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Fri Mar 30, 2018, 10:37 AM

Scientists Solve Mystery of Dinosaur Mass Grave

Old article but still interesting.
Scientists Solve Mystery of Dinosaur Mass Grave
Friday, June 9, 2017

For paleontologists, the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry in the US state of Utah has long been a site of broad abundance and deep mystery.

The quarry is crammed with Jurassic period fossils – in far greater quantity than those found at any other site so far discovered. If that wasn’t weird enough, the fossil debris is dominated by the massive predator species, Allosaurus.

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The appropriate conclusion, write the scientists in the journal PeerJ, is that there was no mass fatality event – and no over-population of Allosaurus.

Instead, it is likely that most, if not all, of the dinosaurs died at different times some little distance from the quarry and were then washed into their final resting place by periodic flooding.

More: https://paleontologyworld.com/paleontologists-curiosities/scientists-solve-mystery-dinosaur-mass-grave

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