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‘Mud dragon’ dinosaur unearthed by dynamite at Chinese construction site

3 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
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new species of winged dinosaur was found after workers at a construction site in Ganzhou set off dynamite that revealed the fossilized remains. Its name, Tongtianlong limosus, is a Chinese translation of “muddy dragon on the road to heaven,” which references the animal’s death by entrapment in mud.
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the publication's newsletter, app, and website. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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