sauroposeidon

Sauroposeidon

Sauroposeidon Sauroposeidon meaning “lizard earthquake god”, after the Greek god Poseidon) is a genus of sauropod dinosaur known from several incomplete specimens including a bone bed and fossilized trackways that have been found in the American states of Oklahoma, Wyoming, and Texas. The fossils were found in rocks dating from near the end of the Early Cretaceous , a time when sauropod diversity in North America had greatly diminished. It was […]

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Apatosaurus

Apatosaurus

Apatosaurus Apatosaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaurs that lived in North America during the Late Jurassic period. Othniel Charles Marsh described and named the first-known species, A. ajax in 1877, and a second species, A. louisae, was discovered and named by William H. Holland in 1916. They lived about 152 to 151 million years ago (mya), during the early Tithonian age, […]

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brachiosaurus

Brachiosaurus

Brachiosaurus Brachiosaurus is a genus of sauropod dinosaur that lived in North America during the Late Jurassic, about 154–153 million years ago. It was first described by American paleontologist Elmer S. Riggs in 1903 from fossils found in the Colorado River valley in western Colorado, United States. Short Brachiosaurus Facts Their names mean “arm lizards” […]

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fosil-Ornithomimus

Fossil hints at fuzzy dinosaurs

Fossil hints at fuzzy dinosaurs A discovery in China has prompted researchers to question the scaly image of dinosaurs. Previously, experts thought the first feathered dinosaurs appeared about 150 million years ago, but the find suggests feathers evolved much earlier. This has raised the question of whether many more of the creatures may have been […]

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Deinocheirus

Deinocheirus

Deinocheirus Deinocheirus is a genus of large ornithomimosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous around 70 million years ago. The first known fossil remains of Deinocheirus were discovered by Polish palaeontologist Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska on July 9, 1965 in the Nemegt Formation of Mongolia. In 1970, this specimen became the holotype of the only species within the genus, Deinocheirus mirificus; the […]

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Anhanguera

Anhanguera

Anhanguera Anhanguera was a pterosaur, a type of flying reptile. It was not a dinosaur, though it lived during the same period. Anhanguera lived during the Early Cretaceous and resided in South America. The first Anhanguera fossil was discovered in 1985. Anhanguera Facts Lived during the Early Cretaceous Period Lived in what is now known as South America and Australia Was […]

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