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#1    dragonlady_mothman

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 04:42 PM

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Pyroraptor
A New Meat-Eating Dinosaur Found in France
July 22, 2000

Pyroraptor is a newly-discovered meat-eating dinosaur. A very incomplete skeleton of this deinonychosaur (an advanced theropod) was found in France. Pyroraptor means "fire thief"; it was given this name because it was found after a forest fire. Pyroraptor was named by Allain and Taquet in 2000.
Pyroraptor was a meat-eating dinosaur that lived during the late Cretaceous period. The type species is P. olympius. Pyroraptor may be the same as Variraptor (another recent find from France).


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Posted 02 October 2005 - 04:50 PM

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Pyroraptor
Pyroraptor olympius
  
  
Pronounced: Pie-row-Rap-tore
Diet: Carnivore (meat-eater)
Name Means: "Fire Raider"
Length: unknown (small)
Height: unknown
Weight: unknown
Time: Late Cretaceous - 76 MYA

Pyroraptor is the first positively identified member of the raptor family found in Europe. This was a small, fast hunter that lived near the end of the age of dinosaurs. The specimen is known from only a few bones, but they are enough to give scientists a good idea of what this little dinosaur would have looked like. Some paleontologists believe it would have closely resembled the small, bird-like dinosaurs recently discovered in China.

Pyroraptor was found associated with fossils representing a number of other creatures, including Rhabdodon, a nodosaur, a titanosaur, a ceratopsian and some Late Cretaceous reptiles.

The origin of the dromaeosaurs has long been debated. A number of prominent scientists believe they originated in North America, possibly the area that was adjacent to Europe in the very Early Cretaceous.


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Posted 02 October 2005 - 04:51 PM

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 04:52 PM

Oh, thanks.  happy.gif He's pretty.

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 09:05 PM

Cool, kind of resembles an over-sized velociraptor.

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 12:50 AM

actualy Solofront, they are smaller...
In Dinosaur Planet, they had a section on one

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Posted 09 October 2005 - 03:51 PM

http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum...showtopic=47476

Dragonlady, surely you remember this where we have a BIG picture of Pod.



And this which I just found which has info on Pod if you look through it.


http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/dinos...dinoviewer.html

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 01:37 AM

raptors are very cool indeed, this is always interesting to read about a new discovery.





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