Japanese scientists have registered the duck-billed dinosaur as a “new species”, whose fossilized bones were found in the soil layer from 72 million years ago.
Kişimoto Shingo, an amateur fossil collector, found bones in Awaji Island, Hyogo state, in 2004, according to the public broadcaster NHK.
The fossilized bones in the soil layer dating back to the “Late Cretaceous” period 72 million years ago were discovered by Prof. The team led by Kobayashi Yoshitsugu analyzed it.
THE FIRST DISCOVERY OF THE DUCK-BILLED DINAZOR!
After years of analysis, it was determined that the fossilized bones belong to a duck-billed herbivorous dinosaur of the “Hadrosauridae” species.
It was noted that the dinosaur discovery, which is calculated to be 8 meters long and weigh 4-6 tons, was the “first discovery of its kind”.
THE FOUND DINAZOR SPES IN JAPANESE TALES
The dinosaur was scientifically named “Yamatosaurus izanagii”.
The name “Izanagii” was announced to be a “deity” mentioned in Japanese tales associated with Awaji Island.
Detailed studies of the discovery process were published in the British scientific journal “Scientific Reports”.
WILL BE EXHIBITED IN THE MUSEUM
It is noted that the fossilized bones will be exhibited in a museum in Hyogo state in the middle of the month.