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2011-01-14 05:45:00

Scientists have unveiled fossils of one of the earliest dinosaurs ever discovered -- a petite, nimble carnivore from the late Triassic period some 230 million years ago.

2009-12-10 15:55:00

A team of paleontologists has unearthed a previously unknown meat-eating dinosaur from a fossil bone bed in northern New Mexico.

2007-07-19 20:45:00

Scientists had thought the dinosaurs rapidly replaced their ancestor species. Now, researchers report in the journal Science they have evidence from northern New Mexico that dinosaurs and their precursor species coexisted for tens of millions of years.

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2011-02-25 17:38:22

Staurikosaurus, meaning "Southern Cross lizard," is a genus of dinosaur from the Carnian age of the Late Triassic Period (225 million years ago). The first known specimen was recovered from the paleontological site Jazigo Cinco of the Santa Maria Formation, in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The genus name refers to the star constellation, "The Southern Cross," pictured in the coat of arms of Brazil, which is only visible in the southern hemisphere. In 1970, when Staurikosaurus was first...

2010-02-02 14:38:24

Agnosphitys, meaning "unknown begetter", is a genus of dinosaur from the Norian and Rhaetian ages of the Late Triassic Period. The only species known is A. cromhallensis. It was described in 2002 by Fraser, Padian, Walkden and Davis. A partial skeleton was found in Avon, England. It is sometimes mistakenly called Agnostiphys. Agnosphitys may not be an actual genus of dinosaur. It lies very close to the ancestry of dinosaurs, but researchers are not sure exactly where this animal should be...

2009-07-28 14:20:22

Eoraptor was one of the world's earliest known dinosaurs. It lived between 230 and 225 mya (million years ago), in what is now known as Argentina. Several well-preserved skeletons have been found and it is believed that the Eoraptor resembles the common ancestor of all dinosaurs. The type species is E. lunensis, which means "dawn plunderer of the Moon". The fossils were first discovered in 1991 by University of San Juan paleontologist Ricardo Martinez in the Ischigualasto Basin of Argentina....

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Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.