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Dinosaur Bones Found in Wales Officially Declared New Species!

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By: gaabi
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The Guardian reported that dinosaur bones found by amateur fossil hunters in a rock fall at the Glamoganshire Golf Club have been declared to be those of a new species -  

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jan/20/welsh-dinosaur-bones-confirmed-as-new-jurassic-species

Two fossil hunters looking for ichthyosaur fossils found the bones in a fall of boulders which had come out of the cliffs at Lavernock Point,   in the Severn Estuary. 

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About 40% of the skeleton has been recovered, which is unusually complete for Jurassic-era fossils.

The dinosaur was a dog-sized, predatory carnivorce, and has been named Dracoraptor hanigani , meaning “dragon robber,” in honor of its resting place in Wales.

More stories:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/ancient-dragon-found-in-wales-named-dracoraptor-hanigani-a6825011.html

http://www.sci-news.com/paleontology/dracoraptor-hanigani-new-species-dinosaur-wales-03577.html

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