Discovery Of 'Dragon' Dinosaur In China Could Explain Myths
A long-necked dinosaur from the Jurassic Period was discovered in China. Researchers think it could answer mythology questions.By Jasmine Bailey, Christine Slusser | January 30, 2015
Feast your eyes on China's "dragon" dinosaur. It roamed the earth 160 million years ago, during the Jurassic Period.
"A member of the research team from the University of Alberta ... told CNN it was named Qijianglong, the 'dragon of Qijiang,' because farmers thought the bones resembled the shape of Chinese mythical dragons."
One researcher wondered if ancient Chinese actually found the remains and used them as inspiration for legends of dragons.