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Bizarre 'platypus' dinosaur found in Chile
A strange type of dinosaur found in Southern Chile is puzzling paleontologists from all over the world, who describe it as “one of the most bizarre dinosaurs ever found.”
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(Courtesy of Gabriel Lío)

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(Courtesy of Gabriel Lío)

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Excavating a skeleton in beds of the Toqui Formation, Southern Andes, Chile (Dr. Fernando Novas)

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Excavating a skeleton in beds of the Toqui Formation, Southern Andes, Chile (Dr. Fernando Novas)

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(Courtesy of Gabriel Lío)

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Map of South America showing fossil site Aysén in southern Chile (Dr. Fernando Novas)

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Excavating a skeleton in beds of the Toqui Formation, Southern Andes, Chile (Dr. Fernando Novas)

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Geologist Manuel Suárez and his son Diego, who discovered the dinosaur bone.
(Courtesy of Dr. Fernando Novas)

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A skeleton and live reconstruction
(Courtesy of Gabriel Lío)

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Right jaw and teeth in side view.
(Courtesy of Dr. Fernando Novas)

Bizarre 'platypus' dinosaur found in Chile

A strange type of dinosaur found in Southern Chile is puzzling paleontologists from all over the world, who describe it as “one of the most bizarre dinosaurs ever found.”

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