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New dinosaur species found in Madagascar


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#1    Saru

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 01:21 PM

The meat-eating Dahalokely tokana is thought to have roamed the Earth 90 million years ago.

BBC News said:

Dinosaur fossils unearthed in Madagascar are of a new species that roamed the Earth about 90 million years ago, say US researchers.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:23 PM

These stories are always a disappointment. The headline says New dinosaur species found in Madagascar, so naturally one would expect that they'd found an enclave of triceratops or Iguanadon roaming about, chomping on the undergrowth, but then we find they were roaming about, chomping the undergrowth, 90 million years ago. :(
Still, Dahalokely tokana is a top name, so I'll give them that.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 02:37 PM

I was hopimg they meant alive. ;)

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:58 PM

:(  no drawing of what it looked like...

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:37 PM

I Yahooed and found drawings.  It's fascinating to know the remains of something that existed 90 million years ago are still around, even bone fragments.


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 12:10 AM

It reminds me of Majungasaurus.

View PostLava_Lady, on 19 April 2013 - 06:58 PM, said:

:(  no drawing of what it looked like...

http://fc00.devianta...ndu-d626ykk.jpg ROAR!

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:01 AM

View PostSUPERSquatch, on 20 April 2013 - 12:10 AM, said:

It reminds me of Majungasaurus.



http://fc00.devianta...ndu-d626ykk.jpg ROAR!

But these are the bones they actually found:

http://images.itechp...osaur.jpg?w=600

And from these few bits they create an entire animal?


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:10 AM

View PostAbramelin, on 20 April 2013 - 06:01 AM, said:

But these are the bones they actually found:

http://images.itechp...osaur.jpg?w=600

And from these few bits they create an entire animal?

They can tell it's an abelisauroid, and from that they can draw a rough portrait of the animal.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:29 AM

What about a flying amphibians is there any. (^_^)





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