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2009-07-10 16:20:00

Paleontologists have discovered the world’s oldest dinosaur burrows in Australia.

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2013-04-28 18:48:11

Thescelosaurus, meaning “godlike”, “wondrous”, or “marvelous” and “lizard” was a genus of small ornithopod dinosaur that appeared at the very end of the Late Cretaceous period in North America. It was a member of the last dinosaurian fauna before the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event around 65.5 million years ago. The completeness and preservation of many of its specimens illustrate that it might have preferred to live near streams. This bipedal ornithopod is known from...

2011-01-03 17:56:44

Qantassaurus is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur from the late Aptian to early Albian age of the Early Cretaceous Period (115 million years ago). It lived in Australia when the continent was still south of the Antarctic Circle, and was still part of the supercontinent Gondwana. Qantassaurus was discovered in 1996 during the third annual field season of the Dinosaur Dreaming Project, a dig jointly run by Monash University and Museum Victoria. It was found in the intertidal site known as Flat...

2010-02-16 15:26:59

Othnielia is a genus of hypsilophodont dinosaur from the Oxfordian-Tithonian age of the Late Jurassic Period. Several remains have been discovered in the Morrison Formation in the North American states of Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. But, according to revisions made on Morrison ornithischians, the only definite remains are that of a femur belonging to the type species Othnielia rex, named by Peter Galton in 1977. Othnielia was named for its original describer, famed 19th century...

2010-02-08 16:37:52

Oryctodromeus, meaning "digging runner", is a genus of ornithopod dinosaur from the Cenomanian age of the Middle Cretaceous Period (95 million years ago). Its remains were found in rocks of the Blackleaf Formation of southeastern Montana. Oryctodromeus is known from a partial skeleton of one adult and two juveniles that were about 60% fully grown. This specimen was the first dinosaur to be published showing evidence of burrowing behavior. Its tail lacked the stiffness which would have...

2010-02-08 16:28:33

Orodromeus is a genus of hypsilophodont dinosaur form the Campanian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period (75 million years ago). It lived in what is now North America in the state of Montana. The type species, O. makelai, was described by Horner and Weishampel in 1988. It is believed that Orodromeus was a burrowing dinosaur much like its relative Oryctodromeus, based on the positioning of the bones within the area the fossils were found. Orodromeus was featured in the third episode of...

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