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New species of dinosaur discovered

Posted on Saturday, 20 March, 2010 | Comment icon 4 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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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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Comment icon #1 Posted by Triade on 20 March, 2010, 13:40
anybody know why it's called a Linheraptor? Does Linhe stand for something?
Comment icon #2 Posted by ShadowSot on 20 March, 2010, 13:59
Seems like it's the name of the place it was found. Linhe District Some dinosaurs are named that way, or named for their finders or in respect to someone.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Triade on 20 March, 2010, 14:13
ah thx Shadowsot! I was hoping for a cooler explanation though
Comment icon #4 Posted by ShadowSot on 20 March, 2010, 14:26
ah thx Shadowsot! I was hoping for a cooler explanation though 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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