Friday 19 April 2013

new dinosaur species discovered

Dinosaur 'fills fossil record gap'
By Helen Briggs BBC News
Dinosaur fossils unearthed in Madagascar are of a new species that roamed the Earth about 90 million years ago, say US researchers. The remains date back to a time when India and Madagascar were one landmass cut off from the rest of the world. Revealing the discovery in the journal PLOS ONE, scientists say the dinosaur was a bi-pedal meat-eater about the size of a large cow. It has been named Dahalokely tokana, which means "lonely small bandit". Madagascar is a treasure trove for palaeontologists, yielding thousands of well-preserved fossils.

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