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Dinosasur hunter heads for top of world

CHICAGO, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The University of Chicago's prolific dinosaur hunter will be looking for fossils next on a frigid desert plateau at the top of the world.

Paul Sereno says he and China's foremost dinosaur hunter, Zhao Xijin, will launch a multiyear expedition to the southeastern corner of Tibet next summer to revisit dinosaur fossil sites Zhao has kept secret since he found them 27 years ago.

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The two friends and collaborators announced their expedition Thursday while showing off preliminary results of two digs in the Gobi Desert in Inner Mongolia, the Chicago Tribune said.

Three new species included a small, parrot-beaked dinosaur that munched on plants, an imposing, sharp-toothed raptor that feasted on other dinosaurs and a "bizarre," slothlike beast that was mostly a mystery until now.

Soreno also revealed the finding of a 4-foot dinosaur with a belly full of food, the first definitive discovery of a dinosaur with its last meal intact, the Chicago Sun-Times said.

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