Thursday, February 2

Tag: dinossauro

discovered a dinosaur with armor for the first time that is only slightly larger than a house cat.
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discovered a dinosaur with armor for the first time that is only slightly larger than a house cat.

The skeletal remains of a tiny, armored dinosaur have been found by scientists. According to a story by The Guardian, paleontologists have discovered a little-known species of armored dinosaurs in southern Argentina. The Cretaceous-era dinosaur Jakapil Kaniukura would have been well-defended because of rows of bone disc-shaped armor along its neck, back, and tail. Geologically speaking, the Cretaceous Period lasted 145 million years and ended 66 million years ago. According to lead paleontologist Sebastián Apestegua, "Jakapil heralded a first-of-its-kind finding of an armored dinosaur from the Cretaceous in South America." It was around 5 feet (1.5 meters) long, similar in size to a domestic cat, and weighed only 9 to 15 pounds (4-7kg). About 100 million years ago, the dino...