Artist's impression of Brontomerus
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Dinosaur named 'thunder thighs' discovered

Scientists have named a newly-discovered dinosaur Brontomerus, or "thunder thighs", because of the huge muscles they think it had.

While only parts of the skeleton have been recovered, researchers say there is enough material to show the creature had extremely powerful legs.

Dr Mike Taylor, from University College London, explained how an unusually large hip-bone suggests the dinosaur was capable of a hefty kick.

  • 23 Feb 2011
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