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CNN article on Italian dinosaur
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LONDON, March 25 (Reuters) - Italian palaeontologists said on Wednesday
they had unearthed one of the best preserved dinosaurs found anywhere in
world, complete with internal organs and muscles.
The young theropod, named Scipionyx samniticus, is more than 110 million
years old and is a distant cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex, the biggest of
The Italian remains show the creature's windpipe, large intestine and
bits of liver.
In a report in the scientific journal Nature, Signore said the tissues
of the 330
mm (13 inch) long specimen were better preserved than those in dinosaurs
in Brazil and China.