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Experts: Shandong dinosaur fossil field "world's largest"


Experts: Shandong dinosaur fossil field "world's largest"  
 www.chinaview.cn  2008-12-29 20:01:03      Print 
    JINAN, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) -- 
A dinosaur fossil field discovered this year in eastern China appears to be
the largest in the world, a paleontologist told Xinhua on Monday. 

    More than 7,600 fossils have been discovered so far in Zhucheng City in
eastern Shandong Province and the number is climbing, said Zhao Xijin, the
paleontologist in charge of the project. 

    Zhao is from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and
Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 

    "The discoveries are expected to contribute to research on the mystery
of dinosaur extinction," Zhao said. He added that 

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