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NEW EVIDENCE SUGGESTS DINO CATASTROPHE

Found this on Discovery.com, thought our readers would be interested. Enjoy!

Triceratops may have been the last dinosaur standing, according to a new study that determined a fossil from Montana’s Hell Creek Formation is “the youngest dinosaur known to science.”

The Triceratops, described in the latest Royal Society Biology Letters, dates to 65 million years ago, the critical period of time associated with the Cretaceous-Tertiary (K-T) extinction event that wiped out all non-avian dinosaurs and many other animals and plants.

Since this rhinoceros-looking, three-horned dinosaur lived so close to the mass extinction moment, it could negate an earlier theory that dinosaurs gradually died out before 65 million years ago.

Read more: http://news.discovery.com/animals/dinosaur-last-survivor-extinction-triceratops-110712.html

 

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