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    Default Two New Recent Dinosaur Fossil Finding Stories

    The first is a new type of spiked-armored dinosaur fossil found in Texas. Hillsboro paleontologist Andre LuJan had been digging on his company-owned property in the dusty west Texas hills for years, with little to show for it but a few small fossils. That was until October of 2017, when LuJan and his team discovered the remains of a new kind of ankylosaurus, a genus of armor-plated dinosaurs that were among the last of the dinosaurs on Earth. The dinosaur was low to the ground, measuring up to 18 feet long. Despite its fierce appearance, the new ankylosaur was a plant–eater, using its spiked armor and clubbed tail to defend itself from predators. You read more about this and see the interesting photographs here, at:

    And the second is a bat-winged dinosaur fossil discovered in China. The fossil was discovered in Liaoning province in 2017 by a research team, led by Dr. Min Wang of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology at the China Academy of Sciences. The researchers first thought it was a bird when they saw it in the rock, but after they dug it out, it became clear that Ambopteryx was a dinosaur. You can read about this and view the fossil photographs here, at:
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