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Dinosaur discovery in Britain's 'Jurassic Park'

By T.K. Randall
February 10, 2009 · Comment icon 5 comments

Image Credit: Mark Witton, Darren Naish
A massive haul of prehistoric remains has been discovered in the cliffs on the Isle of Wight in the UK. Over 48 species were found in what is now being referred to as Britain's own Jurassic Park.
Some 48 new prehistoric species have been unearthed by a British expert from Britain's own Jurassic Park, including dinosaurs similar to the deadly velociraptor and giant flying pterosaurs. Palaeontologists have long flocked to this country which is thought to be one of the top five in the world for concentrations of dinosaurs remains. The high number is thought to be as a result of Britain's position as a land bridge between various continents more than 130 million years ago. "


Source: The Telegraph | Comments (5)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by raphnix 16 years ago
I wonder if some can be found to at the arctic so that they might happen to dig some frozen remains.
Comment icon #2 Posted by punish3ment 16 years ago
Awesome! My surname is Sweetman too!!! Maybe a very distant relative? It's not a common name aparntally.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Exterminator 16 years ago
I wonder if some can be found to at the arctic so that they might happen to dig some frozen remains. Sure there must be remains in artic.. and if they were frozen with time then there could be complete preserved bodies! But I wonder if there was ice at that time... :-?
Comment icon #4 Posted by Bender. 16 years ago
Sure there must be remains in artic.. and if they were frozen with time then there could be complete preserved bodies! But I wonder if there was ice at that time... :-? The ice caps did not exist when the dinosaurs were alive, it was a very warm world, so there is no chance of frozen remains. Even if there were, there would be nothing left, for the animal would still decompose. A 12,000 year old Mammoth is not fully preserved, so imagine what a 65 million year old creature would look like.
Comment icon #5 Posted by SirRedeye 16 years ago
cool discovery. (but i just have to ask- are the dinos in the topic picture wearing hats?-lol)


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