Thursday, April 01, 2010

Dino Update

BBC - Earth News - Agile 'roadrunner' dinosaur fossil discovered in China: "One the most agile dinosaurs so far discovered has been unearthed in China.

The tiny dinosaur, dubbed a 'roadrunner' by the scientists who found it, is also one of the smallest dinosaurs known.

Measuring just half a metre long, the fleet-footed theropod named Xixianykus zhangi was likely to have used a huge claw to dig for termites and ants.

It then used its speed to efficiently move between ant mounds and avoid the attentions of larger predators."

1 comment:

Richard R. said...

Like the little guys in Jurassic Park II, right?