New, Weird Dinosaur
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.
- First Ever Hump-Backed Dinosaur Could Eat Humans For Brunch (gizmodo.com.au)
- Hump-Backed Feathered Dino Discovered (newser.com)
- New humpbacked dinosaur called ‘the hunchback hunter from Cuenca’ (theglobeandmail.com)
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