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2011-06-16 09:20:00

A fossil from a species of dinosaur previously believed to exist only in the northern hemisphere has been found in Australia, giving scientists new leads into the history of dinosaurs, reports the AFP news agency. The 125-million-year-old neck vertebrae of a fossil discovered in Victoria is identical to that of a Baryonyx, a fish-eating dinosaur from the Spinosaurid family, a family of dinosaurs that were thought only to exist north the equator. The finding suggests that northern and...

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2008-01-14 09:40:00

An unusual dinosaur has been shown to have a skull that functioned like a fish-eating crocodile, despite looking like a dinosaur. It also possessed two huge hand claws, perhaps used as grappling hooks to lift fish from the water.An unusual dinosaur has been shown to have a skull that functioned like a fish-eating crocodile, despite looking like a dinosaur. It also possessed two huge hand claws, perhaps used as grappling hooks to lift fish from the water.Dr Emily Rayfield at the University of...


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2012-03-22 22:37:37

Spinosaurus, meaning “Spine lizard,” is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the lower Albian to lower Cenomanian stages of the Mid Cretaceous Period (112 to 97 million years ago). It lived in what is now North Africa. The type species is S. aegyptiacus. A potential second species, S. maroccanus, was discovered in Morocco. It was the first known dinosaur fossil from Egyptian remains discovered in 1912 and described by German paleontologist Ernst Stromer in 1915. The original remains were...

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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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2011-04-11 15:16:36

Siamosaurus, meaning "Siamese lizard," is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period of what is now Thailand. Little is known about this Cretaceous carnivore, but it is known from teeth that closely resemble the Spinosaurus, that it may have been a fish eater. The type species, S. suteethorni, was described by Buffetaut and Ingavat in 1986. In a publication printed in 2010, Romain Amiot and colleagues found that oxygen isotope ratios of the bones of the specimen...

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2010-02-02 13:54:34

Afrovenator, meaning "African hunter" is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period (136 to 125 million years ago) that lived in northern Africa. Its remains were discovered in Niger in the Tiourarén Formation. It is known from a single nearly complete specimen. Only one named species is known, A. abakensis. The species name comes from the area it was found in Africa (Abaka, the name the Tuareg give to the region where the fossils were found). Afrovenator has been...

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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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