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2008-12-18 08:55:44

On Tuesday, researchers reported the discovery of a new species of raptor in Argentina, one of the largest of its kind. The creature would have weighed nearly 800 pounds and been 15 feet long with very short arms, resembling a Tyrannosaurus. The raptor was a slender, two-legged hunter.  The creature has gained recent popularity through books and movies like Jurassic Park. The discovery brings new information into the discussion of the evolution of dromaeosaurids, which were intelligent,...

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2013-02-12 13:34:53

Deinonychus is a genus of carnivorous dromaeosaurid dinosaurs. There’s one described species, Deinonychus antirrhopus. These dinosaurs, which were capable of growing to be 11 ft long, lived during the early Cretaceous Period, around 115 to 108 million years ago. Fossils have been uncovered from the U.S states of Wyoming, Montana, and Oklahoma, in rocks of the Cloverly Formation and Antlers Formation, though teeth that might belong to Deinonychus have been found much farther east in...

2011-04-11 17:00:22

Tianyuraptor, meaning "Tianyu thief," is a genus of dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the Barremian and Aptian stages of the Early Cretaceous Period (129 to 122 million years ago). It was discovered in western Liaoning, China in the Dawangzhangzi Bed of the Yixian Formation. While similar to other dromaeosaurids that have been discovered in Liaoning, it is somewhat more primitive. The type specimen, which was described in 2009, shows features not previously known in Northern Hemisphere...

2009-08-12 13:10:17

Buitreraptor or "vulture raider" is a genus of dromaeosaurid dinosaur that was found in Argentina. It was discovered in sandstone in Patagonia, Argentina and first described in 2005 by Peter Makovicky, curator of dinosaurs at the Field Museum of Chicago. Buitreraptor was found in the same bone bed as Giganotosaurus, one of the largest known carnivorous dinosaurs. B. gonzalezorum is the only known species of the genus Buitreraptor. Buitreraptor lived about 90 million years ago, when South...

2009-08-05 13:34:03

Austroraptor, meaning "southern Thief", is a genus of dinosaur that lived during the Cretaceous Period about 70 million years ago. It was found in what is now Argentina. The type species, A. cabazai, was described in 2008 by Fernando Novas of the Argentina Museum of Natural Sciences. It was discovered in the Late Cretaceous deposits near Rio Negro Province of Argentina. The specific name honors Alberto Cabaza, who founded the museum where the specimen was studied. Austroraptor was...

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