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New iguanodonts from Thailand
From: Ben Creisler email@example.com
Here's a story from the Bangkok Post dated Sept. 22, 2001:
The Rajabhat Institute has announced the discovery of more
than 40 fossilised dinosaur bones in the province.
The fossils were collected from excavation sites in Ban
Nong Rangka, and Ban Pong Malaengwan in tambon Khokkruad
of Muang district by the institute's exploration team.
More than 40 fossilised remains were on display as
officials gave word of the discoveries.
The fossils, thought to be around 110 million years old,
were examined and verified to belong to the Iguanodon
''The fossils belong to Iguanodon family but they are
likely to be different from the ones found previously. The
jaws and teeth are different from those of Iguanodon
dinosaurs found in other countries,'' said vice-rector
He said that the fossiled bones including teeth, upper
right jaws, and legs belonged to two dinosaurs _possibly a
mother and its baby.
The fossilised remains were examined by expert Varavudh
Suteethorn and a French palaeontologist, said Dr
Another two sets of fossils belonging to dinosaur types
found previously were uncovered in the same area.
Examinations showed that one set belonged to a flesh-
eating dinosaur, Siamotyrannus, which was previously found
in Khon Kaen's Phu Wiang district. "But what we've found
here could be about 20 million years younger than those in
Khon Kaen,'' he said.
Another set belonged to a flesh-eating dinosaur
Siamosaurus, previously found in the northeastern region,
he said. The remains would go on display at a new museum
in Ban Krok Duen Ha in tambon Suranaree, Muang district,