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Dinosaur Toe Found in South Pacific
The first proof that land-dwelling dinosaurs lived on remote islands in the
South Pacific has been unveiled by an Australian-based researcher.
Dr Jeffrey Stilwell, a palaeontologist from Melbourne's Monash University,
says he discovered the fossilised foot, finger and spinal bones of
carnivorous dinosaurs on the Chatham Islands, about 850 kilometres east of
The discovery confirms the Chathams were once connected to New Zealand by a
finger-like extension, Stilwell says.
"Prior to our discoveries, only a few isolated examples of dinosaur fossils
had been found in the northern part of New Zealand," he says.
"Now we've found dinosaur remains almost 1000 kilometres east out in the
middle of the South Pacific." ...
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