INAH found 95-million-year old dinosaur fossils


Dinosaur fossils  were discovered in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. The fossils are of the age between 70-95 million years.

The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) had found seventeen different areas with fossils scattered across the municipalities of Ojinaga, Coyame del Sotol and Aldama, EFE news reported.

They could determine the limits of the sea during the Cretaceous period, which was between 65 and 145 million years ago, in this region.
“Most fossils are marine invertebrate animals: various species of shells, snails and ammonites” said INAH in a statement.

Fragments of the feet of a hadrosaurid (duck-billed dinosaur) and petrified wood were found in Aldama.

The institute pointed out that both the fossils are of the same age as the marine specimens. It is most likely that the wood and bone remains of the hadrosaurid belong to a paleoenvironment of a beach or delta.

“The findings are the result of recent archaeological survey work carried out by INAH in the region due to the construction of a gas pipeline,” said Jorge Carrera, the director of the Chihuahua INAH Centre.

The institute’s specialists registered all the materials found and will continue the investigation to verify “whether the evidence are from a paleontological site or only isolated surface finds”.