Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Albertonykus borealis

Seen in Nick's conception, Albertonykus borealis — possibly the smallest dinosaur yet found in North America — may have used its pick-like thumbs to extract termites and other snacks from infested logs.

One of the many stories I missed while I was away was the announcement of Albertonykus by Nick Longrich and Phil Currie. The link will take you to the National Geographic story.