Gasosaurus

Gasosaurus

Gasosaurus Gasosaurus is a genus of tetanuran theropod that lived approximately 171.6 to 161.2 million years ago during the middle of the Jurassic Period. The name “Gasosaurus” is derived from the English “gasoline” and the  Greek σαῦρος (sauros) (“lizard / generic reptile”). Only one species is currently recognised, G. constructus, from which the specific name honours the gasoline company that found the Dashanpu fossil quarry […]

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Bruhatkajozaur

Bruhathkayosaurus

Bruhathkayosaurus Bruhathkayosaurus  meaning “huge-bodied lizard”) is a genus of  dinosaur found in the Kallemedu Formation of India. The fragmentary remains were originally described as a theropod but later publications listed it as a sauropod. Estimates by researchers exceed those of the  titanosaur Argentinosaurus, as longer than 35 metres (115 ft) and weighing over 80-200 tons. All the estimates are based […]

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megalosaurus

Megalosaurus

Megalosaurus Megalosaurus, (meaning “Great Lizard”), is a genus of large meat-eating theropod dinosaurs of the Middle Jurassic period (Bathonian stage, 166 million years ago) of Southern England. Although fossils from other areas have been assigned to the genus, the only certain remains of Megalosaurus come from Oxfordshire and date to the late Middle Jurassic. The type species is Megalosaurus bucklandii, named […]

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crazy beast

Madagascar’s prehistoric ‘crazy beast’ sheds light on mammalian evolution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A prehistoric opossum-sized critter dubbed the “crazy beast” that inhabited Madagascar at the end of the age of dinosaurs is providing scientists insight into early mammalian evolution even as they scratch their heads over its bewildering anatomy. Researchers on Wednesday described an exquisitely preserved fossil of the plant-eating mammal named Adalatherium hui, […]

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Dromaeosaurus

Dromaeosaurus Dromaeosaurus (“running lizard”) was a genus of theropod dinosaur which lived during the Late Cretaceous period (middle late Campanian), sometime between 76.5 and 74.8 million years ago, in the western United States and Alberta, Canada. The type species is Dromaeosaurus albertensis, which was described by William Diller Matthew and Barnum Brown in 1922. One feature common to all […]

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Carcharodontosaurus

Carcharodontosaurus

Carcharodontosaurus Carcharodontosaurus is a genus of carnivorous  carcharodontosaurid  dinosaurs that existed between 100 and 94 million years ago, during the Cenomanian stages of the mid-Cretaceous Period. It is currently known to include two species, C.saharicusand C.iguidensis, which were among the larger theropods, as large as or slightly bigger than Tyrannosaurus and possibly slightly larger than Giganotosaurus, but not quite as large as Spinosaurus. […]

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Gallimimus

Gallimimus

Gallimimus Gallimimus (meaning “chicken mimic”) is a genus of ornithomimid theropod dinosaurs from the late Cretaceous period (Maastrichtian stage) Nemegt Formation of Mongolia. With individuals as long as 8 m (26 ft), it was one of the largest ornithomimosaurs. Gallimimus is known from multiple individuals, ranging from juvenile (about 0.5 m tall at the hip) to adult (about 2 m tall at the […]

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