Bambi is one of the most exquisite dinosaur specimens ever found!
Bambi's partially prepared skeleton
Scientific Name: Velociraptor sp.
Formation: upper Two Medicine Formation, Montana
In a bonebed consisting of mostly duckbill remains, this little dinosaur was found washed up against a Maiasaur skull. Bambi is nearly complete, partially articulated, and very well preserved.
Bambi has tentatively been identified as a velociraptor due to similarities with the older Velociraptor mongoliensis from Asia. Bambi also resembles the younger Saurornitholestes langstoni from North America. Being a juvenile makes identification even more challenging. This fossil has the potential to shed light on dinosaur-bird evolutionary questions.
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