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Say hello to: PYRORAPTOR

Pyroraptor CGI Animaiton From Discovery Channel (c)tm.

Pyroraptor Olympius: (Pie-row-Rap-tore) "Fire Raider" (Named after BRONTOSAURUS)
Diet:Carnivore (meat-eater)
Time:Late Cretaceous ? 76 million years ago
Location:Europe

Pyroraptor is the first positively identified member of the raptor family found in Europe. This was a small, fast hunter that lived near the end of the age of dinosaurs. The specimen is known from only a few bones, but they are enough to give scientists a good idea of what this little dinosaur would have looked like. Some paleontologists believe it would have closely resembled the small, bird-like dinosaurs recently discovered in China.
Pyroraptor was found associated with fossils representing a number of other creatures, including Rhabdodon, a nodosaur, a titanosaur, a ceratopsian and some Late Cretaceous reptiles.
The origin of the dromaeosaurs has long been debated. A number of prominent scientists believe they originated in North America, possibly the area that was adjacent to Europe in the very Early Cretaceous.