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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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, when paleontologists discovered another Torvosaurus fossil in Europe. The discovery, which came from a site just north of Lisbon, Portugal, led scientists to initially assume the remains were that of T. tanneri. However,...


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2010-02-02 15:23:19

Lourinhanosaurus, meaning "Lourinhã lizard" (from the Lourinhã Formation), is a genus of dinosaur from the Kimmeridgian/Tithonian age of the Late Jurassic Period. It was first discovered in Portugal in 1982, but was not described until 1998 by Portuguese paleontologist Octávio Mateus. The only known species, L. antunesi, is named in honor of paleontologist Miguel Telles Antunes. It is known from a partial skeleton. Around 100 eggs were found in 1993 at a nearby beach that were...

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