Sunday, September 23, 2007

Dinosaurs Joined Early

LONDON, Sept. 19 (Reuters) — The fossils of six young dinosaurs found together in a “nursery” in northeast China show that these animals had started forming social groups much earlier than previously thought, scientists were to announce Thursday.

The find sheds light on the life of the beaked dinosaur Psittacosaurus and on the origins of social behavior in its descendants, including the horned Triceratops, said Paul Barrett, a palaeontologist at Britain’s Natural History Museum, who led the study.

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