Aug 3, 2009
150m Year Old Dinosaur Bones Dug Up in Utah ecology” />
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In southeast Utah, scientists uncovered an array of incredibly well-preserved dinosaur bones, which could provide new information about life in this region 150 million years ago.
In a sandstone channel of an ancient river, paleontologists discovered four Sauropods and two carnivorous dinosaurs, as well as petrified trees and freshwater calms. All these new pieces of evidence offer a glimpse of what life and the natural environment was like 150 million years ago.
The long-necked, long-tailed plant-munching Sauropods were the largest animals that ever lived on land. The smallest were around 6m long, yet the largest could weight anything up to 110 tons. They’re classed and subdivided into many species, by size and weight.
According to the paleontologists at Burpee Museum of National History in Rockford who performed the excavations, the fossils have been extremely well preserved. Notwithstanding this, they say more time is needed to reveal the full importance of the site.
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