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First Tyrannosaur Jawbone Found in Japan Unearthed in Kumamoto

A significant find has been announced by the Amakusa City Goshoura Cretaceous Museum and the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum: the discovery of a Tyrannosaur family jawbone in the Late Cretaceous strata of Reihoku Town, Kumamoto Prefecture, marking the first such find in Japan. The fossil, estimated to belong to a new species of dinosaur about 8 meters long, was uncovered during a joint survey in October 2014. This discovery is expected to accelerate research into the distribution and classification of carnivorous dinosaurs in Asia during the Late Cretaceous period. The fossil will be displayed at the newly renovated “Goshoura Dinosaur Island Museum” in Amakusa, opening March 20, with a replica also to be shown at the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum. Source: Goshoura Cretaceous Museum


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Published: Feb 16, 2024 / Last Updated: Feb 16, 2024

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