New species of dinosaur named after Canadian icon

A brand new species of troodontid theropod dinosaur recognized, Albertavenator curriei, named after famend Canadian palaeontologist Dr. Philip J. Currie. Palaeontologists initially thought that the bones of Albertavenator belonged to its shut relative Troodon, which lived round seventy six-million-years-in the past. This new species of troodontid within the Late Cretaceous of North America signifies that small dinosaur variety within the newest Cretaceous of North America is probably going underestimated because of the problem of figuring out species from fragmentary fossils.
Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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