Dinosaur fossils make US debut

Dinosaur fossils make US debut

Posted: Friday, August 27, 2010 8:02 pm

CINCINNATI (AP) — Dinosaur fossils discovered in a Chinese province are making their U.S. debut at an Ohio museum.
Officials at the Cincinnati Museum Center say the fossils include a rib and three vertebrae from a long-necked titanosaur.
Scientists have used the fossils to identify a new species of sauropod  unique to China’s Henan Province region.
A fossilized nest of 26 eggs arranged in pairs and laid by an unknown species of the feathered, beaked oviraptorosaurs also will be on display when the exhibit opens Friday.
The items have not been displayed previously outside the Henan Geological Museum in China. They will be included in a new traveling “Dinosaurs Unearthed” exhibit of Chinese dinosaur fossils set to begin touring North America in October.

Published in The Messenger 8.27.10

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