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'We’re talking about an actual Jurassic Park!'

21 October 2021 9:44 AM
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Caudipteryx

Refilwe Moloto interviews international correspondent Adam Gilchrist.

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have discovered a fossil that they say may contain the DNA of a hadeda-sized dinosaur called Caudipteryx.

Bones do not contain DNA, but this discovery was of a 125-million-year-old piece of cartilage from the thigh of the dinosaur, superbly preserved in volcanic ash.

The Chinese Academy of Sciences is hoping to reconstruct a DNA sequence from the sample.

Jurassic Park. (© icedmocha/123rf.com)

Refilwe Moloto interviewed international correspondent Adam Gilchrist (scroll up to listen - skip to 4:20).

You’ve seen the films – possibly all five of them – and now a little bit of reality, with a tingle of nervousness. We’re talking about an actual Jurassic Park!

Adam Gilchrist - international correspondent

Caudipteryx was the size of a turkey but with the attitude of a velociraptor… imagine bringing that back!

Adam Gilchrist - international correspondent



21 October 2021 9:44 AM
Tags:
Adam Gilchrist
Refilwe Moloto
dinosaurs
Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
Jurassic Park
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Caudipteryx

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