Recently, a team of researchers in a remote area of eastern Utah led by Utah state paleontologist James I. Kirkland made an important discovery that has been described as a type of dinosaur âmissing linkâ. Essentially, this âlinkâ represents a rather primitive plant-eater that evolved from the meat-eating raptors that also gave rise to modern birds. The dinosaur has been named Falcarius utahensis, which means âsickle-maker from Utahâ, largely due to its claws. The results of this imp
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