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Falcarius, new therezinosaur from Utah



From: Ben Creisler bh480@scn.org

In case this news item has not been mentioned yet:

http://www.utah.edu/unews/releases/05/may/dinoveg.html

Killer Dinosaurs Turned Vegetarian
Utah Dinosaur Bones Reveal Missing Link in Evolution of 
Diet

May 4, 2005 -- Scientists have discovered a mass 
graveyard of bird-like feathered dinosaurs in Utah. The 
previously unknown species provides clues about how 
vicious meat-eaters related to Velociraptor ultimately 
evolved into plant-munching vegetarians.

Discovery of the bizarre new species, Falcarius 
utahensis, is reported in the Thursday May 5 issue of the 
journal Nature by paleontologists from the Utah 
Geological Survey and the Utah Museum of Natural History 
at the University of Utah.
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