May 22, 2012

New Species of Raptor Dinosaur Discovered

Jennifer Dobner, ABC Science


Utah Geo. Survey

A new species of raptor dinosaur that was about the size of a coyote has been found near Utah's iconic Arches National Park.

The raptor was among several discovered at or near Doelling's Bowl Bone Bed, about 370 kilometres southeast of Salt Lake City, which has yielded several new species in the last two decades and is thought to be the base of Utah's Cretaceous record. Fossils found at the bone bed are estimated at between 120 and 130 million years old.

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