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New Dinosaur Species Announced 100 Years After Discovery
2011-12-06 14:12:39

An international team of scientists have announced a new species of horned dinosaur on Tuesday named Spinops sternbergorum.

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2010-05-28 10:55:00

Michael J Ryan, PhD, a scientist at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, has announced the discovery of a new horned dinosaur, Medusaceratops lokii.


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Ngoubou
2013-10-07 08:23:12

The Ngoubou is cryptid in the savanna area of Cameroon and is claimed to fight elephants for land. The pygmies of the region call the creature a Ngoubou that translates to rhinoceros, but the pygmies say that it is not a normal rhinoceros. While a rhino has one horn, the Ngoubou has six horns around its frill. According to locals, the Ngoubou is about the size of an ox. William Gibb and David Wetzel visited the area in 2000 and spoke with the local residents. They claimed an elder of the...

Styracosaurus
2013-04-29 14:54:48

Styracosaurus, meaning “spiked lizard” from the Ancient Greek styrax “spike at the butt-end of a spear-shaft” and sauros “lizard” was a genus of herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaur from the Cretaceous Period, about 76.5 to 75 million years ago. It had four to six long horns, stretching from its neck frill, a smaller horn on each cheek, and a single horn jutting out from its nose, which may have been up to 2 feet long and 6 inches wide. The function/functions of these horns and frills...

Triceratops
2013-04-28 14:27:16

Triceratops is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsid dinosaur that lived during the late Maastrichtian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period, approximately 68 to 65.5 million years ago in what is currently North America. It was one of the last non-avian dinosaur genera to emerge before the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event. The term Triceratops, which in literal translation means “three-horned face”, comes from the Greek tri, meaning “three”, keras, meaning “horn”, and ops, meaning...

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2011-09-27 20:55:11

Protoceratops, meaning “first horned face,” is a genus of herbivorous ceratopsian dinosaur from the Campanian stage of the Late Cretaceous Period (83 to 70 million years ago) in what is now Mongolia. The first specimen was discovered by photographer JB Shackelford in 1922 in the Gobi desert while working with an expedition looking for human ancestors. The photographer did not uncover any human remains but did find many specimens of fossilized Protoceratops, along with other dinosaurs of...

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2011-02-28 13:57:27

Zuniceratops, meaning "Zuni-horned face," is a genus of ceratopsian dinosaur from the mid-Turonian age of the Late Cretaceous Period of what is now New Mexico. It was discovered in 1996 by eight-year-old Christopher James Wolfe, son of paleontologist Douglas G. Wolfe, in the Moreno Hill Formation in west-central New Mexico. It is known from a skull and bones of several individuals. Zuniceratops lived about 10 million years earlier than the more well-known horned Ceratopsidae and provides...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.