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New, Weird Dinosaur

Cover of January, 1915 National Geographic Mag...

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Those who know me are aware of my fondness for extinct creatures.

Now they’ve found a new one: Concavenator corcovatus.

The European fossil is a predator that has feathers on it’s forearms and a strange hump on it’s back, right above it’s rear legs.

The find adds even more weight to the theory that some species of dinosaurs eventually evolved into birds.

National Geographic reports that the beast:

was an early member of the carcharodontosaurids (“shark-toothed lizards”), a dinosaur group that later gave rise to massive, fanged predators outside Europe—for example, a meat-eating carcharodontosaurid dinosaur with “steak knife” teeth.

There’s a great picture at the Nat Geo site. Check it out.

-Chris

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