STL Science Center

STL Science Center

18 March 2014

Announced In A Book

I promised good papers today because I had no movies for a Monday. Atrociraptor was first announced and described in the book "Feathered Dragons" edited by Currie, Koppelhus, Shugar and Wright. It is rather different for an initial description to appear in a book as wide in scope and reach as this, but it was quite appropriate considering the context of the book in general. The minimal fossil remains are detailed, described, and shown in multiple views and arrays. Atrociraptor also shows its angry face in the Mesozoic field guide often referenced the past few weeks as well. Since the naming portion of the book is available online it is, of course, encouraged by me to read this book section and enjoy what little fossil evidence there is to enjoy for this dinosaur.

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