March 20, 2010

New Species Of Raptor Dinosaur Discovered

A new species of dinosaur, a relative of the famous Velociraptor, has been discovered in Inner Mongolia by two PhD students. The exceptionally well preserved dinosaur, named Linheraptor exquisitus, is the first near-complete skeleton of its kind to be found in the Gobi desert since 1972, and will help scientists work out the appearance of other closely related dinosaur species. PhD student Michael Pittman talks about his paleontological work in the deserts of Mongolia, where he and a colleague discovered the fossilized skeleton of a new species of dinosaur. Credit: University College London

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