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2008-08-15 09:00:24

By John Noble Wilford New York Times News Service When Paul C. Sereno went hunting dinosaur bones in the Sahara, his career took a sharp turn from paleontology to archaeology. The expedition found what has proved to be the largest known graveyard of Stone Age people who lived there when the desert was green. The first traces of pottery, stone tools and human skeletons were discovered eight years ago at a site in the southern Sahara in Niger. After preliminary research, Sereno, a...

2008-07-04 18:00:24

By Elaine Warner, The Edmond Sun, Okla. Jul. 4--EDMOND -- Two of my favorite Oklahoma attractions have become even more attractive with new additions to their collections. The Oklahoma Aquarium at Jenks opened the Hayes Family Ozark Stream in March. The exhibit replicates northeastern Oklahoma habitat and is home to river otters, beavers, raccoons and native fish. Timing is key in visiting these animals. I arrived shortly after lunch and discovered this is animal naptime. I could see...

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2008-02-14 00:05:00

Paleontologists have discovered fossils in Africa's Sahara Desert of two new meat-eating dinosaurs that walked the earth 110 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period.   The dinosaurs were discovered in 2000 during an expedition led by University of Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno.  Sereno and co-author Stephen Brusatte of the University of Bristol reported the discovery in the journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. In their report, they said the fossils provide a...


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2009-09-29 13:52:52

Nigersaurus, meaning "Niger lizard", is a genus of diplodocoid dinosaur from the Middle Cretaceous Period (during the Aptian or Albian age between 119 to 99 million years ago). It was first described by Paul Sereno and his colleagues in 1999. It was discovered in the Elrhaz Formation in the Niger Republic by Philippe Taquet in 1976. This sauropod had a short neck, much shorter than other sauropods. Despite being a stocky dinosaur, Nigersaurus reached a length of 29.5 feet. It was still...

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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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