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[转帖] 保羅。塞利若的下一個尋寳地 - Chicago Tribune

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发表于 2004-12-29 05:22:00 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式

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<><I>December 17, 2004</I>
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<>A prolific University of Chicago dinosaur hunter has added three newly-unearthed additions to the dinosaur world -- a lineup that sounds like a prehistoric version of the good, the bad and the ugly.
<>There's a small, parrot-beaked dinosaur that munched on plants; an imposing, sharp-toothed raptor that feasted on other dinosaurs, and a "bizarre," slothlike beast that was mostly a mystery until now.
<>aul Sereno and a team of Chinese paleontologists announced their finds Thursday. All three new species were found in China's Inner Mongolia region during expeditions in 2001 and 2003. Each was shipped back to Sereno's Hyde Park lab, where they were painstakingly cleaned, prepared and probed.
<P>"I'm thrilled to have found as much as we've found," said Sereno, who in May introduced the world to "Wrinkle Face," a 95-million-year-old dinosaur found in Niger that was unlike any found before.
<P>He also revealed another find Thursday: a 4-foot dinosaur with a belly full of food. It was the first definitive discovery of a dinosaur with its last meal intact, he said.
<P>"It's been extremely hard to find the stomach contents of a dinosaur because a lot of times, the animal is buried in a river," he said. "They've found fish inside the skeletons of dinosaurs that were plant eaters. So you really have to find a dinosaur dead in its tracks and preserved."
<P>The dinosaur was found atop a similarly sized dinosaur in an Inner Mongolian lake bed in 2001. Both were young versions of dinosaurs that likely grew to 10 feet long. Exactly what type of dinosaur it is is still being probed, as is its last meal. For now, Sereno can only say it's "plant matter."
<P>"Finding the last meal, in whatever state it is, is a first," he said.
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<P>The three new species found included a predatory raptor believed to be a cousin of the velociraptor of "Jurassic Park" fame. Sereno's group found several bones, including an upper jaw with sharp teeth. Called a dromaeosaur, it was 15-feet long and about 120 million years old, larger and older than the velociraptor, Sereno said.
<P>The parrot-beaked dinosaur was about 4-feet long and 100 million years old. Its full body was uncovered, including a gizzard loaded with about 100 quarter-inch stones ingested to grind up plants and seeds. It's yet to be fully named, Sereno said.
<P>The third new species is called a neimongosaurus. Estimated to have been 25 feet long, it had a long tail and neck and large claws. It was slow and feasted on plants 100 million years ago. Sereno called it "a bizarre plant eater."
<P>All the dinosaurs taken from Inner Mongolia will eventually be sent back to China to be displayed.
<P>Sereno hopes the finds will keep coming, thanks to an upcoming expedition nearly 30 years in the making.
<P>He and renowned Chinese paleontologist Zhao Xijin said Thursday they'll team up next summer to explore a remote area in Tibet's Himalayas. Xijin found dinosaur fossils there in 1976, but has kept the discovery a secret until he could return to dig deeper.
<P>"Nobody knows about this yet," Sereno said. "It is an absolute scientific secret."
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 楼主| 发表于 2004-12-29 05:24:00 | 显示全部楼层
對不起,是 Chicago Sun-Times.
发表于 2004-12-30 03:16:00 | 显示全部楼层
xijin喜进啊···老塞挺喜欢和中国套近乎的,
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