Dinosaurs survived more than 700,000 after meteorite impact
Published on January 31st, 2011 | by Admin1
Many palaeontologists believe that all non-avian dinosaurs disappeared almost 66 million years ago – after debris from the meteorite blocked out the sun and caused extreme climate conditions, killing vegetation worldwide.
But new tests on a fossilised bone of a plant eating dinosaur discovered in New Mexico found that it was only 64.8 million years old – meaning that it was alive about 700,000 years after it was thought to have died.
Story: The Telegraph | Photo: ALAMY