Friday, September 3, 2010

Romanian Velociraptor Fossil

Researchers have uncovered a fossil in Romania of a relative of the velociraptor that is distinctive due to the two claws on its foot. Velociraptors are typically characterized by a single-clawed foot that helped to make it such a well known predator. According to researchers, the dinosaur would have lived in the late cretaceous period. The species has been named Balaur bondoc, meaning "stocky dragon."

I know I've said it before but I love it when the Earth gives up its secrets and new discoveries are made. Fossils are particularly interesting because they help researchers piece together the past and understand how we got where we are today, to help tell where we'll go in the future.

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