Tiny Dinosaur Fossil Is Found in China

Dinosaur fossils are eternally been an issue in Chongqing . But now it seems that China is opening to international cooperation in the search for dinosaur fossils. From AP:

As pterodactyls go it was small, toothless and had unexpectedly curved toes — yet scientists are welcoming their new find as another piece in the puzzle of ancient life.

“We have this really amazing creature, sparrow sized, which lived essentially in the trees, showing us a very new, very interesting side of the evolutionary history of those animals,” said Alexander W. A. Kellner of the National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil…

Dubbed Nemicolopterus crypticus — hidden flying forest dweller — the new fossil was uncovered in the western part of China’s Liaoning province, a region that was forested when it lived there about 120 million years ago.

February 11, 2008 9:43 PM
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