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Sinornithosaurus (derived fro  a combination of Latin and Greek, meaning "Chinese bird-lizard") is a genus of bird-like feathered dinosaur that lived in the Early Cretaceous, about 125 million years ago.


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Xiphactinus ( from Latin and Greek for "sword ray" ) is an extinct genus of large marine predary fish that existed in the late Cretaceous Period, between 99 and 65 million years ago.


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Corythosaurus (meaning "helmet-lizard) was a large, plant-eating, duck-billed dinosaur that lived in the Cretaceous Period, 80 - 65 million years ago. It was 9-10 m long, 2 m tall at the hips, and weighed about 5 tons.


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Chasmosaurus is a genus of beaked, plant-eating dinosaurs that lived during the Upper Cretaceous Period, between 76 - 70 million years ago. The name means "opening lizard", referring to large openings in its frill.


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Struthiomimus ("ostrich mimic", the name derived from Greek "strutheios" meaning 'of the ostrich' and  "mimos" meaning 'imitator') is a genus of omnivorous bird-like dinosaurs, bearing a superficial resemblance to modern ostriches, that lived in the late Cretaceous period, 80 - 66 million years ago.


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Centrosaurus is a genus of four-legged, plant-eating dinosaurs that existed in the late Cretaceous period, about 75 million years ago. The name means "pointed lizard" (from Greek "kentron" meaning point or prickle, and "sauros" meaning lizard) and refers to the series of bony projections that run along the edges of their frills.


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Muttaburrasaurus is a genus of large herbivorous dinosaur that lived in what is today Australia during the early Cretaceous Period, between 112 and 99 million years ago. It was named after Muttaburra, the site in Queensland, Australia, where it was found, in 1963.


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Mosasaurus is a genus of extinct aquatic reptiles that existed in the late Cretaceous Period, between 70 and 66 million years ago. The name means 'Meuse lizard', as the first specimen of this prehistoric animal was found near the Meuse River in the Netherlands.


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Globidens ("globe teeth') is an extinct genus of large marine reptiles that lived during the Late Cretaceous Period, between 75 and 67 million years ago.


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Velociraptor, meaning "swift seizer", was a medium-sized predator that lived in the Cretaceous Period, 85 - 80 million years ago. It was a fast-running, two-legged carnivorous animal, 1.5 - 2 m long and about 1 m tall, weighing up to 15 kg. It had three-fingered clawed hands and long, thin legs with four-toed clawed feet. Its body was covered with feathers.


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