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Balaur Bondoc - meat eating dinosaur remains found in Romania

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posted on Sep, 1 2010 @ 10:37 AM
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Here is news of Balaur Bondoc - a meat-eating dinosaur, only about 7 feet long - whose remains were found in Romania. Also known as a 'stocky dragon' it attacked it's prey with a kick-boxing type of movement, apparently:

www.dailymail.co.uk...






Co-researcher Stephen Brusatte, from Columbia University in New York, said: 'Balaur is a new breed of predatory dinosaur, very different from anything we have ever known.
'Its anatomy shows that it probably hunted in a different way than its less stocky relatives. Compared to Velociraptor, Balaur was probably more of a kickboxer than a sprinter, and it might have been able to take down larger animals than itself, as many carnivores do today.'
Balaur had unusually small hands containing fused bones, which would have made grasping difficult.



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[edit on 1-9-2010 by berenike]




posted on Sep, 1 2010 @ 11:44 AM
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Crazy reptiles just roaming the Earth for millions of years. Wild stuff. Tonight I will pray to Gaia to give us just one sample of usable dino DNA to impregnate an iguana or something. Is this really too much to ask?



posted on Sep, 1 2010 @ 11:50 AM
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Actually, I think it has more chances of working if we use a bird!


Somes studies seem to suggest that dinosaurs were warm-blooded making them NOT reptiles.



posted on Sep, 1 2010 @ 11:57 AM
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Hey true that! Maybe we could impregnate an ostrich, or maybe Tony Blair since he's pretty reptilian.





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