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The Pink Flamingo does not like to malign any one’s appearance, but Psittacosaurus gobiensis is one ugly critter.

Psittacosaurus gobiensis

Psittacosaurus gobiensis

But, the newly discovered nut eating dino may be quite important because of the resemblence to parrots.

“…”The parallels in the skull to that in parrots, the descendants of dinosaurs most famous for their nut-cracking habits, is remarkable,” said Paul Sereno, a paleontologist at the University of Chicago and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. Sereno and two colleagues from the People’s Republic of China announce their discovery June 17 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The paleontologists discovered the new dinosaur, which they’ve named Psittacosaurus gobiensis, in the Gobi Desert of Inner Mongolia in 2001, and spent years preparing and studying the specimen. The dinosaur is approximately 110 million years old, dating to the mid-Cretaceous Period….”

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