History Community ~ All Empires Homepage


This is the Archive on WORLD Historia, the old original forum.

 You cannot post here - you can only read.

 

Here is the link to the new forum:

  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Forum LockedAustroraptor - Utahraptor's rival?

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Knights View Drop Down
Webmaster
Webmaster
Avatar
AE Magazine Coordinator

Joined: 23-Oct-2006
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 3294
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Knights Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Austroraptor - Utahraptor's rival?
    Posted: 18-Dec-2008 at 01:20
Hey everyone. Praetor showed me this article this morning. Very interesting.

Giant Austroraptor discovered in Argentina

Posted 2 hours 47 minutes ago
Updated 2 hours 46 minutes ago

Paleontologist%20Fernando%20Novas%20stands%20next%20to%20a%20replica%20of%20the%20dinosaur%20Austroraptor%20cabazai

Big raptor: Paleontologist Fernando Novas stands next to the Austroraptor replica (AFP: Juan Mabromata)

The fossils of a newly discovered, meat-eating raptor dinosaur, one of the biggest and perhaps most recent to live in Argentina's Patagonia region 70 million years ago, have been presented at a Buenos Aires museum.

The fossils of the dinosaur named "Austroraptor cabazai" were found at Bajo de Santa Rosa, in Rio Negro province, which has already yielded several species of herbivore dinosaurs, during paleontological digs funded by the US National Geographic Society.

Measuring five metres in length with a long, flat cranium, short forearms, and jaws full of sharp teeth, Austroraptor was among the largest of the raptors, and belonged to the dromaeosaurids or birdlike dinosaurs that walked on two legs, the most famous of which was the Velociraptor mongoliensis.

The Austroraptor was found in rock formations dating to 70 million years' ago, making it one of the last dinosaurs to walk in Patagonia before they became extinct at the end of the Cretaceous period 145 to 65 million years' ago.

A plastic reproduction of the Austroraptor cabazai skeleton will be included in an exhibit of Argentine dinosaurs to open next year in Europe.

The National Geographic expedition that discovered the fossils was led by palaeontologist Fernando Novas, who made the presentation at Argentina's Bernardino Rivadavia Museum of Natural History, in Buenos Aires.

______________________________________________________


So Utahraptor has a competitor in the dromaeosaurid realm. They are yet to do, let alone publish, weight analyses and other investigations into Austro's biology. I look forward to finding out more as it comes to light.

Regards,

- Knights -

Back to Top
Knights View Drop Down
Webmaster
Webmaster
Avatar
AE Magazine Coordinator

Joined: 23-Oct-2006
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Points: 3294
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Knights Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Dec-2008 at 01:32

Back to Top
Darius of Parsa View Drop Down
Colonel
Colonel
Avatar
King of Kings

Joined: 03-Oct-2007
Status: Offline
Points: 589
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Darius of Parsa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Dec-2008 at 02:45
Interesting. Thanks Knights!
What is the officer problem?
Back to Top
SamTheHistorian View Drop Down
Immortal Guard
Immortal Guard
Avatar

Joined: 20-Jan-2009
Location: Dover, Kent
Status: Offline
Points: 0
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SamTheHistorian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Jan-2009 at 18:21
Interesting! I'll have to show my dinosaur-loving brother this. Thanks!
RIP Katie (1996-2008) and Grandad (1937-2008) xxx
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.10
Copyright ©2001-2017 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.031 seconds.