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William Buckland
2013-10-14 14:04:00

William Buckland (March 12, 1784 – August 14, 1856) was an English theologian, ordained Anglican minister, geologist, and the prominent paleontologist of his day. He pioneered the use of fossilized feces, which he named “coprolites,” in the study and reconstruction of ancient ecosystems. Buckland is perhaps best known for naming and describing the very first recognized dinosaur fossil,...

Megalosaurus
2013-04-28 14:57:47

Megalaosaurus, meaning “Great Lizard”, from Greek megalo, meaning ‘big’ or ‘tall’ and sauros, meaning “lizard”, is a genus of large and meat-eating theropod dinosaurs of the Middle Jurassic period of Europe. It’s significant as the first genus of dinosaur, outside of birds, to be described and named. Megalosaurus might have been the first dinosaur to be described in...

Iguanodon
2012-01-11 16:16:53

Iguanodon, meaning “Iguana tooth,” is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur known from the Kimmeridgian age of the Late Jurassic Period to the Cenomanian age of the Late Cretaceous Period. It lived in Asia, Europe and North America. Research in the early 2000s suggests however that only one species, I. bernissartensis, is well-substantiated, and lived during the Early Cretaceous Period in Europe....

Neovenator
2010-01-29 16:35:41

Neovenator, or "New Hunter", is a genus of allosaur from the Barremian stage of the Early Cretaceous Period. It was discovered on the Isle of Wight, UK in 1978. It was almost 20 years before more bones of this genus were found. About 70% of the skeleton has been recovered. It is one of the best known large carnivorous dinosaurs in Europe. It was originally thought to be a new species of...

Gasosaurus
2009-08-20 13:34:19

Gasosaurus, meaning "Gas lizard" is a genus of tetanuran theropod dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic Period around 164 million years ago. It was discovered in Dashanpu, China in a quarry that was being dug out for the construction of a gas facility (hence its name) in 1985. The only remains recovered were missing a skull. The type species, G. constructus, was named and described by Dong Zhiming...

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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