Dragon King Dinosaur Fossils Found in Northwest China Declared a New Species
A dinosaur fossil uncovered in China in 2006 has been declared a new meat-eating species not previously discovered.
The theropod called “Aurun zhaio” or “Dragon King” was discovered by George Washington University biologist James Clark and his team in the Xinjiang region of northwestern China.
The team first discovered the leg and with more excavating discovered a partial skeleton, along with some teeth.
From the look of the skull, mandible and skeleton, the tiny dinosaur was about three-feet long and weighed about three pounds.
Researchers said that the species wasn’t that small but rather they had found the fossils of a baby.