Dino nesting site in TN

Last Updated: Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 08:38

Zeenews Bureau

Coimbatore: A dinosaur-nesting site, believed to be the largest in India, has been found by geologist in Tamil Nadu, media reports said on Thursday. The site was found in the Cauvery river basin near Ariyalur.

The dinosaur eggs, found buried in the sands of a river bed, is believed to of 65 million years old.

“Researchers from the Salem-based Periyar University found clusters of eggs of what they believe to be the most aggressive Carnosaur and the docile, leaf-eating Sauropod at Sendurai village,” said a report in
Times of India.

While Carnosaurs were large predatory dinasaurs, Sauropods were long-necked, herbivores which grew to enormous heights and sizes.

"We found clusters and clusters of spherical eggs of dinosaurs. And each cluster contained eight eggs," the report quoted Dr M U Ramkumar, geology lecturer of the Periyar University, as saying.

Each egg was about 13 to 20 cm in diameter and they were lying in sandy nests which were of the size of 1.25 metres.



First Published: Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 08:38

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