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Re: Dinosaur with down



In a message dated 96-10-24 03:42:20 EDT, ap311@freenet.toronto.on.ca (Lora
E. Nelson) writes:

> Unfortunately, no mention was made as to when this discovery was made or
> to the name of the little critter.  Has it been named yet and if so, what is
> it called and to what groups of dinosaurs is it related?  Does anybody on
> the list have any information about this little animal? 

The unofficial name is _Sinosauropteryx prima_, announced Oct 11 in a news
article for the London _Times_ by science editor Nigel Hawkes. The name won't
become official until the formal description is published, maybe even later
this year (rush job, according to Phil Currie).