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Massospondylus
2012-03-21 18:26:56

Massospondylus, meaning “longer vertebrae,” is a genus of prosauropod dinosaur from the Hettangian to Pliensbachian ages of the Early Jurassic Period (200 to 183 million years ago). Massospondylus was discovered in 1853 by J.M. Orpen in the Upper Elliott Formation at Harrismith, South Africa. It was described in 1854 by Sir Richard Owen. It is one of the first dinosaurs to have been named....

Megapnosaurus
2010-02-02 15:19:28

Megapnosaurus, meaning "big dead lizard", is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic Period. It was named originally named Syntarsus in 1969, but since that name was taken by a beetle described in 1869, the name was changed to Megapnosaurus. The name is not popular with many paleontologists, but it remains the valid name for this genus. This dinosaur genus has been found in bone...

Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.