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2008-12-04 11:45:00

Scientist have uncovered a new fossil species of flying reptile with the wingspan the size of a family car.The fossil has been identified as a new type of pterosaur, by a researcher at the University of Portsmouth, and it's the largest of its kind to ever be discovered.Scientists suggest that it would have flown in the skies above Brazil 115 million years ago.The wingspan is estimated by Mark Witton to be 16.4ft and would have been more than 39in tall at the shoulder.The partial skull fossil,...


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2011-04-28 23:50:18

Irritator lived during the Albian stage of the Cretaceous Period around 110 million years ago and is a genus of spinosaurid dinosaur. It was estimated to be about 26 feet long with an unusually shaped crest at the rear of its head. According to research, it likely ate fish, as well as other carrion. Only one fossil has been found: an 80 centimeter long skull found in the Brazilian Santana formation, which resembles the fossils of the Suchomimus and Spinosaurus. This skull was tampered with by...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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