Monday, January 1, 2018

Strangest Dinosaur Or The Most Absurd Dinosaur I've Ever Seen?

It looks like a duck, it walks like a duck, and it swims like a duck—but it’s a predatory dinosaur unlike any scientists have seen before.

A study published this week in the journal Nature has introduced the world to the Halszkaraptor escuilliei, the first amphibious dinosaur ever discovered. It’s believed to have lived some 75 million years ago in the Ukhaa Tolgod area of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert, known as a treasure trove of Cretaceous-era dinosaur bones. The unusual creature came to light in recent years after its fossil was purchased by a private French collector named François Escuillié, who contacted paleontologist Pascal Godefroit in 2015 for an expert opinion.

At first, Godefroit’s team believed that the fossil, encased in a 15-inch block of stone, was comprised of multiple skeletons glued together. Its body just didn’t make sense. The research team headed to Grenoble, France to scan the creature using a particle accelerator. Their findings, published in Nature, confirmed that it was, in fact, a very unusual dinosaur.

Meet the Strangest New Dinosaur You’ve Ever Seen |
This is a complete joke. Going by the picture alone, how can anyone fall for this shit. Also they tell you in the article the fossil discovered looked like it was multiple skeletons glued together. I mean come on, these dinosaur deceivers don't even try anymore. This is pure mockery.

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