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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...


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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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Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).