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"Sleeping dragon" links dinosaurs to birds



Tomorrow, October 13, 2004, the journal, _Nature_, will publish a report of an Early Cretaceous 53 cm long troodontid from the Liaoning Province of China which is preserved in a characteristically bird-like sleeping position. The authors include Xu Xing and Mark Norell. See http://www.mg.co.za/Content/l3.asp?cg=BreakingNews-InternationalNews&ao=123644. The newspaper article offers no details, but it refers to the animal as "Mei Long."
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"Dino Guy" Ralph W. Miller III
Docent at the California Academy of Sciences
proud member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology