You are here
Home > All > Dinosaurs survived more than 700,000 after meteorite impact

Dinosaurs survived more than 700,000 after meteorite impact

New research has found that dinosaurs survived more than 700,000 years after the meteorite impact that was said to have wiped them out.

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.

[tweetmeme][Full Story]

Story: The Telegraph | Photo: ALAMY

Leave a Reply

Top