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2008-02-14 00:05:00

Paleontologists have discovered fossils in Africa's Sahara Desert of two new meat-eating dinosaurs that walked the earth 110 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period.   The dinosaurs were discovered in 2000 during an expedition led by University of Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno.  Sereno and co-author Stephen Brusatte of the University of Bristol reported the discovery in the journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. In their report, they said the fossils provide a...

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2010-02-03 16:32:30

Kryptops, meaning "covered face", is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Aptian-Albanian age of the Early Cretaceous Period of what is now Niger. It is known from a partial skeleton found in the western Ténéré Desert in the Elrhaz Formation. It was described in 2008 by Paul Sereno and Stephen Brusatte. The only species known is K. palaios. An adult Kryptops was about 20 to 23 feet in length. It is named for the heavily textured surface of the maxilla, that is much like a...

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