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Aardonyx celestae

This is cool. An early Jurassic dinosaur that appears to be a sort of "missing link" in the development of the huge sauropods. It looks a bit like a two-legged Diplodocus.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8353114.stm

No size information in that story, but the piece in the Telegraph (currently here, although Telegraph stories have a habit of switching URLs on a regular basis) describes it as a likely not fully grown juvenile. Apparently it was "...more than 20 feet long, six feet tall at the hip, weighed half a ton, and has been named after the wife of the palaeontologist who led the research."

Her name is Celeste, in case you were wondering. Not Aardonyx. Although that means "earth claw", which would actually be a bloody good name for a palaeontologist.

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