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Bony-tailed Dinosaur Skeleton Found in Korea December 7, 2010

Posted by stuffilikenet in Awesome, Science.
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Look at this pretty rendering of Koreaceratops hwaseongensis, a horned, bony-tailed dinosaur recently discovered in South Korea (the non-belligerent, relatively trustworthy one).  The pretty picture is possible because this guy was nearly complete when found:

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Look at that tail!  And a nearly full pelvis structure (though a little beat up, I grant you)!  He was probably about six feet long and a swimmer…unless that tail is for flying and the torso is really, really wrong.

Rendering is copyright Julius T. Csotonyi.  The paper by Yuong-Nam Lee of the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources and Yoshitsugu Kobayashi of the Hokkaido University Museum appears in Naturwissenschaften. I do not have the budget for this one, so don’t ask.

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