Sensational discovery in paleontology: a fragment of a skeleton of a predatory dinosaur from the Cretaceous period has been found in Kuzbass. This is the first such find in Russia, which is of great interest to scientists. Kuzbass scientists actively support research and have the opportunity to study dinosaurs that lived 125 million years ago.
The expedition team of the Kuzbass State Museum of Local Lore discovered the theropod fossils at the Shestakovsky paleontological complex in the Chebulinsky municipal district. According to preliminary estimates, the dinosaur found was about 1 meter high and about 2 meters long including the tail. This is a significant find that will allow scientists to expand their knowledge of Cretaceous-period dinosaurs.
The Shestakovo paleontological complex, located in the village of Shestakovo, is one of the largest in the world. In the middle of the last century, an archaeological and paleontological stratum was discovered here, which became a real treasure trove for scientists. During all this time, the remains of various ancient animals have been found here, ranging from small dinosaurs to huge sauropods. Particularly valuable finds are the complete skeletons of parrot lizards – Siberian psittacosaurs, whose body length reached 2.5 meters.
Scientists believe that the new discovery in Kuzbass may shed light on the evolution and behavior of the Cretaceous period dinosaurs. The theropod skeleton will be subjected to a detailed study, which will allow scientists to learn more about its anatomy, lifestyle and interaction with the environment.
Paleontologists from around the world have already shown interest in the discovery. They hope that the new data on Cretaceous dinosaurs will help them better understand their role in the ecosystem and the processes that led to their extinction.