Scientists find “Warrior Dinosaur”, the last bird of prey in New Mexico


Scientists have discovered a feathered dinosaur that has huge claws of five inches in size. It was one of the last birds of prey such as dinosaurs before mass extinction..

The dinosaur was found by paleontologists from the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and it was named Dinebellator Relative to the indigenous population, which means “Navajo warrior.”((Navajo Warrior)

And Navajo, they are one of the Native American peoples in the southwest of the United States of America.Experts from the Pennsylvania State Museum are studying the newly discovered species and say it is one of the “last birds of prey”“.

According to study author Stephen Jaskinski, Dineobellator He had extremely sharp teeth, sturdy ends, and unusually strong legs, allowing him to tear his prey to pieces.

The dinosaur is about three and a half feet (about 106 cm) long and seven feet (about two meters) tall with a large and sturdy tail, and it was slightly larger than the Velociraptor which Jurassic Park is famous for but more terrifying, according to Gyaskinsky.

The author of the study said: “It could have been a little longer than a wolf, but its weight is lower, about 50 pounds (22.6 kg), for speed and agility.. “

The dinosaur was using its claws, in the shape of a crescent, which are three in each foot, to attack its prey from mammals, lizards, birds, fish, and other dinosaurs..

The remains of the discovery occurred Dineobellator In the San Juan Basin, in New Mexico, known as the Dinosaur Cemetery.

The remains included parts of the skull, as well as the ribs, spine, leg, and wing. This animal lived 67 million years ago, less than a million years before the dinosaurs were wiped out due to an asteroid colliding with Earth in the Gulf of Mexico..

Dr. Jasinski, a paleontologist at the Pennsylvania State Museum, said the scar in the claw of the hand was less than half an inch long..

The team believes that this is most likely caused by a fight with Dineobellator Another, explaining: “A fight can occur between two of them for a number of reasons, but it appears that their battle was most likely over resources such as food, especially if these were animals living in groups as many believed, or with companions, especially between two males.. “

“These dinosaurs could not fly, but they were covered with feathers, which may have been used in the selection of sex or species, or for things such as camouflage,” Jacynxy noted.“.

And unlike all the other well-known Dromosauri, to which he belongs, I have Dineobellator A highly mobile tail at its base near the hips, making it graceful when chasing dinosaurs and other animals.


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