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Tiny baby dinosaur unearthed in China


Posted on Tuesday, 7 May, 2013 | Comment icon 9 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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The fossilized skeleton of a newly discovered subspecies of therapod dinosaur has been discovered.

The infant coelurosaur belongs to the same group of dinosaurs as Tyrannosaurus Rex and when fully grown could have reached upwards of 25ft in length. Scientists believe it would have walked the Earth 161 million years ago and preyed on lizards, small mammals and early crocodilians.

Biologist James Clark and his team made the discovery at the Shishugou Formation in a remote part of Xinjiang. "All that was exposed on the surface was a bit of the leg," he said. "We were pleasantly surprised to find a skull buried in the rock too." It is believed that the baby coelurosaur was around 12 months old when it died.

"Scientists have discovered the fossilized skeleton of a baby dinosaur representing a new species of coelurosaur, a group of theropods that includes ancient beasts like T."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by The New Richard Nixon on 6 May, 2013, 15:49
ahh Still...i thought it was actually alive!!!!
Comment icon #2 Posted by third_eye on 6 May, 2013, 16:04
godzilla moved over the straits eh ? lol
Comment icon #3 Posted by Still Waters on 6 May, 2013, 16:09
Now that really would be a piece of news!
Comment icon #4 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 6 May, 2013, 16:14
I thought the same thing
Comment icon #5 Posted by paperdyer on 7 May, 2013, 15:21
If not alive, I thought at least preserved in amber or something similar
Comment icon #6 Posted by YukiEsmaElite0 on 7 May, 2013, 19:01
Ah, a short lived life, ja? people live so much longer than dinosaurs!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Andromedan Starseed 333 on 7 May, 2013, 23:04
damn that sucks that it died so early in in his lifetime.but a little t-Rex that pretty cool though.I'm more and prefer the raptor lol.science uncovers more and more everyday.maybe one day we will find out what really killed them.
Comment icon #8 Posted by ShadowOfMothman on 8 May, 2013, 9:23
Actually, it's not a Tyrannosaurus. But yeah, it's pretty cool indeed.
Comment icon #9 Posted by jesspy on 8 May, 2013, 12:00
So its not alive? Awwww


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