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Volcanic Activity Led To Demise Of Chinese Dinosaurs: Study
2014-02-05 07:45:33

The exceptional preservation and diversity of dinosaur, bird and early mammal fossils present in the fossil beds of northern China are famous. How these creatures died, and why hundreds of creatures from different habitats were buried together on ancient lake floors, has yet to be understood.

Fossilized Feces From Dino Ancestors Shared A Toilette
2013-11-29 12:21:23

A team of paleontologists has leaped head-long into an ancient collection of poo believed to be about 240 million years old.

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2009-09-18 06:05:00

A new T Rex ancestor found in China meaures only 10 feet tall and 150 pounds - aptly nicknamed “Raptorex.”

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2009-03-24 09:24:27

Yes, according to a new fossil discovery in Montana's Homer Site.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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