Scientists discover Social Dinosaurs

[BBC]The fossilised remains of six infant dinosaurs that died in a volcanic mudflow have been found in China. Researchers say the animals were less than four years old, and probably formed a “creche” composed of babies from at least two different clutches.

The Psittacosaurus discovery indicates the animals had started forming social groups much earlier than previously thought, the scientists add. The 120-million-year-old fossils are reported in the journal Palaeontology.

“What [this find] shows is that these animals actually lived in small groups and not only did they live in groups but those groups were made up of individuals from different sets of clutches,” Dr Barrett explained.

“What [this find] shows is that these animals actually lived in small groups and not only did they live in groups but those groups were made up of individuals from different sets of clutches,” Dr Barrett explained.

“So, one animal came along and laid a set of eggs somewhere, another one laid another set somewhere else – and individuals from each of those clutches came together to form a herd and that’s the first time that we have good evidence of herding behaviour in these early dinosaurs,” he told BBC News.

Saturday’s a good day to look at the truth. Sunday is the day to hear all the other.

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One Comment on “Scientists discover Social Dinosaurs”

  1. Capt Fogg Says:

    Well that explains a lot – that’s why those Pinko-saurus commies died out. They were socialists. The fate of Taxandspendosaurus and Trotzkysaurus should be a lesson to the liberals.


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