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2009-03-17 10:20:00

Canadian paleontologists have discovered the remains of the smallest meat-eating dinosaur known to roam North America. Hesperonychus elizabethae looked like a Velociraptor, but the carnivorous mini-dinosaur found in the swamps and forests of southern Alberta was barely the size of a chicken "” weighing only around 4-to-5 pounds. Nicholas Longrich of the University of Calgary said it probably hunted and ate whatever it could for its size "” insects, mammals, amphibians and maybe...

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...

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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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