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    Tiny dinosaur likely hunted during night

    Tiny dinosaur likely hunted during night

    Doyle Rice
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    Though most dinosaurs are thought to have hunted primarily during the day, a little bird-like dinosaur may have been strictly a night hunter, a new study suggested.
    The dinosaur, Shuvuuia deserti, was small, about the size of a chicken, and it lived about 65 million years ago in the deserts of what is now Mongolia.
    Shuvuuia’s skeleton is among the most bizarre of all dinosaurs, the study said. It had a fragile, bird-like skull; brawny, weightlifter arms with a single claw on each hand; and long, roadrunner- like legs.
    It had some of the proportionally largest pupils ever measured in either birds or dinosaurs.
    “For many decades, dinosaurs were considered to be day-active,” study coauthor Lars Schmitz, a biologist at the W.M. Keck Science Department in California, said in a statement. “Now we’re adding new evidence that some small, predatory dinosaurs could have been night-active instead,


    which changes the thinking about diurnal and nocturnal dinosaurs.”
    The study was published Thursday in the peer-reviewed journal Science.







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    Re: Tiny dinosaur likely hunted during night

    That's so interesting.
    Thanks for sharing Bogertophis

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    Re: Tiny dinosaur likely hunted during night

    Quote Originally Posted by richardhind1972 View Post
    That's so interesting.
    Thanks for sharing Bogertophis

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    I'm still trying to picture a fowl-tempered [sic] meat-eating "chicken" with arms & claws running around at night. I'd imagine that peaceful & romantic moonlit walks were quite rare?
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    Re: Tiny dinosaur likely hunted during night

    midnight snack dino nuggets anyone?
    I like cheese - a weird creature that is me

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    Re: Tiny dinosaur likely hunted during night

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    I'm still trying to picture a fowl-tempered [sic] meat-eating "chicken" with arms & claws running around at night.
    I have a two year old I'll let you borrow if you're really interested

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    Re: Tiny dinosaur likely hunted during night

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugsplox View Post
    I have a two year old I'll let you borrow if you're really interested
    Um...no, that's okay, but thanks anyway!
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