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2012-03-14 10:49:49

The research group from Aragon that has the same name as the first Aragosaurus ischiaticus dinosaur discovered 25 years ago in Teruel reveals that it is 15 million years younger than originally believed. Its new dating now means that it was the ancestor of the Titanosauriforms, which includes the biggest dinosaurs. The Aragosaurus was the first sauropod dinosaur described in Spain some 25 years ago in Galve (Teruel), but its age was never clear. And now it has been discovered that it is 15...


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2010-09-16 16:28:12

Tastavinsaurus, meaning "Tastavins River lizard," is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period of what is now Spain. It belongs to the family Titanosauriformes, which is one of the largest sauropod groups, and also contains most of the largest dinosaurs to ever walk the planet. The type species, T. sanzi, is named in honor of Spanish paleontologist Jose Luis Sanz. Tastavinsaurus is known from a partial skeleton. Photo Copyright and Credit

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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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