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New fossil helps solidify dino origins

Remains of a dog-sized creature support idea of dinosaurs' South American origin and early, rapid evolution

2:01pm, December 11, 2009

Fossils of a small carnivorous dinosaur unearthed in New Mexico back up the idea that all dinosaurs originated in what is now South America, evolved quickly and then dispersed from their homeland.

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