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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
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)