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2009-04-22 14:01:33

An international team of researchers uncovered a treasure trove of dinosaur fossils in China that may help paleontologists better understand the evolution of Tyrannosaurus rex, BBC News reported. The fossil finds come from a novel tyrannosaur dubbed 'Xiongguanlong baimoensis,' unearthed near the city of Jiayuguan. Experts believe the bone fossils date from the middle of the Cretaceous period, and could be the missing link tying the familiar big T rex to its much smaller ancestors. The bones...

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2010-09-08 17:59:47

Xiongguanlong, named after the city of Jiayuguan in northwestern China, is a genus of tyrannosauroid dinosaur from the Aptian to Albian ages of the Early Cretaceous Period (100 to 125 million years ago). The type species, X. baimoensis, was described in 2009 by a group of researchers from China and the USA. The species name, baimoensis, means "white ghost", after "white ghost castle", a rock formation near where the fossil was found. Xiongguanlong was a medium-sized tyrannosauroid. It...

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  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.