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Old 10 May 2017, 11:40 PM
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Scientists from the Royal Ontario Museum have recently discovered the fossil of a 75-million-year-old species of armoured dinosaur, or ankylosaur, which was unusually well-preserved — and oddly familiar to movie buffs.

Meet Zuul crurivastator — destroyer of shins — whose discovery is being discussed in the Royal Society Open Science journal.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/ne...zuul-1.4105047

I would like to nominate Zull, Destroyer of Shins as the most awesome name for anything ever.
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I would like to nominate Zull, Destroyer of Shins as the most awesome name for anything ever.
I saw an article about this on my twitter feed earlier, except, for some reason, they put a picture of slimmer with the header.


I was like "They named the dinosaur Slimer?"

Zuul makes much more sense....can't wait for Vince Clortho, though
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How about a "Vigosaurus"?
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They should do Veego next, have to keep them in order, right? There is already a Carpathochitioides genus that dates to the Triassic-Jurassic period.
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My dad's a retired entomologist. One of his colleagues named a bug after the Grateful Dead. Actually, there's a bug named after my dad because he won a bet with that same colleague.
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There's also a dinosaur named after Mark Knopfler. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masiakasaurus
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