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Re: Dinosaurs in central Europe
06-08-03 15:41, Vladimír Socha wrote:
... I know
there's also distribution of dinosaur footprints in Poland but don't
know much more of them. Do they (or at least some of them) resemble
those I've mentioned? Do they come from the same time (about -220
Ma). Also, are there any bone remains from dinosaurs (except those
very nice collected in Mongolia ;o) ? I know that during LK most of
the "area" was beneath the sea level, so it's very unlikely to find
any dinosaur remains here. Jurassic strata are incomplete and
"badely" preserved, though widespread. Is it the same situation as in
Poland? I wonder, if ever there will be a chance to discover some
nice dinosaur remains here that would get "nomen validum" rank. Do
you expect this could happen in the near or far future?
It seems to be happening right now. It was reported a few months ago
that well-preserved remains of several dinosaurs dated at ca. -200 Ma
had been found in a sandstone quarry at Przysucha, near Radom (one of
those places that had already yielded dinosaur footprints). The
dinosaurs are said to be about 4 m long and appear to be scelidosaurids.
This is all I know at the moment.