Massive dinosaur find in China

Dinosaurs remains found in the Zhejiang region belonged to the Cretaceous Period.

China is emerging as a key location for researching studying dinosaurs. Researchers working in China’s Zhejiang province, in south-eastern part of the country, have uncovered 82 dinosaur sites home to six different dinosaur species.

In addition, teams found 25 fossilized dinosaur eggs. Fossils are remains of plant and animal matter that were preserved (kept safe) inside rocks.  Many of these dinosaurs lived in Zhejiang during the Cretaceous period, about 65 million to 145 million years ago. All these finds were made within a 11,000 square kilometer area.  The kind of rocks found in the area also indicated that millions of years ago, the area had lush (abundant) vegetation and hence was extremely suitable to dinosaurs.