Scientists have discovered a toothless, feathered dinosaur that has just two fingers and resembles a giant parrot.
Works – Name Oksoko Avatar – Grown to a length of two meters with only two functional numbers on each wrist.
They had a large, toothless beak, similar to that found in birds today, and would feed on other animals and plants.
The researchers said that the well – preserved fossils were the first evidence of the loss of numbers in the family of dinosaurs known as ovipractors.
Like the T-Rex, Oksoko Avatar It had only two fingers – but every other known member of its family had three.
The team said the discovery that forelimb adaptations could lead the group to change their diet and lifestyle and enable them to diversify and increase.
Fossil remains of four young dinosaurs have been unearthed together, pointing to the possibility that the Oxaco Awarson, like other prehistoric creatures, is as social as the Juveniles.
The study was led by a professor at the University of Edinburgh School of Geosciences. Gregory Funston said: “Oxocho Averson is fun because the skeletons are so complete that they show how they rest together.
“But more importantly, its two-fingered hand led us to see how the hands and forelegs changed throughout the evolution of previously unreleased aviators.
“It reveals some unexpected trends and is an important part of why aviators were so diverse before the extinction of the dinosaurs.
“Ovirapterosaurs were very adaptable, which may have enabled them to diversify towards the end of the Cretaceous.”
Throughout the evolutionary history of ovaries, researchers have studied the reduction and eventual loss of the size of the third finger.
With the migration of new geographical areas, the weapons and hands of the creatures changed considerably, especially now to North America and the Gobi Desert.
The new dinosaur is associated with birds
The study, published in the Royal Society’s Journal of Open Science, is funded by The Royal Society and the Council of Natural Sciences and Engineering of Canada.
Researchers at the University of Alberta, the Philip J. Curry Dinosaur Museum in Canada, the University of Hokkaido in Japan, and the Mongolian Academy of Sciences.
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