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Eggs Of Enigmatic Dinosaur Discovered
2012-04-11 03:58:13

An Argentine-Swedish research team has reported a 70 million years old pocket of fossilized bones and unique eggs of an enigmatic birdlike dinosaur in Patagonia. What makes the discovery unique are the two eggs preserved near articulated bones of its hindlimb. This is the first time the eggs are found in a close proximity to skeletal remains of an alvarezsaurid dinosaur, says Dr. Martin Kundrát, dinosaur expert from the group of Professor Per Erik Ahlberg at Uppsala...

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2010-01-28 14:45:00

Scientists' find describes how one family of dinosaurs came to look like birds--independent of birds Through an expedition to the Gobi Desert of China, scientists have solved the puzzle of how one group of dinosaurs came to look like birds--independent of birds. The discovery extends the fossil record of the family Alvarezsauridae--a bizarre group of bird-like dinosaurs with a large claw on the hand and very short, powerful arms--back 63 million years, further distancing the group from birds...

2008-09-25 12:00:17

Canadian scientists announced the discovery of the fossil of a species of tiny dinosaur that's the smallest dinosaur yet found in North America. University of Calgary paleontology researcher Nick Longrich said the unusual dinosaur was the size of a chicken, ran on two legs and scoured the ancient forest floor for termites. The fossil was found by Longrick and University of Alberta paleontologist Philip Currie during the excavation of an ancient bone bed near Red Deer, Alberta. "These are...

2008-09-23 16:57:58

Even in the dinosaur world, the small and dainty existed, in the form of a mini-dino that likely didn't terrorize any creatures other than termites. The newly described dinosaur, called Albertonykus borealis, was about the size of a chicken and is now considered the smallest dinosaur to have existed in North America. "These are bizarre animals. They have long and slender legs, stumpy arms with huge claws and tweezer-like jaws," said researcher Nick Longrich, a paleontologist at...

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2008-09-23 15:45:00

Remains of Cretaceous 'anteater' found during Albertosaurus dig reveal new species of tiny dino An unusual breed of dinosaur that was the size of a chicken, ran on two legs and scoured the ancient forest floor for termites is the smallest dinosaur species found in North America, according to a University of Calgary researcher who analyzed bones found during the excavation of an ancient bone bed near Red Deer, Alberta. "These are bizarre animals. They have long and slender legs, stumpy arms...


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2010-02-03 16:42:50

Mononykus, meaning "one claw", is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (70 Million Years Ago). It was discovered in the Nemegt Formation in Mongolia. The remains of the first discovered specimen consist of a partial skeleton lacking a tail. Only small skull fragments have been recovered as well. Later discoveries included the tail, which was relatively short, and a complete skull, which showed a unique toothless form. However, these newer discoveries have since been...

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