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Styracosaurus
2013-04-29 14:54:48

Styracosaurus, meaning “spiked lizard” from the Ancient Greek styrax “spike at the butt-end of a spear-shaft” and sauros “lizard” was a genus of herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaur from the Cretaceous Period, about 76.5 to 75 million years ago. It had four to six long horns, stretching from its neck frill, a smaller horn on each cheek, and a single horn jutting out from its nose, which...

Rubeosaurus
2010-10-01 12:56:26

Rubeosaurus is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur from the Two Medicine Formation of the Upper Cretaceous Period (75 to 74 million years ago). It lived in what is now North American and its fossils were discovered in Montana. The type species is R. ovatus. This species was formerly assigned to Styracosaurus, and juvenile specimens that were incorrectly referred to as Brachyceratops, may be...

Styracosaurus
2010-01-26 17:32:47

Styracosaurus, meaning "spiked lizard", is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur from the Campanian age of the Late Cretaceous Period (76.5 to 75 million years ago). It was first discovered and collected in Alberta, Canada by C.M. Sternberg and was named by Lawrence Lambe in 1913. The type species is S. albertensis. A more nearly complete specimen was found in 1915 by Barnum Brown and Erich Maren...

Chasmosaurus
2009-08-18 18:17:54

Chasmosaurus, meaning "opening lizard", is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous Period of North America. Its name derives from the Greek chasma: "opening" and sauros: "lizard". The word chasma refers to the large openings in its frill. It was discovered in 1898 by Lawrence Lambe of the Geological Survey of Canada. He only recovered part of the neck frill and not knowing...

Monoclonius
2009-07-24 16:56:51

Monoclonius, meaning "single stem", was a ceratopsian dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period. It was discovered at the Judith River Formation in Montana. The name monoclonius is derived from the single root system of its teeth. Monoclonius was first described by Edward Drinker Cope in 1876. It was discovered only 100 miles from the Battle of the Little Bighorn which occurred that same year....

Centrosaurus
2009-07-24 16:49:18

Centrosaurus, or the "Pointed Lizard", was an herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaur that lived in the Late Cretaceous Period of North America (about 75 million years ago). This dinosaurs name refers to the small horns placed along the margin of the frill, not for the horn on its nose. It should not be confused with the Kentrosaurus, whose name is derived from the same meaning. The first remains were...

Brachyceratops
2009-07-22 14:08:38

Brachyceratops, or the "short horn-face" is a genus of dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period. Its fossils have been found in Alberta, Canada and Montana, USA. It has proven difficult to make an exact model of an adult specimen as only juvenile fossils have been discovered. It was first discovered in the Two Medicine Formation (a geologic formation deposited between 83.5 and 70.5 Mya), on a...

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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