Sunday, October 10, 2010

Dinosaur Species Excavated At China

Scientists in China have exposed the fossils of a beforehand-mysterious dinosaur group - a meat-eating theropod on Beijing at Oct 10.

Dong Zhiming, a researcher from the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology said, ‘the fossils of the dinosaur were unearthed at Longshan in Yi Autonomous Prefecture of Chuxiong in September”.

The dinosaur was anticipated to have lived before 180 million years, or during the near the beginning of Jurassic Period, the People's Daily reported Sunday.

Dong Zhiming also said, the size of the Dinosaur is 120 cm long and 70 cm tall and it also had a long tail and sharp teeth.

The excavated dinosaur was associated to the Coelophysises Dinosaurs. These Coelophysises were small, meat-eating dinosaurs and they were lived in the North American continent in the late Triassic period.

The officials said that the new species will be named after a more detailed research.

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