Complete dinosaur fossil found in China

December 3rd, 2010 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Dec 2 (IANS) Chinese archaeologists have found a complete fossil of a sauropod dinosaur that dates to the Jurassic era 150 million years ago.

The fossil was first discovered by villagers when they were digging a pond in Qijiang county in Chongqing municipality, Xinhua reported Thursday.

Sauropods were large, four-legged, herbivorous dinosaurs. They had very long necks, small heads with blunt teeth, a small brain, and long tails for counterbalancing their necks.

Qijiang is rich in geological resources. A cluster of dinosaur footprints had earlier been found in the region.

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