Monday, February 1, 2010

Who killed Bambi? Bambiraptor!

While researching more material for my previous post on "Vertebrates and their vertebrae" I came across an intriguing name.

Who killed Bambi? Bambiraptor feinbergorum!

DinoData lists:

Bambiraptor was discovered in 1994 by 14-year-old Wes Linster, who was hunting for fossils near Montana's Glacier National Park. Now, scientists have identified it as what may be the most convincing evolutionary link yet between dinosaurs and birds: a 75 million-year-old creature with a roadrunner's body, arms that resembled clawed wings, and thin, hair-like feathers, anatomically it is the most bird-like dinosaur yet discovered.

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