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New Dinosaur Species Announced 100 Years After Discovery
2011-12-06 14:12:39

An international team of scientists have announced a new species of horned dinosaur on Tuesday named Spinops sternbergorum. The dinosaur lived about 76 million years ago in southern Alberta, Canada and was a plant-eater that weighed about two tons. It had a single large horn projected from the top of the nose, and a bony neck frill sported at least two long, backward-projecting spikes as well as two forward-curving hooks. "I was amazed to learn the story behind these specimens, and...

2008-03-25 14:50:00

New Species believed to be related to the TriceratopsPaleontologists have discovered the fossil of a new dinosaur species in Mexico's Coahuila desert. The scientists said the plant-eating dinosaur lived 72 million years ago, and had three giant horns it used to fight predators and attract mates.  Now filled with rocks and cactus, the Coahuila desert was once covered by ocean waters, and dinosaurs of all types used the jungle-filled beaches to hide from an enormous, fierce predator that...

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2013-04-28 14:27:16

Triceratops is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsid dinosaur that lived during the late Maastrichtian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period, approximately 68 to 65.5 million years ago in what is currently North America. It was one of the last non-avian dinosaur genera to emerge before the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event. The term Triceratops, which in literal translation means “three-horned face”, comes from the Greek tri, meaning “three”, keras, meaning “horn”, and ops, meaning...

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 much about it named it Monoclonius belli. When more fossils were discovered that were more complete,...

2007-03-19 15:55:44

The Frill-necked Lizard, Chlamydosaurus kingii, also known as the Frilled Lizard or Frilled Dragon, is found in southern New Guinea, the Kimberley and across northern Australia. It primarily inhabits savanna woodlands, but may also be found in tropical to warm temperate forests. It also is found where there is an open scrub or tussock grass under story. The term frilled is in reference to the large ruff of skin which usually lies folded back against its head and neck. The frill is...

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Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.