Thursday, March 30, 2006
Dinosaurs from South Pacific Seas
Jeffrey Stilwell, a US-born fellow in palaeontology at Melbourne's Monash University, said he discovered the fossilized foot, finger and spinal bones of carnivorous dinosaurs on the Chatham Islands, about 850 kilometers (530 miles) east of New Zealand.
The discovery confirmed that the Chathams were once connected to New Zealand by a finger-like extension, Stilwell told AFP."Prior to our discoveries, only a few isolated examples of dinosaur fossils had been found in the northern part of New Zealand," he said.
"Now we've found dinosaur remains almost 1,000 kilometers east out in the middle of the South Pacific," he said, adding that his team had already uncovered more dinosaur fossils in the Chathams than had been unearthed in New Zealand over the past 25 years.
Complete article from Yahoo News
Posted by Kyle Lindsey at 9:26 PM