Friday, March 19, 2010

An exquisitus find

A brand new raptor species - of the dinosaur, not the bird, variety - has been found in the Inner Mongolia, China (insert appropriate Jurassic Park movie music here). The new dino, named Linheraptor exquisitus, was found in near-perfect condition and is an almost complete skeleton. L. exquisitus belongs to the Dromaeosauridae family of dinosaurs which is made up of theropods (such as velociraptor and T. rex) that lived during the Late Cretaceous period. It is approximately 2.5 meters long and would have weighed around 25 kilograms.

Read lots more about this discovery here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100319085257.htm
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