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Rare full dinosaur tail unearthed in northern Mexico


The remains of a 72 million-year-old dinosaur tail have been discovered in a desert by a team of archaeologists in northern Mexico.

The research team was made up of archaeologists and students from Mexico’s National Institute for Anthropology and History (INAH), in the border state of Coahuila, and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). The fossil was identified as a originating from a hadrosaur, or duck-billed dinosaur.

According to Francisco Aguilar, INAH’s director, the 5-meter (16 foot) tail, in addition to being unusually well preserved, was the first ever to be found in Mexico. Unearthed near the small town of General Cepeda, the tail likely made up half the dinosaur’s length.

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