Someone in Hollywood should snap up the movie rights to the
backstory of Falcarius utahensis, the 125 million-year-old dinosaur
with 10-cm claws and spoon-shaped molars __1__ last week.
Scientists say it offers the first glimpse into how dinos made the
__2__ from small, agile meat eaters to elephant-size vegetarians.
Falcarius, as it turns out, was dug up by a black-market fossil
collector named Lawrence Walker, who found it on US government
land in Utah while digging at night under a tarpaulin. Convinced he
was onto something big, the poacher tipped __3__ a paleontologist
he knew, James Kirkland, and led him to the site. Kirkland tried to
protect his source but, asked under oath how the dinosaur was
discovered, reluctantly __4__ Walker in. Kirkland got his 15 minutes
of fame last week. Walker served five months in prison.
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( ) 4. (A) handed (B) told (C) took (D) turned