Dinosaurs thriving in Europe before asteroid hit, new study shows

January 29, 2015 2:54 PM

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Dinosaurs thriving in Europe before asteroid hit, new study shows

Dinosaurs were flourishing in Europe right before their rapid demise, according to a new study. This would help confirm that dinosaurs the world over were wiped out by an asteroid’s impact 66 million years ago - a theory sometimes questioned due to lack of non-North American fossil evidence.

“The European fossil record, just as that from North America, suggests a rather sudden event that swept quasi-instantaneously through ecosystems that otherwise were doing quite well,” team leader Zoltan Csiki-Sava, of the University of Bucharest, said. “We do not see a pattern of dwindling diversity...

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