Monday, October 15, 2007

Erenhot excavation make public dinosaur fossil belt

The recently found fossil belt of dinosaurs is far away from the bank of the Eren Salt Lake, which may recommend that a natural disaster cause the destruction of the dinosaurs, Xinhua quoting a specialist as saying. The paleontologists say the dinosaur fossils belong to the behind Cretaceous era (around 65 million to 70 million years ago) when the gigantic animal abruptly became died out.

This may be the second most important archaeological discovery at the Eren Basin, after Chinese archaeologists found the leftovers of gigantic bird-like dinosaur there in 2005, overturning theories that dinosaurs became normally smaller as they evolve into birds.

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