Scientists Discover a New Species of Dinosaur in Northern China

May 3, 2013 6:48 PM

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Scientists Discover a New Species of Dinosaur in Northern China

Though the dinosaurs have long stopped roaming the Earth, it seems like we are still getting to know them. Researchers from George Washington University have found a fossil from a previously unknown species of dinosaur. The fossil was found in what is now northwestern China.

The researchers have named the species Aorun zhaoi, to commemorate the Dragon King depicted in the epic Chinese tale, Journey to the West. The fossils were found in 2006, in the isolated area of Xinjiang.

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