Russia finds two 'well-preserved' dinosaur skeletons

People work on an excavation site in the mountains south of Kislovodsk, Russia in October, 2009 Russian paleontologists have dug up well-preserved skeletons of two dinosaurs that roamed the Earth 100 million to 120 million years ago, a museum involved with the dig said Monday. The team found two dinosaur skeletons at a depth of some 2.5 metres (eight feet) below the surface after spending three weeks at a well-known excavation site near the village of Shestakovo in the Siberian region of Kemerovo. The skeletons are intact and in great condition, Olga Feofanova, director of a local museum involved with the excavation works, told AFP. She identified the species as Psittacosaurus sibiricus, noting that each skeleton was around two metres long. These discoveries have global significance.

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