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2011-09-27 15:56:33

Troodon, meaning “wounding tooth,” is a genus of bird-like dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (76 to 65 million years ago). Troodon was discovered in 1855 in North America and was one of the first dinosaurs found there. Fossils of this specimen have been found from Alaska to Wyoming, with possible Troodon fossils also being found in Texas and New Mexico. Troodon is known from the...

2011-01-03 16:55:47

Sinornithoides, meaning "Chinese bird form," is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Barremian stage of the Early Cretaceous Period (130 to 125 million years ago). The type species, S. youngi, was described in 1993 by Dale Russell and Dong Zhiming based on a fossil found in the Ejinhoro Formation. It is known from a nearly complete specimen, missing only the roof of the skull and the...

2010-08-16 15:15:30

Zanabazar is a genus of troodontid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period of Mongolia. Fossils from this creature have been found in the Nemegt Formation in Mongolia. Zanabazar was originally classified as a new species of the genus Saurornithoides by Rinchen Barsbold in 1974. A 2009 review of the genus found that there was little proof to back up this idea. The species was re-classified...

2010-07-27 12:53:12

Jinfengopteryx, meaning "Golden phoenix feather", is a genus of maniraptoran dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous or Late Jurassic Period. It was found in the Qiaotou Formation of Hebei Province, China. The age of the specimen is uncertain as the formation where it was found underlies the more well-known Yixian Formation of the Early Cretaceous. Jinfengopteryx was preserved with extensive...

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