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‘Skin Bones’ Helped Large Dinosaurs Survive
2011-11-30 05:10:20

Bones contained entirely within the skin of some of the largest dinosaurs on Earth might have stored vital minerals to help the massive creatures survive and bear their young in tough times, according to new research by a team including a University of Guelph scientist. Guelph biomedical scientist Matthew Vickaryous co-authored a paper published Nov. 29 in Nature Communications about two sauropod dinosaurs – an adult and a juvenile – from Madagascar. The study suggests that...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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