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2011-03-17 07:05:00

Scientists working in Angola said they have discovered the country's first fossil of a dinosaur, and that it represents a new genus of long-necked, plant-eating sauropod, which is among the largest creatures that have ever walked the earth. The international team that made the amazing find and identified the fossilized forelimb reported Wednesday in the Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences that it is from a previously unknown dinosaur, based on the unique skeletal makeup. The fossil...

2008-06-24 02:25:00

As news of a remarkably well-preserved cache of dinosaur bones was being heralded in media outlets around the world, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management paleontologist who had announced the find was taking a breath and urging others to do the same. No new species were turned up at the 3-month-old site, although a lot of digging is yet to be done. It is within the same Utah/ Colorado border region where at least two previously unheard-of dinosaur species were discovered during the past 10...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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