AD

AD

Monday, 8 October 2012

Scientist describes fruit-loving, housecat-sized dino

University of Chicago dinosaur hunter Paul Sereno says he's discovered a new member of the dinosaur family tree, a strong-jawed but tiny beast that would have looked something like a "nimble, two-legged porcupine."

Pegomastax africanus lived some 200 million years ago, according to accounts of the find reported by the university and ZooKeys, the online journal that published Sereno's article on the find.

While Sereno is the first to describe the species, it was originally excavated from a site in southern Africa in the 1960s. Sereno came across the fossil at Harvard University, according to the university and ZooKeys.

Similar kinds of animals likely lived worldwide, according to the article. A similar creature was recently discovered in China, according to ZooKeys and the university.

Pegomastax likely was covered with bristles similar to those sported by porcupines today, according to Sereno's description. It was less than two feet long and weighed less than a common housecat, according to Sereno.

It had a parrot-shaped beak and a pair of sharp canine teeth inside its three-inch skull, but Sereno believes pegomastax favored fruit over meat.

The sharp teeth were for self-defense and sparring over mates, according to Sereno.

"Pegomastax and kin were the most advanced plant-eaters of their day," the university and ZooKeys quoted Sereno as saying. 

ChiboyChuks Opinion: Wooooowwwww!!! Are they really sure of its existence... 200million years ago? But the baby beast looks cute.

Let's get your opinion on twitter....

11 comments:

  1. Equal time payments fiscal loans are a make of online payday loans supplied for
    one four week period interval within urgent conditions.

    These don’t demand any proof of situations’ catastrophe, none they might need surety,
    credit ranking or other things. You might method a holiday, various important products or include your corporation fees – Exact daytime payments funds will allow you in any scenarios.
    Nowadays these types of funds are obtainable on the web.



    Also visit my page pożyczki bez bik

    ReplyDelete
  2. Very same day installing personal loans will be a variety of cash loans presented for any 4 weeks period of time in
    catastrophe instances. That they don’t require that proof of situations’ critical,
    neither of them they require surety, credit ratings not other stuff.
    It's possible you'll arrange a holiday, a few critical buys
    or covers your online business costs – Very same time of day installment fiscal loans
    will let in any incidents. In these days these kinds of
    loans can be found on the net.

    Here is my website :: pożyczka na dowód

    ReplyDelete
  3. Same time of day set up borrowing products are a variety of payday cash loans furnished to get a
    thirty days time period through sudden scenarios. Individuals don’t necessitate
    the particular proof of situations’ unexpected, not they must
    be given surety, credit profile none other things.

    It's possible you'll schedule if you want a, quite a few necessary buying or
    cover your small business charges – Exact same time of day installing mortgages will allow you in a instances.

    Right now these personal loans are presented on the web.


    Visit my blog post; pożyczki pozabankowe

    ReplyDelete
  4. Identical working day installment loans are a make of cash
    loans granted for a few weeks period of time with catastrophe conditions.
    Many don’t want the actual proof of situations’ urgent, not they must be given surety, credit ratings nor other
    things. You may method a vacation, numerous important brings home or perhaps go over your corporation bills – Comparable afternoon
    installing funds will assist you in different
    conditions. Nowadays these types of funds can be bought on the net.



    Here is my homepage ... kredyty bez bik

    ReplyDelete
  5. Identical day time installment borrowing products tend to be a
    kind of cash advance loans granted in a week time period within urgent
    predicaments. That they don’t necessitate that evidence
    of situations’ unexpected emergency, neither of
    the 2 they require surety, credit ratings none other stuff.
    You can system if you want a, a number of valuable brings home or even insure your corporation bills – Exact same daytime installation mortgages will assist you in a circumstances.
    Right now such lending products can be found on the internet.


    My blog - pożyczka bez bik

    ReplyDelete
  6. Comparable evening set up loans happen to be a kind of payday cash loans furnished for
    a month phase with urgent situation events. They will don’t need to have the particular
    evidence of situations’ crisis, nor they need surety,
    credit report neither other things. Chances are you'll strategy a vacation, quite a few important products and services and also go over your corporation payments – Very same morning fitting up personal loans will let you in any occasions. Currently these kinds of personal loans are obtainable on the web.

    Here is my web site: kredyty chwilówki

    ReplyDelete
  7. Similar daytime fitting mortgages tend to be a kind of pay day loans provided for that month interval around crisis conditions.
    Many don’t need the particular proof situations’ critical, not they must be
    given surety, credit file neither other things.
    It's possible you'll plan if you want a, certain vital expenditures and even take care of your business purchases –
    Similar daytime sequel borrowing products can help you in any
    events. Now all of these loans are presented via the internet.


    My webpage :: pożyczki prywatne

    ReplyDelete
  8. Same day setting up financial loans are actually a sort of payday cash advances given for the four week period period
    around unexpected problems. They will don’t need the actual evidence of
    situations’ sudden, neither they need surety, credit profile not other
    stuff. Perhaps you may approach a vacation, numerous significant
    buys and even protect your home business expenses – Similar working
    day installment loans will allow you in different occurrences.
    In these days all of these financial loans are available
    on-line.

    Review my web page; chwilówki

    ReplyDelete
  9. Similar daytime payments fiscal loans are generally a variety of
    payday advances made available for the four week period stage in catastrophe conditions.

    They don’t will need typically the proof of situations’ emergency, niether they need
    surety, credit standing nor other stuff. Chances
    are you'll method if you want a, quite a few vital products or perhaps cover your organization payments – Same exact daytime installment loans will let in any incidents. Right now these types of funds are obtainable on line.

    Stop by my webpage: szybka pożyczka

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your efforts and I am waiting for your further post
    thanks once again.

    My homepage: http://Www.rprs.ru/forum/Profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=119421

    ReplyDelete
  11. Superb website you have here but I was curious about if
    you knew of any forums that cover the same topics discussed in this article?
    I'd really like to be a part of group where I can get opinions from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Many thanks!

    Check out my homepage - affordable dental Plans

    ReplyDelete