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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2019 2:09 p.m. PST

"A new species of oviraptorid dinosaur (Oviraptoridae family), has been described by an international team of scientists. The little dinosaur was probably feathered and it possessed thickened jaws, an adaptation to feeding on hard food items such as seeds, nuts or the shells of bivalves, molluscs and crabs (durophagous). The fossilised remains of a single, very young individual were found in the Altan Uul area of Ömnögovi Province, Mongolia, in strata from the famous Upper Cretaceous Nemegt Formation. The new species has been named Gobiraptor minutus and it helps to demonstrate that this part of Asia in the Late Cretaceous was home to diverse variety of oviraptorids, many of which, probably occupied specialist niches within the ecosystem in a bid to minimise competition for resources…."

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Armand

gavandjosh0209 Feb 2019 2:36 p.m. PST

Thanks.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2019 2:54 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)

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Armand

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