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jurassic world dinosaurs
2015-06-02 16:05:21

We asked two paleontologists to give us 1-2 interesting facts about each dinosaur in "Jurassic World". They gave us 13 pages instead.

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2015-04-26 11:49:03

Sexing a steg from a fossil, with all its fleshy bits long gone, seems like a tough task. However, undergrad Evan Saitta has found the first convincing evidence for sexual differences in any dinosaur species.

brontosaurus
2015-04-07 13:15:12

Remember when you learned about Brontosaurus as a kid? And then some egg-head scientists had to go and start calling it ‘Apatosaurus’? Childhood ruined. Well, just like TMNT and GI Joe, Brontosaurus is back baby!

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2015-02-23 12:46:54

Like giraffes, the saurpods must have had some sort of valve system so they could get a sip of water without having all the blood rush to their heads.

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2015-02-22 10:54:18

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck A recently acquired, nearly complete Stegosaurus skeleton has been digitized by researchers at the Natural History Museum in London so that the rare fossils can be thoroughly studied without damaging the bones. The Stegosaurus, obtained by the museum last December, is nearly complete and is only missing the left forelimb, part of the tail, and a few other small bones, according to CNET. It is said to be the most complete skeleton of a...

Qijianglong
2015-01-29 18:01:09

Using fossilized bone remains from China, palaeontologists from the University of Alberta (UA) in Canada have identified a new species of a long-necked, "dragon" dinosaur they're calling Qijianglong guokr.

Stegosaurus
2014-10-23 07:09:05

Since we can’t see dinosaurs in action, we have to deduce their abilities based on fossil evidence. New evidence presented on Tuesday at the meeting of the Geological Society of America in Vancouver has found that the Stegosaurus could fatally gore would-be attackers with its spiky tail.

The Natural History Museum Launch Their New Exhibition Age Of The Dinosaur
2014-10-09 05:20:47

Sauropod dinosaurs, like Diplodocus and Brachiosaurus, were the largest land animals to ever walk the Earth, and many of these massive creatures lived alongside each other in close proximity.

Changyuraptor yangi
2014-07-16 05:02:09

Newly-discovered fossils belonging to the largest four-winged dinosaur ever found could help shed new light on how the creatures were able to fly, according to research published online Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications.

New Species Of Torvosaurus Was Largest European Land Predator
2014-03-06 08:08:06

Fossils of Torvosaurus, a large Jurassic-era theropod predator, were first unearthed in North America in 1971, later being named Torvosaurus tanneri. Examples of this dinosaur had not existed elsewhere until 2000...


Latest Jurassic dinosaurs Reference Libraries

Edward Drinker Cope
2013-10-14 10:26:18

Edward Drinker Cope (July 28, 1840 – April 12, 1897) was an American Paleontologist and a founder of the Neo-Lamarckism school of thought. Despite little formal scientific training, Cope was one of the most prolific researchers in his field, publishing 1,400 papers during his lifetime. His expeditions and dedication enabled him to discover, describe and name more than 1,000 vertebrate species, making him one of the greatest contributors to the field of paleontology to date. Edward Cope...

Othniel Charles Marsh
2013-10-14 09:50:48

Othniel Charles Marsh (October 29, 1831 – March 18, 1899) was an American paleontologist, specializing primarily in vertebrates. He is highly renowned as one of the most prominent scientists of his time, having discovered and described dozens of new species. Marsh is also credited with developing what is currently the most widely accepted theory of the origin of birds. Marsh was born in Lockport, New York, to a family of moderate means. Thanks to the generosity of his uncle, George...

Supersaurus
2013-04-28 19:01:46

Supersaurus, meaning “super lizard” is a genus of diplodocid sauropod dinosaur that was discovered by Vivian Jones of Delta, Colorado, in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of Colorado in the year 1972. The fossil remains came from the Brushy Basin Member of the formation, dating back to about 153 million years ago. It’s among the largest dinosaurs known from good remains, possibly reaching 108 to 112 feet long and around 35 to 40 tons. In most respects, Supersaurus is much like...

Megalosaurus
2013-04-28 14:57:47

Megalaosaurus, meaning “Great Lizard”, from Greek megalo, meaning ‘big’ or ‘tall’ and sauros, meaning “lizard”, is a genus of large and meat-eating theropod dinosaurs of the Middle Jurassic period of Europe. It’s significant as the first genus of dinosaur, outside of birds, to be described and named. Megalosaurus might have been the first dinosaur to be described in scientific literature. Part of a bone was recovered from a limestone quarry at Cornwell by Chipping Norton,...

Stegosaurus
2012-06-12 19:39:25

Stegosaurus, meaning “roof lizard,” is a genus of stegosaurid armored dinosaur from the Kimmeridgian to early Tithonian stages of the Late Jurassic Period (145 mya) in what is now western North America. It was first discovered from a bone bed in the Morrison Formation in Morrison, Colorado, and was first described in 1877 by Othniel Charles Marsh. These first fossils became known as the type species S. armatus. Marsh initially believed the remains were from an aquatic turtle-like...

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alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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