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2011-05-26 16:55:00

Chinasaurs Exhibit and Sea Rex IMAX® Film Open May 26 for short summer run at Museum of Nature & Science DALLAS, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Museum of Nature & Science is launching a double dinosaur deal that offers a comprehensive look at the Mesozoic Era, through the opening of a new dinosaur exhibit, Chinasaurs, and accompanying IMAX® film, Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World. Both open May 26 at the Museum's Fair Park...

2009-04-01 09:40:54

A lovingly-held conviction about the long-necked sauropods, the gargantuan dinosaurs adored by their depiction in monster movies and by children, is most in all probability false, a dino expert stated on Wednesday. At the height of the reign of the gentle giant, many sauropods' evolved necks of astonishing length, like the 29.25 feet in the case of the Mamenchisaurus, who lived in the Late Jurassic period 150 million years ago. Belief had held that leviathans operated their long necks like...

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2010-02-03 15:08:36

Mamenchisaurus, meaning "Mamenchi lizard" (from the Chinese words ma: "horse", men: "gate", and chi: "brook"), is a genus of dinosaur from the Tithonian age of the Late Jurassic Period (150 to 145 million years ago). It was first discovered in 1952 on a highway construction site in Sichuan, China. It was studied and named in 1954 by paleontologist Professor C.C. Young. A second specimen was discovered in 1972 in the United States. The type species, M. constructus, was named in honor of where...

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  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
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