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'Missing link' bolsters bold theory on dino evolution

Plant-eating Chilesaurus an offshoot of the group Ornithischia and not the killer theropod line

A replica of a skeleton of a Chilesaurus diegosuarezi exhibited at the Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It has a combination of features found in both the Ornithischia and the theropods.


AN ODDBALL, vegetarian dinosaur with the silhouette of a flesh-ripping velociraptor, whose fossilised remains were unearthed in southern Chile 13 years ago, is a missing link in dino evolution, researchers said on Wednesday.

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