Pint-Sized Predator Discovered

raptorCanadian researchers have discovered a new North American dinosaur and it was a tiny terror.  Hesperonychus elizabethae,  the smallest meat-eating dinosaur in North America, was approximately the size of a house cat.  But, other than size, it was very similar to its distant cousin Velociraptor, which gained fame in the movie Jurassic Park.  The fact that it is such a small dinosaur makes its discovery even more exciting for paleontologists. Tiny bones are more typically destroyed naturally rather than being preserved in the fossil record.  For more information on Hesperonychus, see Reuters here. 

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