Scipionyx

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Scipionyx:


Name Meaning: From Geologist Scipion
Breaislak
Period: Early Cretaceous
Family Group: Theropoda
Diet: Meat
Size:  6 feet
Fossil Found: Italy 1998

Scipionyx


Scipionyx facts

This young theropod lived in Italy about 110 million years ago . It is one of the best-preserved dinosaurs ever found. This is because it was buried in limestone and in a low-oxygen environment , which prevented the decay that normally occurs during fossilization. The fossil was a rare find - it had preserve soft tissues including the gut liver and muscles

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