January 28, 2011

Dinosaurs Survived Mass Extinction by 700,000 Years

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University of Alberta researchers determined that a fossilized dinosaur bone found in New Mexico confounds the long established paradigm that the age of dinosaurs ended between 65.5 and 66 million years ago.

The U of A team, led by Larry Heaman from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, determined the femur bone of a hadrosaur as being only 64.8 million years old. That means this particular plant eater was alive about 700,000 years after the mass extinction event many paleontologists believe wiped all non-avian dinosaurs off the face of earth, forever.

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TAGGED: Mass Extinction, Fossils, Dinosaurs, Cretaceous-Tertiary Extinction

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