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Re: Allosaurus in Thailand
Tall as ten meters?
Shouldn't it be Long?
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Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2007 1:09 PM
Subject: Allosaurus in Thailand
Any more detailed news on this?
"BANGKOK, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- An excavation in Thailand's Northeast has
discovered fossils of various dinosaurs, among them those of allosaurus, the
biggest-sized carnivorous dinosaur species that have been found in Thailand,
local newspaper The Nation reported on Tuesday.
Excavation at Ban Saphan Hin village in Muang district (provincial seat)
of Nakhon Ratchasima Province uncovered allosaurus, iguanodon, duckbilled
dinosaur and pterosaurs fossils in conglomerate layers dating back 100
million years, Dr. PratuangJintasakul, director of the Nakhon Ratcha-sima
Rajabhat University Petrified Wood and Mineral Resources Research Institute
and Museum, announced Monday.
"Allosaurus is the biggest carnivorous dinosaur species to have been
found in Thailand," Dr. Pratuang was quoted by Tuesday' newspaper The Nation
Allosaurus is a late-Jurassic carnivorous dinosaur. It is similar to,
but somewhat smaller, than the tyrannosaurus. Yet, allosaurus used to stand
as tall as 10 meters. "From what we have found, some of its teeth are 10
centimeters long," Pratuang said.
Pratuang said his institute had found piles of dinosaur fossils and
rocks in the suburbs of Khon Kaen province, neighboring NakhonRatchasima,
over the past seven years. In 2005, he invited Chinese dinosaur expert
Professor Dong Zhiming to help classify the fossils. "In all, there are more
than 1,000 dinosaur fossils," he said."
Luis Azevedo Rodrigues
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