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Opisthocoelicaudia is a genus of sauropod dinosaur of the Late Cretaceous discovered in the Nemegt Formation in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia. Named and described by Polish paleontologist Maria Magdalena Borsuk-Białynicka in 1977, the type species is Opisthocoelicaudia skarzynskii. A well-preserved skeleton lacking only the head and neck was unearthed in 1965 by Polish and Mongolian scientists, making Opisthocoelicaudia one of the best known sauropods from the Late Cretaceous. Tooth marks on this skeleton indicate that large carnivorous dinosaurs had fed on the carcass. Two more specimens have been found, including part of a shoulder and a fragmentary tail. A relatively small sauropod, Opisthocoelicaudia measured about 11.4–13 metres (37–43 ft) in length. Like other sauropods, it would have been characterised by a small head sitting on a very long neck and a barrel-shaped trunk carried by four column-like legs. It may have been able to rear on its hind legs. (Full article...)
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The American comedy television series Community was nominated for and won a variety of awards during its run. The series, created by Dan Harmon (pictured), ran on NBC and Yahoo! Screen from September 17, 2009, to June 2, 2015, and centers around the members of a diverse study group attending Greendale Community College. It was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards during its run, including a nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the episode "Remedial Chaos Theory", and won one for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation for "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas". It was also nominated for ten Critics' Choice Television Awards, winning for Best Comedy Series in 2012. In addition, the series received six Satellite Award nominations (winning one), three TCA Award nominations, two People's Choice Award nominations, and one Hugo Award nomination, among others. (Full list...)
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