Bird-Like Dinosaur Found

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A colorful bird-like dinosaur that was almost as big as a man has been identified by scientists.

The blue and beige feathered creature stalked the Canadian ‘badlands’ of Alberta 71 million years ago.

Its remains had been dug up over the years in what is now Red Deer River Valley, a famous dinosaur graveyard, but it’s only now that a true picture of it has emerged.

The study suggests that more detailed studies of fragmentary fossils may reveal more, currently unrecognized, species.

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A colourful bird-like dinosaur that was almost as big as a man has been identified by scientists. The blue and beige feathered creature stalked the Canadian 'badlands' of Alberta 71 million years ago (artist's impression) 

A colorful bird-like dinosaur that was almost as big as a man has been identified by scientists. The blue and beige feathered creature stalked the Canadian ‘badlands’ of Alberta 71 million years ago (artist’s impression)

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A colorful bird-like dinosaur that was almost as big as a man has been identified by scientists in Canada.

The blue and beige feathered creature stalked the Canadian ‘badlands’ of Alberta 71 million years ago.

Its remains had been dug up over the years in what is now Red Deer River Valley, a famous dinosaur graveyard, but it’s only now that a true picture of it has emerged. 

Palaeontologists initially thought the bones of Albertavenator curriei belonged to its close relative Troodon, which lived around five million years earlier.

The identification of a new species of troodontid in the Late Cretaceous of North America suggests the diversity of small dinosaurs towards the end of their existence is likely underestimated.

This is because of the difficulty of identifying species from fragmentary fossils. 

Palaeontologists initially thought the bones of Albertavenator curriei belonged to its close relative Troodon, which lived around five million years earlier.

Both dinosaurs walked on two legs, were covered in feathers and were about the size of a person.

Troodon is believed to be the smartest dinosaur that ever lived.

It had a large brain – proportionally bigger than those found in living reptiles.

So it may have been as intelligent as modern birds which are more similar in brain size.

Now comparisons of bones forming the top of the head reveal Albertavenator had a distinctively shorter and more robust skull than Troodon, its famously brainy relative.

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