First known venomous dinosaur found
By T.K. Randall
January 3, 2010 · 16 comments
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The first ever known venomous dinosaur has been discovered, a fearsome feathered predator that lived 125 million years ago.
Sinornithosaurus millenii was a small dinosaur the size of a turkey however its bite would have proven a death sentence to any animal unfortunate enough to be at the receiving end of its paralysing poison.
Scientists believe that the species could be vital in the understanding of how the use of venom by predators evolved and how it came to be used by modern day snakes and other creatures.
A feathered predator that lived 125 million years ago has been revealed as the first-known venomous dinosaur, which paralysed its prey with poison in a similar way to some snakes.
Source: Times Online
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