Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Giant Bird-Like Dinosaur Fossil Found in China

From The New York Times By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
Scientists have uncovered a huge surprise in the Inner Mongolia region of northern China: the fossil skeleton of an unusually robust bird-like dinosaur that lived 70 million years ago. The animal appeared to be a young adult 25 feet long and weighing 3,000 pounds and, if it had lived longer, would probably have grown even larger.

Paleontologists ...emphasized that the new specimen did not challenge the theorized dinosaur-bird link.

Pending formal scientific naming, the multinational team of scientists has been informally referring to the aggressive, carnivorous, giant bird brain as "W".

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