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New Dino Was Good At Grinding

  • 26-05-2010 11:55pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Jeyawati rugoculus (meaning 'grinding mouth, wrinkly eye') lived around 90 million years ago and is a close relative of the ancestor of the famous duck-billed hadrosaurs that were some of the most common dinosaurs of the late Cretaceous period.
    Jeyawati apparently endured a hard life," said Andrew T. McDonald, lead author of the study and a doctoral candidate in Penn's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. "Several of the rib fragments have a swollen, rough surface, indicating that the animal suffered broken ribs at some point in its life and that those injuries healed before the animal's death."

    Although the fossil remains were discovered in 1996, it has only now been confirmed that the species is unique. Jeyawati is a member of an assemblage of dinosaurs and other animals unknown as recently as 15 years ago.

    Read all about it here.


    PS: Dont google ''Jeyawati'. You just find pictures of some weird skin disease. :eek:
    Look at this picture of the dino instead.
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    Image by Lukas Panzarin


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