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Paleontologists have discovered the remains of a large meat-eating dinosaur with a breathing apparatus much like a modern bird, fortifying the link between birds and dinosaurs and helping to explain the evolution of birds' unique system of breathing.
Aerosteon, meaning "air bone", is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Santonian age of the Late Cretaceous Period (84 million years ago). It lived in what is now Argentina. It was discovered in 1996 in the province of Mendoza. The type, and only known, species is A. riocoloradensis. Its specific name refers to the Rio Colorado Formation where it was found. Aerosteon is known from a single tooth, some cranial bones, partial vertebrae from the neck, back, and sacrum, some ribs, and...
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.