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A pair of American researchers has announced the discovery of a new species of dinosaur from Madagascar – the first such discovery in almost a decade.
The stubby arms of Tyrannosaurus rex obviously weren't designed for hand-to-hand combat.
It turns out that the undisputed king of the dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex, didn't just eat other dinosaurs but also each other.
Paleontologists have long known that dinosaurs had tiny brains, but they had no idea the beasts were such airheads.
What could the fierce dinosaur T. rex and a modern songbird such as the sparrow possibly have in common? Their pulmonary systems may have been more similar than scientists previously thought, according to new research from Ohio University and Harvard University.
Majungasaurus, meaning “Mahajanga lizard,” is a genus of abelisaurid theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now Madagascar (70 to 65.5 million years ago). The type species is M. crenatissimus. Majungasaurus was first described by French paleontologist Charles Depéret in 1896 from a fossil that included two teeth, a claw, and some vertebrae discovered along the Betsiboka River by a French army officer. Depéret referred to these fossils as belonging to...
Masiakasaurus, meaning "vicious lizard", is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (70 million years ago), and possibly existed until the end of the dinosaur reign (66 million years ago). The type species, M. knopfleri, was named after musician Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits, whose music inspired the expedition. Unlike most theropods, the front teeth of this small predator projected forward rather than straight down. This characteristic suggests that Masiakasaurus had a...
Carnotaurus, meaning "meat-eating bull", is a genus of dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period which lived in what is now South America. It was discovered in the La Colonia Formation near Patagonia, Argentina by JosÃ© F. Bonaparte, who has uncovered many other South American dinosaurs. The name is derived from the Latin word carne: "flesh" and the Greek word tauros: "bull". Its naming refers to its distinct bull-like horns. Carnotaurus was a large predatory theropod. It was about 30...
Aucasaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Santonian Stage of the Upper Cretaceous Period. It lived in what is now Argentina. It was smaller than the similar Carnotaurus, but had longer arms. The fossil remains are complete to the thirteenth caudal vertebrae, and is relatively understood. It is the most complete abelisaurid to be described as of yet. The skull was damaged which led scientists to speculate that it may have been in a fight prior to its death. Aucasaurus was...
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.