Bizarre-looking dinosaur looks like it’s been crossed with a parrot: See the drawing


A newly discovered dinosaur fossil reveals the ancient creature may have had more in common with modern-day birds than other members of the species.

The dinosaur, known as Oksoko avarsan, had two digits on each forearm and what appears to be a long, toothless beak, similar to parrots, according to the study published in The Royal Society Open Science journal.

Oksoko avarsan is interesting because the skeletons are very complete and the way they were preserved resting together shows that juveniles roamed together in groups,” the study’s lead author, Dr. Gregory Funston, said in a statement. 

Artist's impression of Oksoko avarsan dinosaurs (credit: Michael Skrepnick)

Artist’s impression of Oksoko avarsan dinosaurs (credit: Michael Skrepnick)

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