Saturday, June 26, 2010

World's Largest Dinosaur Graveyard Found

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The world's largest dinosaur graveyard has been discovered in Alberta, Canada, according to David Eberth of the Royal Tyrrell Museum and other scientists working on the project.

The Vancouver Sun reports that the massive dinosaur bonebed is 1.43-square miles in size. Eberth says it contains thousands of bones belonging to the dinosaur Centrosaurus, which once lived near what is now the Saskatchewan border.

Centrosaurus was a plant-eating, cow-sized dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous, around 75 million years ago.
Alberta has yielded many well-preserved dinosaur remains in the past, but paleontologists have never quite been sure why
When Centrosaurus was alive, Alberta was a balmy tropical area along a coast
There was, however, trouble in paradise, since every so often horrible tropical storms wiped out large numbers of dinosaurs, other animals, and plants
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