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Re: Dinosaurs In Canada's Arctic Regions
Those dino bones mentioned in the article couldn't have been
discovered this summer - Hans found virtually no vertebrate material
for the 6 weeks or whatever it was that he was in the Arctic this
summer. Mostly just fossil plant material.
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On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 12:52:48 -0600 (MDT), Richard W. Travsky
> Arctic mystery no longer: Dinosaurs walked Canada's great north
> October 05, 2004
> Hans Larsson, a McGill University paleontologist, has found physical proof
> that Canada's Arctic regions once had a Jurassic era. Scientists have
> suspected that dinosaurs lived in Canada's great north eons ago, yet it
> remained an unproven theory, since no bones had ever been uncovered.
> Not anymore. Larsson has discovered tyrannosaurus dinosaur bones, which
> until now had only been located in Canada's prairie provinces, as well as
> in the western United States. "We were able to clarify that dinosaurs
> large predatory dinosaurs and a great variety of plants lived in the High
> Arctic," he says.
> "We found dinosaur remains, as well as fern and tree fossils," continues
> Larsson, who walked up to 25 kilometres per day for one month with his
> research team to locate bones during the summer of 2003 and 2004. "You
> wouldn't expect it, yet dinosaurs and a great variety of plants lived in
> the High Arctic 240 to 65 million years ago."