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Scientists dredge up sleeping dinosaur

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posted on Oct, 14 2004 @ 08:27 AM
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LONDON - Scientists have unearthed the remains of a previously unknown, perfectly preserved 130 million-year-old species of dinosaur that provide a first-ever look at how the prehistoric creatures slept.

The small, two-legged dinosaur was discovered in China, curled up with its head tucked under the forearm — a pose similar to how modern birds sleep.

“This is the first report of sleeping behavior in dinosaurs,” Xing Xu of the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing, told Reuters on Wednesday. “We’ve never had any other information about a dinosaur sleeping.”

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I don't know if I've ever seen a more preserved, completely intact speciman. Very cool!



posted on Oct, 15 2004 @ 06:27 PM
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Wow, that looks like it died couple of weeks ago.

Good find.



posted on Oct, 15 2004 @ 06:29 PM
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Wow, that looks like it died couple of weeks ago.

Good find.

Wonder what killed it though.



posted on Oct, 15 2004 @ 07:00 PM
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Originally posted by surfup
Wonder what killed it though.


Humans die in their sleep all the time. It could have been anything from a poison gas to a brain tumor.




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