Scientists discover a new fossilised footprint (left) that they named after Nobita (right), a character from the ‘Doraemon’ cartoons. Photo: Handout Scientists discover a new fossilised footprint (left) that they named after Nobita (right), a character from the ‘Doraemon’ cartoons. Photo: Handout
Scientists discover a new fossilised footprint (left) that they named after Nobita (right), a character from the ‘Doraemon’ cartoons. Photo: Handout

New dinosaur species found in China named after popular cartoon character Doraemon’s best buddy Nobita

  • Scientists believe the dinosaur was a predatory animal from the Cretaceous period
  • Scientists named the species after ‘Doraemon’ because the cartoon helped introduce kids to dinosaurs

Topic |   Archaeology and paleontology
Scientists discover a new fossilised footprint (left) that they named after Nobita (right), a character from the ‘Doraemon’ cartoons. Photo: Handout Scientists discover a new fossilised footprint (left) that they named after Nobita (right), a character from the ‘Doraemon’ cartoons. Photo: Handout
Scientists discover a new fossilised footprint (left) that they named after Nobita (right), a character from the ‘Doraemon’ cartoons. Photo: Handout
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