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Kentrosaurus aethiopicus was a cousin of the Stegosaurus which lived in Africa during the late Jurassic period, around 155-150 million years ago. It stood out from its North American cousin by having narrower plates, a greater number of spikes on its tail, and then a pair of large spikes sticking out of its shoulder. 22 more words
Deep in a Cretaceous jungle where dinosaurs roam free, this primitive bird is stretching its wings while perched on a mossy tree branch. It’s probably one of the Enantiornithes, which thrived throughout the Cretaceous Period before becoming extinct along with all the non-avian dinosaurs. 14 more words
Oh my, how time flies. When life get’s in the way, it keeps on getting.
These last few month I have been so preoccupied by other projects, museum- and research-wise, that by now, I am pretty sure, most of you have simply checked Mary Annings wiki-page to find out how our palaeontology super-heroine story ends. 820 more words
Yehuecauhceratops mudei was a ceratopsian dinosaur that roamed Mexico around 72 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period. Though known only from fragmentary remains, these are enough to show it was relatively small, with a length around three meters (or less than ten feet). 21 more words