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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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Pteranodon sternbergi

Pronounced (TER-AN-O-DON LONG-I-CEPS) Discovered By: Mike Triebold, 1991 Discovery Location: Gove County , Kansas Diet: Fish (Piscivorous ) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 83 million years Formation: Niobrara Chalk Wingspan: 24 ft Location of Original Specimen: Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada Pteranodon was a flying reptile (pterosaur) of the Late Cretaceous Period. Specimens of Pteranodon […]

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Champsosaurus laramiensis

Pronounced (CHAMP-SO-SORE-US LAR-A-MI-EN-SIS) Nickname: “Champy” Discovered By: Jeff Barlett, 1998 Discovery Location: Harding County, South Dakota Diet: Meat Eater (Carnivore) Period: Late Cretaceous Age: 66 million years Formation: Hell Creek Length: 5 ft Location of Original Specimen: Fukui Prefectoral Museum, Japan Champsosaurus was a small to medium crocodile-like animal that lived in the lakes, rivers […]

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