Enter the dragon

Researchers here at the University of Portsmouth have helped analyse dinosaur remains of a new dinosaur discovered in Wales, now named Dracoraptor, meaning “dragon thief”.  The description was made more reliable both by having a substantial amount of the dinosaur preserved, much of the body symmetry was preserved, making a full artistic reconstruction easier, it was sandwiched between ammonites, allowing accurate dating of the fossil remains.  The discovery is published in PLoS One.

Read more on the BBC News and University websites.

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