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I've been a little swamped this week, so even though this awesome dinosaur news has been sitting in my in-box, I have failed to report it to you til today. I apologize, especially since it's such a fantastic specimen:

...researchers have unearthed the first known dinosaur with only one finger. The new single-digit species, named Linhenykus monodactylus and described online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was found in a roughly 80 million year old rock formation in Inner Mongolia.

The tiny carnivore stands just two feet tall, and scientists believe it used its single digits to forage for insects. He also uses it to flip-off creationists.

Read more about our little friend here, here and here!