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2008-09-16 Probabile nuovo dinosauro scoperto in Australia

Dig uncovers new dinosaur bones

September 16, 2008 12:44pm

Article from: AAP

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A DIG for dinosaur bones in western Queensland may have uncovered a new species, scientists say.

The Australian Age of Dinosaurs Institute has completed a two-week dig at a remote sheep and cattle station near Winton, where a 20-metre sauropod, dubbed Matilda, was discovered three years ago.

Institute chairman David Elliott said the fossils found in the latest dig were up to 98 million years old.

“We took back two ute fulls of bones,” Mr Elliott said.

“Because they’re small bones we don’t think they belong to Matilda.

“We’re hopeful it’s something totally unique but we won’t know anything until six to eight months’ time.”

Mr Elliott said more of Matilda’s bones were also retrieved.

“We’re looking at one of the biggest concentrations of dinosaur bones that we’ve ever found,” he said.

“There’s a huge potential for some very exciting discoveries to come out of this work.”

Sauropods, which first appeared in the late Triassic Period, were the largest animals to have lived on land.

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,24354376-29277,00.html
Hopes that Australian dinosaur find is new species
AFP – 16 set 2008
SYDNEY (AFP) — Australian scientists were hopeful Tuesday that two tonnes of bones found in the country’s northeast are the remains of a new species of
‘Huge potential’ in outback dinosaur find
ABC Online – 15 set 2008
Scientists say it is too early to speculate on a new discovery of dinosaur bones in western Queensland, but it is a significant find.

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