The dinosaur also probably had a fuzzy coating of simple proto-feathers, as did many theropod
dinosaurs, and this would have been used for insulation and possibly display purposes.
Martin Ezcurra, who is studying for his PhD, said the Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, belonged to the family of two-legged theropods
which included famous meateaters such as Jurassic Park star Velociraptor, Carnotaurus and T.
such as velociraptor and T rex - the species linked to modern birds - were more innovative and adaptable with their habitat and ways of gathering food, a study from Adelaide University has revealed.
As one of the most famous set of dinosaur tracks in the world, the Paluxy River tracks contain both theropod
and sauropod footprints.
Palaeontologist John Ostrom's work in the 1970s describing the dinosaurian "raptor" Deinonychus reopened the debate with new evidence that supported a theropod
ancestry for birds.
Among specific topics are theropod
diversity and the refinement of avian characteristics, the pseudo-toothed birds and their bearing on the early evolution of modern birds, functional and phylogenetic diversity in marine and aquatic birds, and the state of the world's birds and the future of avian diversity.
The devil is a link between dinosaurs and the oldest dinosaurs with Jurassic species of theropod
It is known as a Theropod
and the dinosaur is said to be a close relative to the king of the prehistoric world - the T-rex.
Linhenykus lived alongside closely related and similarly sized theropod
Scientists believe the hump on the dinosaur's back, which was at least 16 inches tall, may have been used to help this meat-eating theropod
communicate among its own species.
Why did the number of fingers on theropod
Among the key events discussed are the discoveries of a basal titanosaur that may be the largest dinosaur found in China, the first large-bodied theropod
from Pakistan, the largest Jurassic theropod
tooth documented to date, and the first preserved integument and bonebed pertaining to the horned dinosaur Triceratops.