Found in China: Most Primitive Orinthopod

One of two perfectly preserved fossil skeletons of the newly discovered burrowing dinosaur Changmiania liaoningensis and an artist's rendering of the species. (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences / Carine Ciselet)

A Possible Victim of a Volcanic Eruption, Proficient Digging Dinosaur Found in China

Health Editor’s Note: This newly found dinosaur was named for its sleeping posture when it was trapped in an underground chamber where it either suffocated or starved to death. The dinosaur’s unpleasant death give us a perfectly preserved skeleton….Carol


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  1. Nifty. I will try to find a reason for ‘Natural Selection’ to prefer development of such a long tail, most of it a single bone segment.

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