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New Dinosaur Species Discovered In South Africa

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the what's-old-is-new dept.

Science 2

silentcoder writes "Scientists at Johannesburg's University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa today announced the discovery of a previously unknown species of dinosaur. The new species was named Aardonyx Celestae from the Afrikaans word for "earth" and the Greek for claw. Earthclaw is particularly interesting as it provides a crucial link between the early dinosaurs and the later giant Sauropods. It was discovered during a routine dig on a farm in the Northern Free State (South Africa's central province). Two other species were discovered on the same site, but their announcement will only happen later after further laboratory testing has been done."

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I wonder what it would look like... (1)

Rip Dick (1207150) | more than 4 years ago | (#30068918)

for this dinosaur to kill Nedry.

Re:I wonder what it would look like... (1)

HBoar (1642149) | more than 4 years ago | (#30069028)

Probably not too exciting. The linked story states that it was a slow moving, small headed herbivore. Maybe akin to being killed by a large cow...
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