Stunning 180 Million Year Old Lufengosaur Fossil Found In China

Posted: Dec 8 2015, 12:26am CST | by , in News | Latest Science News


Stunning 180 million Year old Lufengosaur Fossil found in China
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Chinese media reports a new spectacular looking dinosaur fossil find.

Two 180-million-year-old dinosaur fossils have been discovered in the Chinese county of Lufeng. The discovery was made during road construction work. 

The preliminary research says that the new discovery is a giant Lufegnosaur. This is not the first such dinosaur fossil found in Lufeng, hence the name of the dino. In 2007 7.8m long Lufengosaur had been found, but the first Lufengosaurus was discovered already in the 1930s.

The legs and tail of one of the Lufegnosaur fossils is well preserved and looks stunning on the photo has released.

The Lufengosaurus was a giant dino related to the Plateosaurus living in the ealry Jurassic age. Despite the impressive fossil finds in Lufeng, the Lufengosaurus is not fully understood. It is still unclear what its diet was for instance.

Lufeng county is located in Southwestern China. 

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