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Glacier National Park US
2013-03-19 14:40:11

Glacier National Park is located in the American state of Montana, south of the Canadian borders of British Columbia and Alberta. The park contains one million acres of varying landscape with a wide range of plant and animal life. It holds two mountain ranges, over 130 discovered and named lakes, and 16,000 square miles of protected unspoiled ecosystem known as the Crown of the Continent...

Deinonychus
2013-02-12 13:34:53

Deinonychus is a genus of carnivorous dromaeosaurid dinosaurs. There’s one described species, Deinonychus antirrhopus. These dinosaurs, which were capable of growing to be 11 ft long, lived during the early Cretaceous Period, around 115 to 108 million years ago. Fossils have been uncovered from the U.S states of Wyoming, Montana, and Oklahoma, in rocks of the Cloverly Formation and Antlers...

Climate Impact On Your Budget For Billings Montana
2012-12-29 12:40:14

If you live in or around Billings, Montana the above graph shows you what you can roughly expect when it comes to heating and cooling your house during the ENSO Phases. In Billings during a normal phase of the ENSO your heating degree days pass 900HDD. However, when El-Nino phase is present the monthly average dropped to around 650.5HDD, which is a pretty significant amount especially when...

Tyrannosaurus
2012-03-21 21:47:44

Tyrannosaurus, meaning “tyrant lizard,” was a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (68 to 65 million years ago). It was among the last non-avian dinosaurs to exist prior to the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event. Perhaps the most famous Tyrannosaurus species, T. rex, was named in 1905 by Henry Fairfield Osborn, president of the American Museum of Natural History...

Troodon
2011-09-27 15:56:33

Troodon, meaning “wounding tooth,” is a genus of bird-like dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (76 to 65 million years ago). Troodon was discovered in 1855 in North America and was one of the first dinosaurs found there. Fossils of this specimen have been found from Alaska to Wyoming, with possible Troodon fossils also being found in Texas and New Mexico. Troodon is known from the...

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...

Montanoceratops
2010-02-04 11:22:59

Montanoceratops, meaning "Montana horned face", is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur from the Maastrichtian age of the Late Cretaceous Period. It was discovered around 1916 by Barnum Brown at Buffalo Lake, Montana, USA in the St Mary River Formation. It was published as Leptoceratops in 1935 by Brown and his associate Erich M. Schlaikjer. Later evidence showed that this was an inaccurate...

Maiasaura
2010-02-03 16:02:04

Maiasaura, meaning "good mother lizard", is a genus of dinosaur from the Campanian age of the Upper Cretaceous Period (74 million years ago). It lived in what is now the state of Montana in the United States. It was discovered by paleontologist Jack Horner, whom was a paleontology advisor for the Jurassic Park movies. It was also co-discovered by Robert Makela. The dinosaur was named after...

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....

Einiosaurus
2009-07-24 16:53:13

Einiosaurus, meaning "forward-curved horn", was a medium-sized centrosaurine dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous Period. It was discovered in the Two Medicine Formation of northwestern Montana. Roughly 15 individuals were discovered by Jack Horner in 1985 and excavated between 1985 - 1989 by field crews. The remains are held at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. The genus was...

Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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