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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

This is the most bizarre dinosaurs

A nearly 50 years dinosaur mystery which holding the paleontology experts, finally solved. It all started in the 1960s, at that time the archaeologists excavated the two giant dinosaur's arms. For decades, researchers wondered what the hell that thing.

Now, the whole body of the dinosaur had been found. The researchers say the creature turned out to be stranger than what they expect. Dinosaurs were big-bodied, beaked, with a large hump on the back, also toed feet. The study results was published in the journal Nature.
Reconstruction results from Deinocheirus mirificus, the weirdest dinosaur? (Picture from: http://bbc.in/10qzxAx)
Yuong-Nam Lee, the researcher head from South Korea's Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (Kigam) said that the unexpected results of their research. "Apparently it's become one of the most bizarre dinosaurs. Because of its unique, beyond our imagination," he said as published by the BBC on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

For more than half a century, the only thing that is known about the dinosaurs was has a 2.4 meters long giant arm with three large claws on the end. The creature was named Deinocheirus mirificus.

Researchers say the beast has a very strange 
combination of features. (Picture from: 
A number of reconstruction efforts to uncover the animal had a strange combination, for example, the terrible giant arm. Some scientists think, it was similar to T. rex predator that uses its claws to catch prey. There is also the thought that the arm belonged to animals like sloth (a slowest mammal) which uses its hands to hang on the tree. However, the findings of two almost complete skeletons in Mongolia rid of all the speculation.

The international team says, that the body of the creature is very large, about 11 meters in length and a weighs of 6 tons. It has an elongated head with a beak like a duck, it also has a huge hump on its back. Its legs are short and stocky, but equipped with a large nail, which may prevent the animal was mired in a wet plots of swamp that became their habitat.

The researchers argue, the creature may move very slowly. The contents of the stomach that is so fossils show that they ate plants and fish, not a predator. "We initially did not know what does. However, the long arms with giant claws may be used to dig and collect herbaceous plants in freshwater habitats."

Commenting on the research results, Professor John Hutchings, a paleontology expert from the Royal Veterinary College said that a number of dinosaur fans who saw the photo of the arm, they felt it was outstanding. "People were wondering what the whole appearance of the creature," he said.
"And now we know, it was the weird animals - we never thought its appearance looked so unique." Professor Hutchings added, the odd features in animals that changed the perception of dinosaurs, as well as the possibility of their looks, even the weirdest though. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LIVESCIENCE | BBC]
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