2021-06-23

“Hometown of Dinosaurs” in Lufeng, Yunnan, has over 70% complete dinosaur fossils

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“Hometown of Dinosaurs” in Lufeng, Yunnan, has over 70% complete dinosaur fossils

Reporter from Lufeng City, Yunnan Province on the 22nd The Dinosaur Fossil Conservation and Research Center learned that a dinosaur fossil with a preservation integrity of more than 70% was discovered in the city. At present, the fossil has been excavated and is about to enter the stage of restoration and research. According to Wang Tao, head of the Dinosaur Fossil Conservation and Research Center of Lufeng City, the fossil is from the Jurassic strata dating from 180 million to 200 million years ago. Judging from its tail and thigh bones, its body length is about 8 meters and its height is about 3.5 meters. From meters to 4 meters, it belongs to the protosauropod dinosaur. The picture shows the excavation site of dinosaur fossils. Photo courtesy of Lufeng Dinosaur Fossil Conservation and Research Center