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Nocturnal dinosaurs: Night vision and superb hearing in a small theropod suggest it was a moonlight predator

By Lars Schmitz, Associate Professor of Biology, Scripps College
Jonah Choiniere, Senior Researcher in Dinosaur Palaentology, University of the Witwatersrand
Roger Benson, Professor of Palaeobiology, University of Oxford
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By looking at the eye bones and ear canals of extinct dinosaurs, researchers show that a small ancient predator likely hunted at night and had senses as good as a modern barn owl.


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