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2010-09-25 06:10:00

Paleontologists in Spain said Friday they have discovered the longest dinosaur thigh bone ever found in Europe, measuring almost 6.5 feet in length. The dinosaur research institute Dinopolis Foundation said the thigh fossil was found earlier this year at a Riodeva dig site near Teruel in eastern Spain. Scientists have also unearthed a 4.1-foot tibia and 15 vertebrae at the site. The fossil is believed to belong to the Turiasaurus Riodevensis -- a dinosaur weighing more than 40 tons and...

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2009-06-22 08:25:00

Researchers from the Teruel-Din³polis Joint Palaeontology Foundation have compared an Allosauroidea tooth found in deposits in Riodeva, Teruel, with other similar samples. The palaeontologists have concluded that this is the largest tooth of a carnivorous dinosaur to have been found to date in Spain. The features and size of the 9.83cm tooth provide key information needed to identify its former owner. The researchers are in no doubt "“ it was a large, predatory, carnivorous...