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3:36 PM April 20, 2019

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3:36 PM April 20, 2019

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220 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Fossils Discovered In Argentina

DINOSAUR FOSSILS – Scientists discovered the remains of almost a dozen dinosaurs in a site in Western Argentina Wednesday last week (April 10).

Recently, there has been several reports of fossil discoveries. These reports are useful for research and further studies.

DINOSAUR FOSSILS
Photo taken from Manila Bulletin

Meanwhile, the recent discovery was made at Ischigualasto National Park located in San Juan provice, Argentina. Excavated in the site, was the remains of almost a dozen dinosaurs from 220 million years ago.

This is based on an article from Manila Bulletin. Based on the article,

Argentinian Paleontologist Ricardo Martinez claimed that there were almost ten various individuals that can be drawn from the mass of bones.

The remains are from an era that, according to Martinez, “we know little” about. He explained the importance of the discovery in his statement:

“This discovery is doubly important because there are at least seven or eight individuals of dicynodonts, the ancestors of mammals, the size of an ox.”

He also claimed that remains of ‘archosaurs’ – or reptiles that could possibly be the ancestors of great crocodiles – were also discovered in the site.

The discovery was initiated back in September 2018 in San Juan province. Approximately 1,100 kilometers or 680 miles West of Buenos Aires.

The physical structure of the site where the remains were discovered extended to between 1 and 2 meters in diameter and about the same depth throughout.

This lead to a theory that the site could be a drinking hole during the “great drought”. It is theorized also, that the dinosaurs died of weakness right at that spot.

There has been a lot of discoveries of fossils from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous eras in Argentina.

That is all there is to it, we’ll post updates. As soon as we got them.

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