30 foot long dinosaur skeleton belonging to a new species found in the United States


A group of scientists recently discovered the bones of a dinosaur in the US state of Missouri. They claim it is a new species that has never been found in the country before. The skeleton of the juvenile duck-billed dinosaur, called Parrosaurus Missouriensis, is a staggering 25 to 30 feet long. The scientists have kept the location a secret until it can be secured. Paleontologist Guy Darrough, who discovered the skeleton, had it transported to a local museum and then called Chicago’s Field Museum to reveal the big news. He reportedly spoke to Pete Makovicky, the curator of dinosaurs at the Field Museum. “He came down and looked and said, ‘Yes, you have dinosaurs’.”

“I can’t think of anything more impressive than what we discovered here. A new genus in species. It’s a world famous discovery, ”said Darrough.

Makovicky, professor of earth and environmental sciences at the University of Minnesota, and his team soon began digging at the Missouri site and found an adult Parrosaurus Missouriensis right next to the hatchling discovered by Darrough. “This is a remarkable site indeed, in one of the best dinosaur areas east of the Great Plains,” Makovicky told Fox 2.

Makovicky, who has excavated sites around the world to find dinosaur remains, describes the Missouri site as one of the most unique and believes more dinosaur fossils will be found there.

Finding dinosaur remains is a tricky business. It requires a sure instinct and patience. This is also the case with this find, which was 80 years old. In 1940, the then owners of the estate found some bones that were sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, the largest museum, education, and research complex in the world. The bones were later confirmed to be those of a dinosaur. But not much interest was shown at the time.

In the 1970s the property was bought and re-dug. The effort now bore fruit with the discovery of skeletons of Parrosaurus Missouriensis.


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