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The Most Complete Dinoterium Digantom Fossil Unearthed in Iran

 

08 June 2004

 

 

Fullest Dinoterium Digantom Fossil Unearthed in IranIranian archaeologists have managed to discover complete remains of a Dinoterium Digantom dinosaur in the  world, dating back 2-7 million years ago, in the fossil-rich area of Razghan.


Dinoterium Digantom is one of the most unique types of dinosaur fossils and archaeologists have never found a complete set of its skeleton to date. Researchers believe this extinct mammal has been the forefather of mammoths.

 

Iranian repairing staff discovered this precious fossil more than six months ago while repairing the stable of a historical house, named Amir Ershad’s House. They initially thought it belonged to a mammoth: however, studies conducted by scholars at Tabriz University, northwestern of Iran, concluded it has been a Dinoterium Digantom fossil.


Researchers had already found a few fossils of this dinosaur, but their discoveries comprised just a few separate bones. Head of Iranian scholars said the fossil is 3.5 m in length and over a ton in weight.

 

 

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