An international research team announced Wednesday the discovery in Germany of the best preserved dinosaur in Europe, the fossil of a baby a year of 72 centimeters of a species bipedal carnivore that lived 135 million yearsago.
The finding is a “scientific sense” as dinosaur hatchlings are extremely rare and in this issue have found remains of skin and even hair, said OliverRauhut, curator of the Collection of Paleontology and Geology of Bavaria andleader of the team .
In the excavation of the city of Kelheim (Southern Germany) this research teamhas recovered 98 percent of the body of this dinosaur fossil when other findingsare considered very complete paleontological barely 80%. The dinosaur foundbelongs to an unnamed species of theropod suborder (Theropoda), like the famous and fearsome Tyrannosaurus.
Copies of this suborder lived from the Late Triassic to Late Cretaceous (between 228 and makes 65 million years ago) and were characterized by their feeding carnivorous bipedal form of displacement. Although theropods spread across all continents, so far scientists have found few complete fossils of the species.
The work of the team of paleontologists have lasted nearly two years in Germany Rauhut hopes to preserve the body fossil of this dinosaur