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Brontosaurus Was Never A Real Dinosaur: The Great Switcheroo
2012-12-22 06:48:45

The Brontosaurus has been one of the most well-known dinosaurs in popular culture for more than a hundred years. It has been portrayed in books, on TV, and in cinema and has also had its likeness put on a US postage stamp in 1989, albeit with a good dose of controversy and criticism.

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2012-09-12 21:09:46

The late 1800s found archeologists digging furiously throughout the newly settled American west in a mad dash to find fossils. This lead to fighting in academic circles, and occasionally in the field itself, over disputes that became known as the Bone Wars.

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2008-05-25 09:10:00

By Bill Reed, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. May 25--Colorado Springs has a dinosaur to call its own, a beast that's never been found anywhere else in the world.


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Edward Drinker Cope
2013-10-14 10:26:18

Edward Drinker Cope (July 28, 1840 – April 12, 1897) was an American Paleontologist and a founder of the Neo-Lamarckism school of thought. Despite little formal scientific training, Cope was one of the most prolific researchers in his field, publishing 1,400 papers during his lifetime. His expeditions and dedication enabled him to discover, describe and name more than 1,000 vertebrate species, making him one of the greatest contributors to the field of paleontology to date. Edward Cope...

Othniel Charles Marsh
2013-10-14 09:50:48

Othniel Charles Marsh (October 29, 1831 – March 18, 1899) was an American paleontologist, specializing primarily in vertebrates. He is highly renowned as one of the most prominent scientists of his time, having discovered and described dozens of new species. Marsh is also credited with developing what is currently the most widely accepted theory of the origin of birds. Marsh was born in Lockport, New York, to a family of moderate means. Thanks to the generosity of his uncle, George...

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2010-02-16 15:35:57

Othnielosaurus is a genus of ornithiscian dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period (155 to 148 million years ago). It lived in what is now the western United States. It was formerly assigned to the genus Laosaurus. It is now named in honor of famed paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh. This genus was coined to contain the fossils formerly included in Othnielia, which is based on remains that may be too sparse to hold a name. Decades have been spent on research to untangle the taxonomy left...

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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...

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2009-08-18 22:44:11

Claosaurus, meaning "˜broken lizard', is a genus of hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (Santonian age). It got its name due to the odd display of its fossils in the bone bed, which appeared to be broken. It was first discovered near the Smokey Hill River in Kansas, USA in 1872. It was originally named Hadrosaurus agilis in 1872, but was changed to Claosaurus agilis in 1890 when major differences between the specimen and Hadrosaurus were discovered. A second species was...

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