Chicken Resembled Dino or Ancestor of chicken?

Toothless species of dinosaur that lived 100 million years ago and fed on eggs is discovered in Mongolia

  • It has been named Gobiraptor minutus after the Gobi desert where it was dug up
  • Belongs to the same familyas the  crested oviraptorosaurs in Jurassic Park
  • Huge jaw which crushed shells and survived on eggs, seeds and molluscs

A small, chicken-sized dinosaur that lived 100 million years ago has been unearthed by scientists in Mongolia.

It had huge shell crushing jaws and probably fed on eggs, seeds and molluscs thanks to its powerful mouth muscles, overcoming the fact it had no teeth.

It has been named Gobiraptor minutus after the Gobi desert where it was dug up.

Resembling a giant chicken, it was a member of the crested oviraptorosaurs that featured in Jurassic Park.

 

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on Feb 11, 2019