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New species of dinosaur discovered
Posted on Saturday, 20 March, 2010 |
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Scientists have discovered a new species of dinosaur that is believed to be a close relative of Velociraptor.
The fossil remains were found in sediments in Inner Mongolia and are over 65 million years old.
Scientists have discovered a new species of dinosaur that was closely related to the Velociraptor.
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#1 Posted by
on 20 March, 2010, 13:40
anybody know why it's called a Linheraptor? Does Linhe stand for something?
#2 Posted by
on 20 March, 2010, 13:59
Seems like it's the name of the place it was found. Some dinosaurs are named that way, or named for their finders or in respect to someone.
#3 Posted by
on 20 March, 2010, 14:13
ah thx Shadowsot! I was hoping for a cooler explanation though
#4 Posted by
on 20 March, 2010, 14:26
Yeah, reading the PDF on the find, I was expecting it to have something to do with the unique features it displayed. Then I ended up just running the name in Google and finding out where it was.
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