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Re: "Britain was dinosaur heaven 140m years ago"



Hi All

Gondwana seems to have missed out on all the exciting stuff. Here in Oz the dinos all seem a bit retro.

Adam

MKIRKALDY@aol.com wrote:

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 believe that the variety of creatures make Britain an important area for dinosaur remains."


"The high concentration of species may have been the result of Britainâs position as a land bridge during the Cretaceous period 140m years ago. Dinosaurs spread along it between the land masses which are now Europe and North America."

" '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."

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article3736226.ece

Mary



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