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"Britain was dinosaur heaven 140m years ago"
The Sunday Times, April 13, 2008
"Britain was dinosaur heaven 140m years ago" by Chris Gourlay
"BRITAIN was one of the worldâs original Jurassic Parks, according to the
first attempted 'census' of the countryâs dinosaurs. Researchers have
identified 108 species found since the first discovery was named in 1824 and
that the variety of creatures make Britain an important area for dinosaur
"The high concentration of species may have been the result of Britainâs
position as a land bridge during the Cretaceous period 140m years ago.
spread along it between the land masses which are now Europe and North
" 'Weâre probably in the top five places in the world for concentrations of
dinosaurs,' said Darren Naish, a vertebrate palaeontologist at Portsmouth
University and one of the researchers who carried out the study."
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