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2010-05-26 10:35:31

A team of paleontologists, including a University of Pennsylvania doctoral candidate, has described a new species of dinosaur based upon an incomplete skeleton found in western New Mexico. The new species, Jeyawati rugoculus, comes from rocks that preserve a swampy forest ecosystem that thrived near the shore of a vast inland sea 91 million years ago. The dinosaur, whose name translates to mean "grinding-mouth, wrinkle-eye," was most likely an herbivore that ate the ferns and conifer trees...

2009-07-15 12:48:20

A new dinosaur species found in southern Utah has been identified, a fearsome looking creature that ate only plants, researchers say. Lindsay Zanno, a paleontologist at the Field Museum in Chicago, and her colleagues described Nothronychus graffami in a paper published Tuesday in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. The species is related to the velociraptor, the carnivorous dinosaurs made famous by the book and movie Jurassic Park, and to...


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2011-02-25 17:42:17

Suzhousaurus is a genus of therizinosaurid dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period. It was discovered in the Xinminpu Group of the Yujingzi Basin, Gansu, China. It was described by Li et al., who performed a cladistic analysis and found that Suzhousaurus is more derived than Beipiaosaurus and Falcarius, less derived than Alxasaurus and true therizinosaurids, and a relative of Nothronychus. Suzhousaurus is one of the largest known Early Cretaceous therizinosaurids, along with...

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2010-02-03 16:17:34

Nothronychus, meaning "slothful claw", is a genus of dinosaur from the mid-Turonian age of the Late Cretaceous Period (91 million years ago). It was discovered in the Moreno Hill Formation in the Zuni Basin, on the border of New Mexico and Arizona. The type species, N. mckinleyi, was described in 2001. A second species, N. graffami, was discovered in the Tropic Shale Formation of Utah. This specimen dated back about a million years before the nominate species. Nothronychus had a toothless...

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