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Pyroraptor

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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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Anyone got any more information? Pictures? Artist's depictions?

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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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Oh, thanks. ^_^ He's pretty.

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Cool, kind of resembles an over-sized velociraptor.

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actualy Solofront, they are smaller...

In Dinosaur Planet, they had a section on one

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

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