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Thursday, February 27, 2014

The First Dinosaur fossil found in Malaysia

The researchers team from Japan and Malaysia for the first time discovered dinosaur fossils in Malaysia. Fossil bones that form the tooth was found in the region of Pahang. Once identified, it is the property of Spinosaurus fossil, a fish-eating dinosaur.
The tooth is said to date back to the Cretaceous period. (Picture from: http://www.scienceworldreport.com/)
The fossil gave code UM10575. Scientists involved in this discovery came from the University of Malaya, Waseda University, and Kumamoto University, Japan. Ren Hirayama of Waseda University, a professor of paleontology who first succeeded in identifying the dinosaur fossils.

Spinosaurus lived during the early-
late Cretaceous, 100 million years ago.
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A length of 23 mm and a width of 10 mm, the fossil of teeth found in sedimentary rocks aged between 145-75 million years. This study has a target to explore the fossils wealth that may exist in the Malaysian Peninsula as sediments of the Jurassic-Cretaceous periods.

Spinosaurus had a skull similar to crocodile and conical teeth. Teeth also has serrations and rough edges. Spinosaurus, as reported by Science World Report, on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, has been found in many regions of Australia, Europe, and Asia.

The research team hopes to find more fossils of dinosaurs in that place. They also said that the need for protection of the discovery site. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SCIENCE WORLD REPORT | BBC]
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