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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Species Of Dinosaur Found in New Mexico

A new species of dinosaur has been found out in a place called New Mexico, Ghost Ranch. The new species called Daemonosaurus Chauliodus, meaning "buck-toothed evil lizard" is about the size of a dog and has a real look of evil about it.

The lead author of the research for the new species is one Hans-Dieter Sues who is the curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

The skull and neck was found by a group of scientist and was immediately recognized as an unknown species. This new species is an importnat find for scientist as it is considered a link in filling in the gaps between the earliest known dinosaur fossils and the dinosaurs found to of lived much later.

Daemonosaurus Chauliodus is known to of lived around 205 million years ago and is suspected of been a cannibal. The design of this hunting machine suggests that it was capable of hunting both during the day and at night as suggested by the size of the eyes.

The theory behind the extinction of this beast shares the same fate as the rest of the dinosaur species, change in the worlds climates and an asteroid.

"It just shows that even here in the United States, there are still many new dinosaurs to be found," said Sues.

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