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Image 1 - Paleontologists Uncover World's Oldest Dinosaur Nesting Site
2012-01-24 04:34:59

An international team of researchers say that they have unearthed a 190-million-year-old dinosaur nesting site that they are calling the oldest such location in the world.

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2010-11-12 09:15:00

Attempts to identify the oldest known dinosaur embryos have resulted in some stunning new discoveries about the early development of the ancient creatures.

2005-08-02 10:27:55

(Corrects affiliation of paleontologist in sixth paragraph) By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Unhatched dinosaur eggs dating back 190 million years carried fully developed embryos that would have been born clumsy and helpless, scientists said on Thursday.

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2005-08-02 10:25:00

Unhatched dinosaur eggs dating back 190 million years carried fully developed embryos that would have been born clumsy and helpless, scientists said on Thursday.

2005-07-28 13:01:57

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Unhatched dinosaur eggs dating back 190 million years carried fully developed embryos that would have been born clumsy and helpless, scientists said on Thursday.

2005-07-28 15:02:35

The embryos of a long-necked, herbivorous dinosaur are the earliest ever recorded for any terrestrial vertebrate and point to how primitive dinosaurs evolved into the largest animals ever to walk on earth, say scientists from the University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM), the Smithsonian Institution and the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.


Latest Massospondylus Reference Libraries

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2012-03-21 18:26:56

Massospondylus, meaning “longer vertebrae,” is a genus of prosauropod dinosaur from the Hettangian to Pliensbachian ages of the Early Jurassic Period (200 to 183 million years ago). Massospondylus was discovered in 1853 by J.M. Orpen in the Upper Elliott Formation at Harrismith, South Africa. It was described in 1854 by Sir Richard Owen. It is one of the first dinosaurs to have been named. The type species is M. carinatus. There have been seven other named species during the past 150...

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2011-04-11 15:10:03

Yunnanosaurus, meaning "Yunnan lizard," is a genus of prosauropod dinosaur from the Early to Mid Jurassic Period. This was perhaps one of the last living prosauropods of the time. It was discovered by Yang Zhongjian in the Lufeng Formation of Yunnan, China. The find consisted of twenty incomplete skeletons, including two skulls, and were excavated by Tsun Yi Wang. The type species, Y huangi, was named by C.C. Young in 1942, and created the family Yunnanosauridae based on the findings as a...

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2010-02-16 15:53:35

Adeopapposaurus, meaning "far eating lizard", is a genus of prosauropod dinosaur from the Early Jurassic Period. It was found in the Cañón del Colorado Formation of San Juan, Argentina. It was described in 2009 by Ricardo N. Martínez. The type species, A. mognai, is named for the location where it was found. Adeopapposaurus is known from four partial skeletons and two partial skulls. The form of the bones at the tips of the jaws suggests that it had keratinous (horny) beaks. The...

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2009-08-04 11:36:08

Anchisaurus, meaning "near lizard", was an early herbivorous dinosaur that was previously classified as a primitive prosauropod dinosaur. It lived in the Early Jurassic Period, 200 to 188 million years ago. Anchisaurus was used as a replacement name for Amphisaurus, which itself was a replacement name for Megadactylus, both of which were already used for other animals. Anchisaurus was probably the first dinosaur discovered in North America. Nothing was known about dinosaurs in 1818 when the...

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