Shakespeare's Laboratory

October 2012:

What could possibly be better than a cross between a bird, porcupine and (wait for it) a vampire? Well, the answer is those animals’ attributes in a dinosaur, according to palaeontologist Professor Paul Sereno in his research paper: “I describe it as a bird, a vampire and a porcupine.” The peculiar creature was about 2 feet long, weighed less than a house cat (15 pounds) and only able to stand a foot off the ground. In true dinosaur style, the creature is said to have walked on its hind legs, though not quite towering over prey due to its tiny size. Instead, it probably would have scampered among the toes of giants like T-Rex (Tyrannosaurus) and the terrifying Allosaurus.

Discovered by scientists working on fossils in South Africa, this new find is a type of heterodontosaur which they have called Pegomastax Africanus meaning “thick jaw from Africa”, literally…

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