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The small german theropod
Dear list members,
there's an interesting report (in German) at
"Röntgenstrahlen machen Saurier sichtbar" ("X-Rays make dinosaur visible")
It concern's the small juvenile theropod found in Bavaria in 1998, which is
dated at about 150ma.
According to this report:
The remains of this theropod are embedded in a slab of limestone, which is
broken into two parts. It's about 50cm long and 3 cm thick.
Preparation of the first piece exposed a skull with oversized teeth.
Conventional X-raying at the Jura-Museum Eichstätt yielded no results. So
scientists at the Fraunhofer-Institute examined this fossil by using
This showed that the slab contains only parts of the neck vertebrae and the
The report also states that this theropod is nicknamed "Borsti" due to
possesing a putative fur. (The german word "borstig" means bristly).
I think that it´s a shame that only the skull and some neck vertebrae were
found. But that's life and the vagaries of fossilization.
Heinz Peter Bredow