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Talos sampsoni, new troodontid

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    Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 mod Adam Khor


    Talos, new troodontid

    I am loving the name; I used to be scared of Talos from Jason and the Argonauts as a kid :D

    The new dinosaur is a troodontid, smaller than Troodon, that lived during the late Cretaceous in Utah, alongside Teratophoneus, Utahceratops and Kosmoceratops.

    It is so named because the holotype seemingly succumbed to a foot injury, like the automaton Talos from Greek mythology.

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    talos-sampsoni.jpg

    http://www.livescience.com/16129-raptor-dinosaur-fossil-talon-weapon.html
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