Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Korean carnivore

Previously, paleontologists in South Korea have only found fragments of bones belonging to theropod dinosaurs, but the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage has announced the discovery of the first fully intact specimen (IMAGE ABOVE). The fossil, preserved in a Mesozoic geologic formation in Hadong, is a mere 11" (28 cm) tall, making it one of the smallest dinosaurs to have ever been found in South Korea. It may in fact be a juvenile and may also have a companion fossilized in the 110-120 million-year-old stratum next to it.

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