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'Jurassic Park' Unearthed in Argentina's Patagonia - Reuters



'Jurassic Park' Unearthed in Argentina's Patagonia
                                 Reuters
                                 Feb 14 2001 6:23PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - Argentine paleontologists
                                 declared on Wednesday that they had
found a sprawling "Jurassic
                                 Park" of dinosaur fossils in the heart
of Patagonia they dubbed
                                 "possibly the most significant find
ever".

                                 The find in the province of Chubut, on
an arid plateau some 950 miles
                                 south of Buenos Aires, includes four
unknown species of dinosaurs
                                 from the Jurassic period around 150-160
million years ago, one of the
                                 world's oldest known mammals and a host
of fossils of reptiles and
                                 ancient sea turtles.

                                 Experts estimated they had unearthed
only around two percent of the
                                 contents of the vast fossil deposit,
which sprawls over hundreds of
                                 square miles in southern Argentina.

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