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Paleontologists discovered a new bird-like paleocreature

It walked on two legs, looked like an ostrich, had hands the size of a gorilla's and lived 125 million years ago -- meet the latest &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/science/19/94/377/14920_dinosaur.html ' target=_blank>dinosaur discovery.

Fossilzed bones of the feathered, bird-like creature, Falcarius utahensis, were unearthed at a remote mountain site in the western US state of Utah. The paleontologists who discovered the creature said yesterday it had evolved from a carnivore and was well on the way to becoming a plant-loving &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/main/2001/09/28/16432_.html ' target=_blank>herbivore.

It is not known exactly what Falcarius utahensis ate. It might still have lived on meat but, according to a study in the journal Nature, it almost certainly ate plants.