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 (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.
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.