A Raptor named Bambi

Bambi is one of the most exquisite dinosaur specimens ever found!

Bambi's partially prepared skeleton

Scientific Name: Velociraptor sp.

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Dinosauria

Formation: upper Two Medicine Formation, Montana

In a bonebed consisting of mostly duckbill remains, this little dinosaur was found washed up against a Maiasaur skull. Bambi is nearly complete, partially articulated, and very well preserved.

Bambi has tentatively been identified as a velociraptor due to similarities with the older Velociraptor mongoliensis from Asia. Bambi also resembles the younger Saurornitholestes langstoni from North America. Being a juvenile makes identification even more challenging. This fossil has the potential to shed light on dinosaur-bird evolutionary questions.





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