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2009-03-16 08:15:00

A herd of young birdlike dinosaurs met their death on the muddy margins of a lake some 90 million years ago, according to a team of Chinese and American paleontologists that excavated the site in the Gobi Desert in western Inner Mongolia. The sudden death of the herd in a mud trap provides a rare snapshot of social behavior. Composed entirely of juveniles of a single species of ornithomimid dinosaur (Sinornithomimus dongi), the herd suggests that immature individuals were left to fend for...


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2009-10-16 17:39:42

Harpymimus, meaning "Harpies mimic", is a genus of dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period of what is now Mongolia. Only one species is known: H. oklandnikovi. It was found in the Shinekhudug Formation at Dundgov, Mongolia. Harpymimus possibly migrated from Asia during the Early Cretaceous and ended up in North America sometime before the Late Cretaceous Period. The skull of Harpymimus was relatively complete, though badly crushed, which obscured some detail of its anatomy. Evidence...

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2009-08-11 17:21:14

Beishanlong is a genus of giant ornithomimosaurian dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period of China 100 to 125 million years ago. It was described in 2009 by a team of Chinese and American paleontologists. The type species is B. grandis. Three fossils were discovered in northwestern China, in the province of Gansu. This dinosaur was closely related to the Harpymimus. Together, these two dinosaurs split off from the main ornithomimosaurian branch of dinosaurs just below Garudimimus....

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