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2009-10-30 23:35:43

Named dinosaurs may actually be juvenile or subadults of already known taxa Paleontologists from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Museum of the Rockies have wiped out two species of dome-headed dinosaur, one of them named three years ago "“ with great fanfare "“ after Hogwarts, the school attended by Harry Potter. Their demise comes after a three-horned dinosaur, Torosaurus, was assigned to the dustbin of history last month at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology...

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2005-05-03 09:35:53

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, along with a world-renowned team led by paleontologist Dr. Robert Bakker, today announced the discovery and acquisition of a 66-million-year-old dinosaur skull that represents a new dinosaur species. The first-of-its-kind discovery in North America is an unexpected flat-headed dinosaur from the pachycepahlosaur family - plant-eating dinosaurs that were about the size of a horse. This fossil, found in central South Dakota, made its debut...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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