Paleo Bites


Dracoraptor, the Draconic Thief

Ep. 169

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Host Matthew Donald and guest co-host Christina Eilert discuss Dracoraptor, the very first Jurassic dinosaur known and a survivor of the Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction, the one everyone seems to forget for some reason. It was a multiple impact event, people! Probably. From the Early Jurassic, this 3-foot coelophysid didn’t really have much going for it, and probably is some offshoot of Coelophysis that made it past the extinction. This is more of an excuse to talk about that extinction, honestly. It needs more love! Again, multiple impact event! Again though, probably. But maybe not.

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