mei dinosaur

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mei dinosaur:


Name Meaning : Soundly sleeping ( Dragon)
Period : Early Cretaceous
Family Group: Theropoda
Diet: Meat
Size : 1.25 feet
Fossil found: China 2004


mei dinosaur


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If only all discoveries were as spectacular as this dinosaur! this fossil was found in a sleeping position with its head tucked under its forearm-a pose typical of resting birds today. It probably suffocated quickly from poisonous volcanic gases. The specimen is preserved almost completely intact, only slightly crushed . It must have been a baby because it skull bones were not yet fused . Scientists had never before found a sleeping dinosaur fossil. This perfectly preserved 130-million years old skeleton was found curried up in the same way today's birds do . 
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