You know what's cool about dinosaurs? Everything. But more specifically, we always thought it was amazing how different they all were from each other. On the one hand, you've got critters like tyrannosaurus and velociraptor — there's a size difference, sure, but you can see how the follow the same basic two-legged, long-tailed, sharp-toothed design. But on the other hand, you've got triceratops, stegosaurus, and brontosaurus. It's hard to believe they're related to each other, let alone any of the meat-eaters. Stranger still, back in 2015, they dug up Chilesaurus diegosuarezi (discovered by 7-year-old Diego Suarez), and it seemed to combine features from across the spectrum of species — one guess why they call it the "platypus of dinosaurs."
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Written by Reuben Westmaas August 17, 2017
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