Dinosaurs survived more than 700,000 after meteorite impact

Published on January 31st, 2011 | by Admin

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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.

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Story: The Telegraph | Photo: ALAMY

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