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Ziapelta sanjuanensis
2014-09-25 07:27:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What do New Mexico and Alberta, Canada, have in common? Perhaps not much today, but millions of years ago they were both inhabited by closely related species of ankylosaurid dinosaurs, according to a study from the University of Alberta, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and the State Museum of Pennsylvania. The findings, published in PLOS ONE, describe a newly discovered species of armored dinosaur found in the Bisti/De-Na-Zin...


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Edmontosaurus
2013-04-28 14:11:51

Edmontosaurus is a genus of a crestless hadrosaurid, meaning duck-billed, dinosaur. It includes two species: Edmontosaurus regalis and Edmontosaurus annectens. Fossils of E. regalis have been recovered in rocks of western North America that date from the late Campanian stage of the Cretaceous Period 73 million years ago, while those of E. annectens were recovered in the same geographic region but in rocks that dated to the end of the Maastrichtian stage of the Cretaceous, 65.5 million years...

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2012-03-22 19:06:13

Saurolophus, meaning “lizard crest,” is a genus of hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (70 million years ago) of what is now North America and Asia. It is one of the few genera of dinosaurs that is known from multiple continents. The first specimen was described by paleontologist Barnum Brown in 1911. The skeleton is now on display at the American Museum of Natural History and is the first nearly complete dinosaur skeleton found in Canada. It was found in rocks of the...

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2009-09-09 12:38:50

Edmontonia is a genus of dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period. It was named after the formation where it was discovered (Edmonton Formation). This formation is now known as the Horseshoe Canyon Formation. The type species, E. longiceps, was discovered in 1924 by George Paterson, but was not named until 1928 by C.M. Sternberg. There are three known species of Edmontonia: E. longiceps, E. rugosidens, and E. australis. This was a bulky, tank-like dinosaur which was about 22 feet in length...

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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.