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Dinosaurs may go extinct... again

By T.K. Randall
May 21, 2011 · Comment icon 10 comments



Image Credit: David Monniaux
Paleontologists suspect that at least 50 species of dinosaur might have been incorrectly identified.
Nanotyrannus for instance was initially believed to be a unique species until John Horner realised that it was actually a young Tyrannosaurus rex. The youngsters looked and behaved so differently to their adult counterparts that it was difficult to determine that they were actually one and the same.
Certain dinosaurs may go extinct -- again -- since they may have only existed in the minds of paleontologists. Dino expert John Horner and others suspect that at least 50 dinosaurs on the record books now have been incorrectly identified. According to a Science journal report, "it's time to start culling the herd. "


Source: Discovery News | Comments (10)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Blue Lizard 12 years ago
Are we just recycling old news now? http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/viewnews.php?id=165962
Comment icon #2 Posted by Lorelei 12 years ago
I didn't get to see the original article, so I really enjoyed it. I also didn't know that "new" dinosaurs were being found at such a fast rate. Thanks for sharing!
Comment icon #3 Posted by DigitalDreamer 12 years ago
Are we just recycling old news now? http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/viewnews.php?id=165962 I was going to type that as well
Comment icon #4 Posted by livexxlaughxxlove 12 years ago
OMG...that be like so freaking amazing!! I mean come on if dinosaurs came back to life like now what I been seeing on YouTube what people hae been adding about space and and stuff the dinos could may possibly come back. but how tho? I've seen acutally a dino that was a T Rex look thru my window, I could of sworn I saw a glimpse of his face and eye the way he was looking thru the window, lol and i've also heard thumps and how they walk it's crazy. I layed in my bed and listened to it walk around the streets infront of my house. If they came back to life what would we all do?
Comment icon #5 Posted by Blues Girl 12 years ago
OMG...that be like so freaking amazing!! I mean come on if dinosaurs came back to life like now what I been seeing on YouTube what people hae been adding about space and and stuff the dinos could may possibly come back. but how tho? I've seen acutally a dino that was a T Rex look thru my window, I could of sworn I saw a glimpse of his face and eye the way he was looking thru the window, lol and i've also heard thumps and how they walk it's crazy. I layed in my bed and listened to it walk around the streets infront of my house. If they came back to life what would we all do? Ya...you might want... [More]
Comment icon #6 Posted by livexxlaughxxlove 12 years ago
How do I remove the post I made, about the whoe dino thingy, who takes control of this? does anyone know? thnks you.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Blues Girl 12 years ago
How do I remove the post I made, about the whoe dino thingy, who takes control of this? does anyone know? thnks you. A mod would have to delete it
Comment icon #8 Posted by livexxlaughxxlove 12 years ago
OMG...that be like so freaking amazing!! I mean come on if dinosaurs came back to life like now what I been seeing on YouTube what people hae been adding about space and and stuff the dinos could may possibly come back.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Doctor_Strangelove 12 years ago
Well, second time's the charm.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Blues Girl 12 years ago
Well, second time's the charm. lol


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