Friday, December 11, 2015

Road Workers In China Unearth TWO Dinosaurs

Road builders in China weren't expecting to hit more than dirt while working on a new road, but to their shock, they discovered not one, but two dinosaur fossils believed to be 180 million years old. The fossils were from Sauropods believed to have lived in the early Jurassic period. The fossil remains were found 1600 feet apart from one another.

The fossilised skeletons of two long-necked dinosaurs which were up to 30 feet long have been unearthed by workers building a road in China.

The fossils are thought to be the remains of Lufengosaurs magnus and Lufengosaurus huenei – herbivores which roamed the Earth around 180 million years ago.

They were discovered just 1,600 feet (500 metres) apart as workers cleared soil and rocks to make way for a new road in Lufeng County in China's Yunnan Province.

Palaeontologists say the bones of Lufengosaurus magnus include huge complete hind legs along with much of the back bone and spine.

In total the fossil measures around 16 feet (5m) long but experts believe it may have been more than 30 feet (9m) long when alive.

Sadly it appears the head may have been eroded away by the weather.

The other fossil, of Lufengosaurus huenei, was less well preserved and featured two leg bones along with part of the tail. It is thought to have been smaller than the other creature.

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  1. how could bones after 180milion years have that degree of conservation..

    1. I'm sure you meant to say preservation. The conditions for fossilization are very rare. Keep in mind that the bone is saturated with minerals that change the physical properties of the fossil, hence the term "fossilization". It isn't bone anymore.