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Fossils of dinosaur herd discovered in Italy


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A treasure trove of fossils of a herd of 11 dinosaurs has been identified for the first time in Italy, including the biggest and most complete dinosaur skeleton ever found in the country.

The fossilised remains belong to the species Tethyshadros insularis, which lived 80 million years ago and reached up to five metres in length.


“Italy is not known for dinosaurs and, although we had a few lucky strikes in the past, now we have a whole herd at one dinosaur site,” said Federico Fanti, a professor at the University of Bologna and leader of a research team whose findings have been published in the Scientific Reports journal.

“This is super cool as we can figure out the kind of environment the dinosaurs lived and died in,” added Fanti. “During that period, the area was very close to the shoreline in a tropical, warm and humid environment capable of feeding herds of dinosaurs.”


Source - https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/dec/02/fossil-remains-of-a-herd-of-11-dinosaurs-discovered-in-italyhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/59516261


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this is really exciting, as Italy really has no major dinosaur discovery apart from some bones and mostly footprints; it was, as a matter of fact, underwater

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19 hours ago, M i K E Y said:

They were waiting for SC MV

They were Madonna's pets during her debut era! Italian heritage jumped out.

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