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Argentina: Palaeontologists discover new bird-like dinosaur 03:08

Argentina: Palaeontologists discover new bird-like dinosaur

Argentina, Buenos Aires
June 12, 2020 at 17:52 GMT -00:00 · Published

A team of Argentinean palaeontologists has discovered a new species of dinosaur that lived 90 million years ago, as footage filmed in Buenos Aires on Friday shows.

This new species, scientifically called "Overoraptor Chimentoi", was approximately one and a half meters long and had wings on the upper part of its body, which could become key into understanding the missing evolution link between dinosaurs and birds.

The remains were found in the Patagonian province of Rio Negro in 2013 and later in 2018. The discovery, however, became news after an article about the species was published in The Science of Nature scientific journal in May 2020.

Matias Motta, a palaeontologist and the leader of the expedition team who had discovered the bird-like dinosaur, showed the fossil of the animal and said that it is "different from what we are used to seeing in Patagonia, which is giant dinosaurs", and confirmed that "it is a member of the group of the raptors.”

Argentina: Palaeontologists discover new bird-like dinosaur 03:08
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A team of Argentinean palaeontologists has discovered a new species of dinosaur that lived 90 million years ago, as footage filmed in Buenos Aires on Friday shows.

This new species, scientifically called "Overoraptor Chimentoi", was approximately one and a half meters long and had wings on the upper part of its body, which could become key into understanding the missing evolution link between dinosaurs and birds.

The remains were found in the Patagonian province of Rio Negro in 2013 and later in 2018. The discovery, however, became news after an article about the species was published in The Science of Nature scientific journal in May 2020.

Matias Motta, a palaeontologist and the leader of the expedition team who had discovered the bird-like dinosaur, showed the fossil of the animal and said that it is "different from what we are used to seeing in Patagonia, which is giant dinosaurs", and confirmed that "it is a member of the group of the raptors.”

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