Chinese News Agencies Report Discovery of “Almost Complete” Sauropod

By |2023-03-06T12:13:28+00:00December 2nd, 2010|Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal News Stories, Main Page|0 Comments

150-Million-Year-Old Sauropod Fossil Found

Chinese news agencies are reporting the discovery of a very well preserved and almost complete skeleton of a sauropod dinosaur (long-necked dinosaur).  The remains of this huge animal, are currently being excavated by Chinese scientists and local volunteers.  The fossil was found in Qijiang County in Chongqing Municipality in south-western China.

Sauropod Dinosaur

An extensive dig site has already been sealed off, to permit the fieldworkers to excavate the area thoroughly.  The fossil was found in strata laid down during the Late Jurassic – approximately 150 million years ago.  The sauropod has yet to be formally identified and named.  Scientists are unsure as to whether these fossil remains represent a new genus.

A Drawing of a Sauropod Dinosaur

Jurassic dinosaurs.  A typical sauropod dinosaur.

An illustration of a typical sauropod from the Middle Jurassic (Cetiosaurus). Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view models and replicas of Jurassic dinosaurs including sauropods: PNSO Museum Quality Dinosaur Models.