Dinosaur news now (or as we’ve decided to term it, “TyranNEWSaurus Rex”), and a new species has been discovered – a close cousin of the Velociraptor (BBC). Science chaps have named it Linheraptor Exquisitus, which seems a little too flattering. Just because you’ve given it a cool name doesn’t mean it won’t bite your arm off, Science chaps!
Anyway, here’s a picture of the fossilised skeleton they found in Inner Mongolia (you don’t hear much about Outer Mongolia any more, do you?):
Which is obviously all well and good, but a little digging around the internet led us to the blog of the person that took this photo and, in particular, his interesting article about how the press have seemingly misinterpreted the whole thing and gotten their facts wrong. “Newspapers in poor research shocker”, you might glibly remark. Still, worth a read. Also, kudos on possibly the most niche blog title in the world – Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings?! I, for one, can’t name anyone that has even heard the word ‘Archosaur’, let alone anyone who would have a differing opinion to Dave Hone and make his name a necessary part of the title.
This is all by the by, of course, because we know that no matter what dinosaurs are subsequently discovered, nothing will match the majesty of this: