Dinosaur fossils discovered in south China's Napai Basin

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-06 19:16:01|Editor: huaxia

NANNING, July 6 (Xinhua) -- Fossils of four kinds of dinosaurs have been excavated in Fusui County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, according to local researchers.

They are fossils of sauropods, theropods, ornithopods and ceratosaurus.

"Dinosaur fossils have been found in more than 10 sites at the Napai Basin, and the hundreds of fossil bones include ribs, femurs, fibulas, coccygeal vertebrae," said Mo Jinyou, deputy curator of the Natural History Museum of Guangxi.

"Only a few sites have been excavated. We could not rule out the possibility of other major paleontological fossil findings in the future," Mo said.

Fossils of other vertebrate groups have also been excavated, including the bones and teeth of cartilaginous fish, teleost fish, turtles and crocodiles.

The basin covers an area of about 150 square km and is one of the few places in Asia rich in fossils from the early Cretaceous period. Archaeologists have found a large number of dinosaur fossils in the area since the 1970s. Enditem