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Dinovember 2016, Day 30
In loving memory of Campephilus principalis, Mid-Pleistocene - AD 1944.  Name: Campephilus principalis Meaning: chief grub-lover Time: Holocene, c 70 years ago Place: southeastern United States Size: 53 centimetres (21 inches) long, wingspan over 76 centime...

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Dinovember 2016, Day 29
'Lambeosaurines? LAMBEOSAURINES? Saurolophus MEANS "crested reptile," sonny!' Name: Saurolophus angustirostris Meaning: narrow-beaked crested reptile Time: Late Cretaceous, c 72 million years ago Place: Mongolia Size: 13 metres (42.7 feet) long and at least...

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Dinovember 2016, Days 24-28
Wow, looks like I got behind again. Here's five dinosaurs in one go! Let's see... Shuvuuia: what's so great about a pair of arms? Name: Shuvuuia deserti Meaning: desert bird Time: Late Cretaceous, c 75 million years ago Place: Mongolia Size: about 60 centim...

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Dinovember 2016, Day 23
The nose knows. Or some nose pun, I guess? Name: Altirhinus kurzanovi Meaning: [discoverer Sergei] Kurzanov's high nose Time: Early Cretaceous, c 120 million years ago Place: Mongolia Size: about 6.5 metres (21.3 feet) long Type of Dinosaur: hadrosauroid ig...

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Dinovember 2016, Day 22
Unhappy that the tyrannosaurs were hogging the spotlight for short arms, Gualicho convergently evolved a set of nubby didactyl grabbers of its own. Name: Gualicho shinyae Meaning: [Field Museum fossil preparator Akiko] Shinya's gualichu [a South American fo...

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Dinovember 2016, Day 21
It seems I have gotten a day behind in posting. Oh well, I'll just post them the day after then... Kid, you got a lot of growing up to do. Name: Abydosaurus mcintoshi Meaning: [great sauropod specialist Jack] McIntosh's Abydos reptile [Abydos is the locatio...

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Dinovember 2016, Day 20
Ooh, look at Mr Fancy Frill and his secondary sex  characteristics! Aren't we all sooooo impressed!  Name: Kosmoceratops richardsoni Meaning: [discoverer Scott] Richardson's ornamental horned face Time: Late Cretaceous, c 76 million years ago Place: Utah Si...

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Dinovember 2016, Days 18 & 19
Armoured Edmontonia and Dyoplosaurus pass each other amongst the ferns on a steep embankment in what will one day be Canada's Dinosaur Provincial Park. Name: Edmontonia rugosidens Meaning: rough-toothed Edmontonian [the original material was found in what w...

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Dinovember 2016, Day 17
A big, arched nose and fun in the mud: Gryposaurus is my kind of dinosaur. Name: Gryposaurus monumentensis Meaning: [Grand Staircase-Escalante National] Monument hook-nosed reptile Time: Late Cretaceous, c 76 million years ago Place: Utah Size: generally ab...

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Dinovember 2016, Day 16
A snake snack. Name: Byronosaurus jaffei Meaning: [museum supporter] Byron Jaffe's reptile Time: Late Cretaceous, c 75 million years ago Place: Mongolia Size: around 1.4 metres (4.6 feet) long Type of Dinosaur: troodontid paravian (very near-bird predatory ...
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