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Bunnysaurus




On Wednesday, September 18, 2002, at 12:28 PM, Nick Gardner wrote:

"Rabbit-like dinosaurs once roamed China"
September 18, 2002 Posted: 1456 GMT

In March 2001, over 100 dinosaur footprints were found in China's Gansu province

BALTIMORE, Maryland (AP) -- A bucktoothed, rabbit-like dinosaur related to Tyrannosaurus Rex [sic] and other predators lived in China 128 million years ago, researchers report.

The bucked teeth suggest the dinosaur was an herbivore rather than a meat-eater like its relatives, reported Xing Xu and colleagues at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

*Clearly* they have never watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail...

The size of the teeth in the fossil vary widely. The front teeth appear two to three times longer than teeth further back, which is almost unheard of, Smith said.

How do these teeth compare to Protarchaeopteryx? (I've had this thing to fall out at the base of the oviraptor radiation below caudipteryx and avimimids, but on rather scanty evidence)


        -nL