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Mongolian death worm
2013-11-27 09:51:18

The Mongolian death worm is a cryptid that is claimed to inhabit the Gobi Desert. It lives underground in hibernation except for the months of June and July. It will surface from its underground habitat when it rains and soaks the ground. It is alleged to kill its prey from a distance. It either sprays an acidic venom that dissolves anything it touches, or by an electrical discharge....

Mongolian-Manchurian Grassland
2013-04-18 22:58:55

The Mongolian-Manchurian grassland ecoregion, known also as the Mongolian-Manchurian Steppe, located in the temperate grassland Biome, is found in Mongolia, the Chinese Autonomous region of Inner Mongolia and northeastern China. The grassland covers an area of 342,600 square miles. This Palearctic temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands ecoregion of the Temperate grasslands, savannas,...

Asian Badger Meles leucurus
2013-01-01 11:07:20

The Asian badger or sand badger (Meles leucurus) is native to The Korean Peninsula, China, Kazakhstan, and Russia. Its range includes Mongolia and the Urals in the southeast portion of Russia. It prefers a habitat within open woodlands with deciduous vegetation next to pastures, but it will reside in steppe lands, scrublands, coniferous forests, and mixed woodlands. This badger species can be...

2012-06-14 08:47:19

Symbol: THMO10 Group: Lichen Family: Thrombiaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Family   Thrombiaceae Genus   Thrombium Wallr. – thrombium lichen Species   Thrombium mongolicum H....

2011-09-27 20:55:11

Protoceratops, meaning “first horned face,” is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaur from the Campanian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period (83 to 70 million years ago) in what is now Mongolia. The first specimen was discovered by photographer JB Shackelford in 1922 in the Gobi desert while working with an expedition looking for human ancestors. The photographer did not uncover any...

2011-02-25 17:13:17

Tarchia, meaning "brainy one," is a genus of ankylosaurid dinosaur from the Campanian-Maastrichtian stages of the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now Mongolia. It was taken from the Barun Goyot Formation (previously called the "˜Lower Nemegt Beds"˜). It is currently the geologically youngest known of all Asian ankylosaurid dinosaurs and is represented by at least five specimens. Tarchia...

2010-10-06 21:16:26

Tsaagan, meaning "white," is a genus of dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period and lived in what is now Mongolia. It was discovered in the Djadokhta Formation. Tsaagan is known from a well-preserved skull and several neck vertebrae. It was described by Norell et. al. in December 2006. Besides Velociraptor, Tsaagan represents the only dromaeosaurid remains known from the...

2010-08-16 15:15:30

Zanabazar is a genus of troodontid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of Mongolia. Fossils from this creature have been found in the Nemegt Formation in Mongolia. Zanabazar was originally classified as a new species of the genus Saurornithoides by Rinchen Barsbold in 1974. A 2009 review of the genus found that there was little proof to back up this idea. The species was re-classified...

2010-01-27 13:44:49

Nemegtomaia, meaning "Nemegt mother", is a genus of oviraptoran dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now Mongolia. The type species, N. barsboldi, was described by a team of scientists in 2004. It was originally named Nemegtia, which was a name given to another specimen found in the same formation. It was renamed in 2005. This dinosaur is known from fairly good remains and...

2009-10-16 17:39:42

Harpymimus, meaning "Harpies mimic", is a genus of dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period of what is now Mongolia. Only one species is known: H. oklandnikovi. It was found in the Shinekhudug Formation at Dundgov, Mongolia. Harpymimus possibly migrated from Asia during the Early Cretaceous and ended up in North America sometime before the Late Cretaceous Period. The skull of Harpymimus...

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