World's Largest Dinosaur Trove Found in China
7,600 fossils dug up, including biggest hadrosaur on record
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 30, 2008 12:01 PM CST
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(Newser) – Scientists in eastern China have uncovered the largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the world, they say. They’ve pulled some 7,600 fossils from a 980-foot-long pit over the past 7 months, including what could be the biggest duck-billed hadrosaur ever discovered, at more than 65 feet long, state media said. The trove is in the Shandong province city of Zhucheng, called China’s “Dinosaur City” for its many other finds, Reuters reports.