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A “gargoyle lizard” from Late Jurassic Wyoming. It was named for a sculptured gutter in the form of a grotesque monster, used to decorate Gothic churches (from French gargouille). It was named for the resemblance of the skull to the head of a gargoyle in profile. Named by Kenneth Carpenter (Denver Museum of Natural History), Gregory A. Miles, and Cloward in 1998.
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-sauria, -saurian +
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