Thailand: Researchers discover previously unknown dinosaur species – media

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In the northeastern Thai province of Nong Bua Lamphu fossils have been discovered, which is believed to be another and thus the eleventh dinosaur species. This is reported by the news portal "Thai PBS World" with reference to the Ministry of Natural Resources of Thailand.

The name of newly discovered carnivore medium size is Vayuraptor nongbualamphuensis. According to a researcher at Maha Sarakham University in Thailand, the name was derived from the name of the Vedic god of wind, Vayu.

According to the fossilized remains, it is believed that the creature is very agile and up to five meters tall has been.

Vayuraptor (Raptor Latin "robber") was a dinosaur that lived in the Cretaceous period – 135 to 65 million years ago – around the time when 94 percent of the dinosaurs, including Vayuraptor, lived on the Earth had been extinguished.

The siamraptor

In mid-October, it was reported that paleontologists in Thailand had uncovered remains of a previously unknown, up to eight-meter-large predatory dinosaur. The name of the carnivore is Siamraptor suwati. Thus, the genus is reminiscent of the ancient name of Thailand, Siam.

According to the findings of the research team, the Siamraptor was an early relative of Carcharodontosauridae. These tooth-toothed lizards are a group of carnivorous dinosaurs that lived in the Cretaceous on all continents, many millions of years before known predators such as the Tyrannosaurus rex.

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