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2010-10-06 21:19:27

Tsintaosaurus, meaning "Qingdao lizard," is a genus of hadrosaurid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (83 to 71 million years ago). It lived in Southeast Asia, in what today is Shanong, located in southern China. The type species, T. spinorhinus, was described by C.C. Young in 1958. This hadrosaur is typically reconstructed with a unicorn-like crest on its skull. But studies conducted in the 1990s suggested the crest was actually a broken bone from the top of the snout distorted...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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