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What carnivorous dinosaur fossils had traces of a bird-like beak?

In the Red Deer River Badlands of Canada, the remains of a carnivorous ornithomimid dinosaur were found that included traces of keratin around the front of the animal’s skull. Keratin, the material found in hair and fingernails, is also found in the beaks of birds. This was also the first carnivorous dinosaur with evidence of a beak, and it showed that dinosaurs could make the transition from teeth to a beak-like structure.


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