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New basal ornithopod dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous unearthed in China

September 17, 2020 - General

Palaeontologists have described a new species of burrowing dinosaur from China. Two intact fossils of Changmiania liaoningensis suggest that the animals were trapped by a volcanic eruption while resting at the bottom of their burrows. The newly described species is the most primitive ornithopod dinosaur to date, a group that also include our Bernissart Iguanodons.

One of the two perfectly preserved skeletons of Changmiania…

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