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Shu! What acute hearing you have, Frankenstein


Shu! What acute hearing you have, Frankenstein

How Wits university discovered the extraordinary hearing abilities of a Frankenstein-like dinosaur

Senior science reporter

Hunting for prey under the dark cloak of night is no mean feat, which is why only a handful of the tens of thousands of bird species on Earth hack it.

Now, thanks to an extraordinary discovery by scientists at the Evolutionary Studies Institute at Johannesburg’s Wits university, we know that a more than 65-million-year-old dinosaur, from which birds descended, was able to do just that.

Called Shuvuuia, the tiny being lived in the Mongolian desert and was somewhat of a Frankenstein creature...

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