Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Dinosaurs found at Utah's Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument continues to be a treasure trove of undiscovered dinosaur species.

Recent discoveries in sand stone deposits have proved extremely rare. Two complete sauropod skulls of previously unknown animals, possibly over 105 million years old.

From the Yahoo News article:
  • The new species is called Abydosaurus mcintoshi. Researchers say it's part of the larger brachiosaurus family, hulking four-legged vegetarians that include sauropods
The skulls are so intact that new clues can be determined about how this species of dinosaurs ate. A. Mcintoshi had short conical teeth. Not designed for chewing but for grabbing and swallowing.

Read more about the new dinosaur discoveries at Yahoo News

Thanks to Tim Sayell

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