Unknown dinosaur almost blown to oblivion

Started by gash, November 16, 2016, 11:37:09 am

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A newly discovered species of dinosaur has been identified from an extraordinarily complete Chinese fossil almost destroyed by dynamite.

It was preserved raising its beaked head, with feathered wings outstretched in the mud it was mired in when it died 72 million years ago.

The new creature has been named Tongtianlong limosus, "muddy dragon on the road to heaven".

The discovery is published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports.  http://nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/srep35780

Read more @ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37902583
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