New dinosaur species fossil discovered in NW China

June 6, 2014 8:57 AM

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A team of international scientists has unearthed the fossil of a new species of pterosaur and its eggs, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on Friday.

The fossils were discovered in the city of Hami in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and date back to the Early Cretaceous period, said Wang Xiaolin, a researcher with the CAS who is in charge of the excavation.

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