Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Primitive therizinosauroid from Utah

Love the name. Love the cool, new critter. Love the rock unit from wince it came. Now this is a dinosaur discovery! I like MaBarker's ideas on its ecological niche.

"The 125-million-year-old fossils, from the dinosaur Falcarius utahensis, were discovered in a graveyard of hundreds, if not thousands, of individuals. Though it may have eaten meat, Falcarius's teeth and guts show the first signs of the species's change toward a leafy, green diet, said James Kirkland, a paleontologist at the Utah Geological Survey in Salt Lake City.

Read the rest of the article on
National Geographic

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