‘Ancient’ dinosaur skeleton from New Zealand could be preserved for scientific study
Scientists have unearthed the remains of a dinosaur that had to be euthanized because it was a member of a species that lived during the last glacial period in North America.
The remains were found in the New Zealand Cretaceous site of Waikato, and the researchers believe they may be the oldest fossils to be found in North American.
They also say the find could shed light on the evolutionary history of the dinosaurs in North and South America.
Researchers from the University of Waikere and the University at Albany and the New England Aquarium are working on a study of the bones to learn more about how the ancient species was preserved.
They said the findings could shed new light on what happened to these dinosaurs during the period of time when they roamed North America and South American continents.
It was a long, hard and cold winter, which may have led to their eventual demise, said study co-author Mark Sorensen, who is a geologist at the University.
But the presence of a skeleton in the site indicates that the animal was living a fairly long time ago, Soren said.
The team is currently trying to find a skeleton that will match the dinosaur’s skeleton, but they’re hoping that will happen soon.
The bones are dated to the middle of the Cretic period, which dates to about 65 million years ago, the researchers said.
It’s possible that the ancient creature may have been a new species that emerged during the glacial periods of North America, Sorenson said.
Researchers aren’t sure what type of dinosaur the new skeleton is from, but the researchers think it could be a new type of sauropod, a species of extinct giant land animal that also lived during this time.
Researchers have also recently found dinosaur fossils at the site, including one from a dinosaur with a tooth that was a half-inch long and was about four inches long.
They hope the dinosaur remains will be preserved to help researchers learn more.
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