A definitive geological timeline shows that a series of massive volcanic explosions 66 million years ago spewed enormous amounts of climate-altering gases into the atmosphere immediately before and during the extinction event that claimed Earth’s non-avian dinosaurs, according to new research from Princeton.

The results support the idea that the Deccan Traps played a role in the K-Pg extinction, and challenge the dominant theory that a meteorite impact near present-day Chicxulub, Mexico, was the sole cause of the extinction…

Kileskus aristocus


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NameKileskus aristocus

Name Meaning: Lizard

First Described: 2010

Described By: Averianov

ClassificationDinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Averostra, Tetanurae, Orionides, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Tyrannosauroidea, Proceratosauridae 

Kileskus was another generic tyrannosauroid from the Bathonian age of the Middle Jurassic, about 165 million years ago, making it a very early tyrannosauroid, and one of the earliest ones. It is known from a partial skull which includes a crest rising up from the snout. It was found in the Krasnoyarsk Krai in Russia and given the sparse materials for it, very little can be said except for its basal position in the proceratosaurid group. 




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