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Nyctosaurus gracilis(0)

December 18, 2012

Pronounced (Nic toe sore us grass sill is)             Original discovery:  O.C. Marsh, 1876 Name means:  “slender night reptile” Location found:  Gove County, Kansas Diet: Piscivore Age:  84 million years Formation: Niobrara Chalk Wingspan:  7 ft Live weight:  5 pounds Nyctosaurus is an extremely rare pterosaur, and the smallest of […]

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Dromaeosaurus albertensis

Pronounced (DRO-mee-o-SAWR-us)             Dromaeosaurus albertensis is one of the rarest theropods from the American west.  They were closely related to Velociraptor but significantly larger reaching lengths in excess of 6 feet. Known only from a collection of partial skeletons, this specimen represents the latest interpretation of its anatomy.

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Triceratops prorus skull

Pronounced (trie-SER-a-tops)           Nickname: “Gundy” Discovery Location:  Harding County, South Dakota Discovered By:  Mike Triebold, 1992 Diet:  Herbivore Period:  Late Cretaceous Age:  66 million years Formation:  Hell Creek Length:  24 ft Location of Originial Specimen:  Gunma Prefectural Museum, Japan Triceratops,  the most well known ceratopsian, reached lengths of over 30 feet.  […]

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Compsognathus longipes

Pronounced (Komp-so-Nath-us) Solnhofen Formation, Germany 155 million years old A small dinosaur sometimes referred to simply as “Compy”, Compsognathus (meaning “elegant jaw”) was a therop that lived along the shores of the Tethys sea. A recent discovery of a relative, Juravenator, also in the Solnhofen Limestone, preserves scaled skin on parts of its body, indicating […]

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