Paleontologist discovers tiny terrifying dinosaur – beak of a parrot, fangs of a vampire

Dr. Paul C. Sereno, a paleontologist at University of Chicago has discovered a new dinosaur, from The Register:

A two-foot long dinosaur with the beak of a parrot, teeth of a vampire and covered in some sort of bristly quill stuff…the Pegomastax africanus scampered around the earth 200 million years ago 다운로드.

Called Pego, and judging by the illustration, the beast was terrifying with fangs in its beak and sharp quills down it’s back 다운로드. But it would have weighed less than a house cat and was a herbivore – speculation is that the fangs were for fighting during mating competitions umc.

The fossil was surprisingly well preserved in volcano ash, allowing Dr. Sereno to study the bristles in addition to the bones. And the reason for this discovery is the Doctor finally pulled the fossil out of his desk drawer 다운로드. It had been sitting there for 50 years collecting dust. Now, he is moving on to the second drawer.

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