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World's largest dinosaur graveyard unearthed

By T.K. Randall
October 5, 2014 · Comment icon 6 comments

The region was once rich and fertile. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.5 Gerhard Boeggemann
Archaeologists have discovered the largest concentration of dinosaur remains ever found.
Researchers from Mexico and Germany have been investigating the discovery of fourteen fossil specimens packed inside an area measuring only a few hundred feet across.

"I know no other place where so many dinosaurs have been found on such a small area," said Wolfgang Stinnesbeck.
A second collection of fossils was also found a few miles away.

The fossils themselves are thought to date back around 70 million years to a time when the region, which is now nothing more than a desert, would have been rich and fertile.

"There was a huge delta here and several rivers were flowing into the Gulf of Mexico," said paleontologist Eberhard Frey. "The ecosystem here was vibrant. Apart from dinosaur bones we have found four species of turtles, remains of a small crocodile and teeth of early mammals."

Source: Fox News | Comments (6)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by Red Howler 10 years ago
Cool
Comment icon #2 Posted by bobb73 10 years ago
They must've came upon a patch of West Indian Lilac.
Comment icon #3 Posted by kitco 10 years ago
Interesting story wheres the rest of it.
Comment icon #4 Posted by theotherguy 10 years ago
Oh, man. My inner eight-year-old just went crazy. I want to go there now.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Whatsinausername 10 years ago
"they do move in herds"
Comment icon #6 Posted by Taun 10 years ago
While I'm sure it was the result of perhaps a flood or other localized natural disaster.. How cool would it be if they were actual victims of the asteroid (or whatever) that is credited with wiping out the Dino's?... It impacted not too far from there (about 600 miles or so)...


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