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The Hunchback from Spain

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The Hunchback from Spain
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A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.72

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    overall, specimen, vertebrate, impressive, scientist, ever, such, bizarre, hump, several, lived, regulate, body, million, sounds, story
     content words:    Notre Dame, Francisco Ortega, Early Cretaceous, Jack L., American Museum, Natural History


The Hunchback from Spain
By Colleen Messina
  

1     Have you ever heard of a story called The Hunchback of Notre Dame? Did you know that dinosaurs can have hunchbacks, too? Scientists have discovered the fossil of a dinosaur with a hump on its back. They have called the creature Concavenator corcovatus This name means "the hunchback hunter from Cuenca."
 
2     A scientist recently discovered this specimen in Spain. Francisco Ortega said the hump was "really big" and "very, very impressive." This dinosaur walked on two feet. It was about 20 feet long. It lived around 130 million years ago in the Early Cretaceous period. This creature ate meat.

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