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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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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