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Massospondylus

Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Massospondylidae — an herbivorous dinosaur (no common name).

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek μάσσων (massōn, "longer") + σπόνδυλος (spondulos, "vertebra")

Examples

  • The embryos belong to the early sauropodomorph dinosaur called Massospondylus

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  • Also, yesterday I finished reading the paper on Massospondylus kaalae and began reading "The Postcranial Osteology of Rapetosaurus [Sauropoda; Titanosauria] from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar."

    Vic Chesnutt (1964-2009), RIP

  • I don't know if there's a copy of the paper on the Internet, but it's titled "Were the basal sauropodomorph dinosaurs Plateosaurus and Massospondylus habitual quadrupeds?" by Bonnan M. and Senter P.

    Life's Time Capsule: me, 3D and Plateosaurus...

  • Massospondylus carinatus Owen, 1854 isn't one of those flashy dinosaurs that has a lot of popular appeal to the crowds, but as you can see from the name, it has been known for a long time first described by Richard Owen in 1854, and many specimens of various ages have been found—if you aren't familiar with what this beastie looks like, here are some photos of a fossilized adult and a reconstruction.

    The Panda's Thumb: July 2005 Archives

  • Continue reading Massospondylus embryos on Pharyngula

    The Panda's Thumb: July 2005 Archives

  • Continue reading Massospondylus embryos on Pharyngula

    Massospondylus embryos - The Panda's Thumb

  • Massospondylus carinatus Owen, 1854 isn't one of those flashy dinosaurs that has a lot of popular appeal to the crowds, but as you can see from the name, it has been known for a long time first described by Richard Owen in 1854, and many specimens of various ages have been found—if you aren't familiar with what this beastie looks like, here are some photos of a fossilized adult and a reconstruction.

    Massospondylus embryos - The Panda's Thumb

  • A Canadian-led team of international researchers has unearthed the 190-million-year-old nesting site of the prosauropod dinosaur Massospondylus - predating previously known nesting grounds by 100 million years - at an excavation site in South Africa.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • U of T Mississauga paleontologist Robert Reisz talks in front of a fossil of an adult Massospondylus while presenting his new study, co-authored with David Evans of Royal Ontario Museum, on the oldest dinosaur nursery nest site found with 190-million-year old fossils at Golden Gate Highlands National Park in South Africa.

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  • U of T Mississauga paleontologist Robert Reisz talks in front of a fossil of an adult Massospondylus while presenting his new study, co-authored with David Evans of Royal Ontario Museum, on the oldest dinosaur nursery nest site found with 190-million-year old fossils at Golden Gate Highlands National Park in South Africa.

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