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Evolution Of Theropods Linked To Environmental Factors
2012-11-29 05:41:02

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The heaviest flying bird tops out at between 40-42 pounds. And sure, some of the flightless birds can grow to upwards of 300 pounds. But to imagine ancestors of these modern day creatures tipping the scales at upwards of 7,000 pounds is hard to do, indeed. A recent study out of North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois, looks specifically at the feathered herbivores of the Cretaceous period...

Image 1 - New Raptor Species Announced
2011-09-20 11:01:42

  A graduate student from Montana State University is part of a team of researchers that revealed a new species of raptorial dinosaur to the public on Monday, the first definitive troodontid theropod discovered from the Late Cretaceous Period of North America in more than 75 years. MSU doctoral student Mike Knell, MSU paleontologist David Varricchio, three colleagues, and lead researcher Lindsay Zanno, from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the Field Museum of Natural...

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2009-08-18 19:41:15

Chirostenotes, meaning "narrow-handed", was an oviraptorosaur dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (80 million years ago). It lived in what is now Alberta, Canada. This dinosaur has had a confusing history. It was first given the name Chirostenotes in 1924 when a pair of hands was found. In 1932, when feet were found, it was given the name Macrophalangia, meaning "large toes". In 1936 its jaws were found and the name Caenagnathus (meaning: recent jaw) was given it. In 1988, a specimen was...

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Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.