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2008-10-17 21:00:07

Researchers said a dinosaur graveyard discovered in Utah holds a wealth of fossils from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Luis Chiappe, director of the Dinosaur Institute and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, said one of the most exciting finds so far is a 150-million-year-old sauropod named Gnatalie, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. The fossil is estimated to be 50 feet long. Chiappe said he was also excited to find the three-toed prints of a European stegosaur,...


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Stegosaurus
2012-06-12 19:39:25

Stegosaurus, meaning “roof lizard,” is a genus of stegosaurid armored dinosaur from the Kimmeridgian to early Tithonian stages of the Late Jurassic Period (145 mya) in what is now western North America. It was first discovered from a bone bed in the Morrison Formation in Morrison, Colorado, and was first described in 1877 by Othniel Charles Marsh. These first fossils became known as the type species S. armatus. Marsh initially believed the remains were from an aquatic turtle-like...

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2011-02-25 17:34:24

Spinophorosaurus, meaning "spine-bearing lizard," is a genus of early sauropod dinosaur from the Mid Jurassic Period or possibly earlier. It was discovered in a rock formation in Niger, belonging to the lower part of the Irhazer Group. The specimen is unusual for having spiked ectoderms, probably from the tail, similar to the famed thagomizer found in stegosaurs. The type specimen, S. nigerensis, was described by Remes et al. in 2009. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2009-08-18 19:35:00

Chialingosaurus, meaning "Chialing lizard", is a genus of stegosaur dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period of China. It was discovered in the Upper Shaximiao Formation. It is one of the oldest genera of stegosaur dating back 160 million years ago. Its name is taken from the Chialing River in southern China. It was discovered by Kuan in 1957. It was named two years later by C.C. Young. It is known only from very incomplete remains. The type species is C. kuani. It was a herbivorous...

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