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2008-05-25 09:10:00

By Bill Reed, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. May 25--Colorado Springs has a dinosaur to call its own, a beast that's never been found anywhere else in the world.


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2010-10-07 11:28:55

Theiophytalia, meaning "divine garden of the gods," is a genus of dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period and lived in what is now Colorado. "˜Garden of the Gods' is a park near Colorado Springs, Colorado, where a partial skull was found in 1878. It is the only fossil known belonging to this genus. The type species, T. kerri, honors James Hutchinson Kerr, who discovered the skull. The partial skull was originally referred to as belonging to Camptosaurus amplus by Charles Whitney...

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2009-08-12 13:52:41

Camptosaurus, meaning "bent lizard", is a genus of beaked dinosaur from the Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous Periods. The term "˜bent lizard' is derived from the arch of its body when standing on all fours. It was originally described by O.C. Marsh in 1879 as Camptonotus, "bent back", but was renamed in 1885 because the original name was already used for a cricket. Although Marsh discovered and named several subspecies, the only true species was C. dispar, recorded by Peter Galton and H.P....

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