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dinosaur

any extinct reptile of the orders Saurischia and Ornithischia. Dinosaurs (the name means ‘fearful lizard’) were the dominant form of land vertebrates during the JURASSIC and CRETACEOUS periods.
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The present study reveals several interesting evolutionary observations on the HBB gene among the eutherian, dinosaurian and neopterygii taxa.
1998, The first find of the dinosaurian footprint in the Czech Republic (the Krkonose Piedmont Basin) and its stratigraphic significance.
It may seem a bit kitschy, but some residents of the Pioneer Valley would like to marry the efforts of tourism officials to the childlike enthusiasm that the public has for all things dinosaurian, and capitalize economically on what lies underfoot in the state's Connecticut River valley region.
to save her from nasty dinosaurian monsters, we still understand him as
The upper most horizons of Lameta succession observed in various locations through out the basin are demarcated by the presence of cherty limestones which are compact, massive and nodular in nature comprising fossilized dinosaurian eggs.
Slow, uncreative, dinosaurian health care has lagged behind other industries.
By studying the egg microstructure, egg shape and form, and comparing internal sediment and host sediment, we determined the eggs were indeed dinosaurian, containing at least 3 egg types, and are consistent with dinosaur eggs from known localities in China; however, egg clutches contain a mix-match of sediments and show indications of having been fabricated.
Thanks to the Griffin Internet Syndicate and later to the Creators Syndicate (both organisations stood by him, though they cannot have found palatable every single piece he wrote), Francis could bypass the more obviously dinosaurian mass media and still reach a sizeable public.
The skeletons gave substance and turgor to a novel feeling of giantness that citizens must have felt as they sensed their own inexorable participation in a new American project of pure immensity, an awareness that something dinosaurian in scope was rising up in the world: The first modern superpower.
Others, calculating less regally, looked back to 1900, when dinosaurian death came to Ruskin and Wilde.
says palaeontologist Tony Thulborn "It was a herbivorous dinosaur -- a sort of a dinosaurian sheep.