Dinosaur discoveries

Thursday, March 17, 2011

August 2009 A new species of sauropod, nicknamed Zac, is found on a sheep farm in Queensland, Australia. The fossil of the large plant-eating dinosaur dates back 97m years.

July 2009 Three more dinosaur fossils, roughly 100m years old, are found in Australia. The carnivorous dinosaur Australovenator wintonensis, is dubbed Banjo. The other two, both herbivores, are named Wintonotitan wattsi (Clancy) and Diamantinasaurus matildae (Matilda).

June 2009 The discovery of a new dinosaur in China is announced. The 160m-year-old ostrich-like dinosaur is named Limusaurus inextricabilis.

October 2008 The bird-like Epidexipteryx, dated at between 152m and 168m years old, is discovered in China.

February 2008 Two new types of carnivorous dinosaur are identified from 110m-year-old fossils found in the Sahara desert eight years earlier. Kryptops palaios had a short, horn-covered snout while Eocarcharia dinops had blade-like teeth.

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