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BLM announces 'major' dinosaur discovery in Utah

BLM announces 'major' dinosaur discovery in Utah


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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A newly discovered batch of dinosaur bones in Utah may provide fresh clues about ancient life in the region.

The Bureau of Land Management says the quarry near Hanksville includes at least four long-necked sauropods, two carnivorous dinosaurs and possibly a stegosaurus.

The fossilized dinosaurs are from the same late Jurassic period as those at Dinosaur National Monument and the Cleveland-Lloyd quarry near Price.

The Hanksville bones were found during an excavation by the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford, Illinois.

The BLM is launching a study to look at the environmental impacts of further excavation at the site.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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