils were discovered in the Bayan Shireh Formation of Mongolia. The type species E. andrewsi was described by Altangerel Perle in 1980. Its name is derived from the demon Erlik from Mongolian mythology and the species E. andrewsi is named after paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews. At the time it was the only known therizinosaur (then called segnosaurs). The discovery of its skull helped shed light on...

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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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