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China’s Latest Gift to the World

by admin on 18th-November-2016

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The science publication, Scientific Reports, noted the accidental discovery of a new dinosaur by construction workers in China. According to the report, “The fossil constitutes a newly discovered dinosaur species.” Scientists speculated the creature died while stuck in mud. Experts believe this may explain the awkward position of the fossil’s body—the dinosaur’s limbs are splayed and its head and neck are raised. It is estimated the dinosaur probably lived 66 to 72 million years ago—the period just previous to when dinosaurs became extinct. Scientists have named the dinosaur species tongtianlong limosus. The name is a combination of Chinese and Latin. It means “muddy dragon on the road to heaven.”

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