Scientists said that a bone tube inside the skull of this dinosaur and a ring of bones around its pupil showed that it would have the ability to see and hear at night like a barn owl.
A dinosaur has been identified in Mangolia and Northern China about seven million years ago. Scientists have said that the name of this dinosaur is Shuvuuia deserti. He told that 70 million years ago, this dinosaur used to hunt in the desert at night. This dinosaur had night vision for hunting.
Scientists said that a bone tube inside the skull of this dinosaur and a ring of bones around its pupil showed that it would have the ability to see and hear at night like a barn owl. They told that this animal must have been able to hunt even in the dark of night. A study done on Shuvuya Desersa Dinosaur has been published in a science journal.
Shuvuiya Desersa loved the night
This study reported that the Shuvuia Desersa dinosaurs had better-than-average hearing abilities, which helped it to hunt. But its ability to see during the day was normal. However, its night vision became a major weapon during the night. This was the reason that Shuvuiya Desersa used to like night time a lot. Shuvuia Desersa was a pheasant-shaped dinosaur, which had two legs like normal birds. But its weight used to be equal to that of a cat.
How was the body texture of Shuvuia Desersa?
Shuvuia Desersa did not have strong jaws and pointed teeth like carnivorous dinosaurs. But it had a light skull like a bird and many small teeth like rice grains. Its neck was medium in length and head was short. The entire body was supported by long legs and if seen in the present time, it would look like a strange chicken. Unlike birds, it had two small hands, which eventually had a claw, which was very helpful for digging.
How did Shuvuiya Desersa hunt?
The author of this study and paleontologist Jonah Chounier of the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, said that Shuvuia Desersa must have galloped on the desert land at night. Through her ability to listen and night vision, she will hunt lizards and insects that come out at night. He said, Shuvuiya Desersa would have been able to run after her prey with her long legs. At the same time, when the victim is hiding under the sand, she will dig through her claws and take them out.
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