“Strangest Dinosaurs Ever” Yield Clues to Dino Growth

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: October 5, 2007   View Article

An extraordinarily bizarre-looking species of dinosaur has been discovered in China’s Gobi desert that could unlock clues as to how an unusual family of vegetarian dinos evolved, scientists say.

The newfound species belonged to a group of large dinosaurs called therizinosaurs, relatives of meat-eating theropods like Tyrannosaurus rex.

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