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May 05, 2005

Sickle-Maker from Utah

New Dinosaur find provides a missing link:

WASHINGTON — Researchers have unearthed the fossil remains of a dinosaur “missing link” — a primitive plant-eater that had recently evolved from the carnivorous raptors that also produced modern birds.

The long-tailed dinosaur, found in the badlands of east central Utah after a tip from a repentant poacher, ate plants but had the big-bellied body of a meat-eater gone to seed, a made-to-order victim for any passing marauder — except for the powerful, ropy arms and the four-inch talons on the ends of its forepaws....

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