Saturday, May 07, 2005

Vegan Raptor Dinosaur Gives up Meat.

Vegan Dinosaurs : "Paleontologists in Utah announced yesterday that they had discovered a new species of dinosaurs. The new species, named Falcarius utahensis, uncovered two years ago at a dig site near the town of Green River is about 13 feet long and 41/2 feet tall, and was a primitive member of the therizinosaur group of feathered dinosaurs reports New York Times . The Fosssils suggest that the dinosaur was becoming more vegetarian, moving away from its meat-eating ancestors.
Dr. James I. Kirkland, a paleontologist with the Utah Geological Survey, said , 'the beginnings of features we associate with plant-eating dinosaurs.' The teeth were not the sharp, bladelike serrated teeth of the typical predator, but smaller and adapted for shredding leaves. 'I doubt that this animal could have cut a steak,' he said."

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