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New Study Shows Dinosaurs From Gobi Desert Site Killed In Sudden "Sand Slides" Falling From Dunes - Study Also Reports First Dinosaur Tracks From Gobi

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January 7, 1998
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A team of scientists presents new evidence in the cover story of the January issue of Geology that the dinosaurs and other ancient creatures from the Gobi Desert's richest fossil site were killed by sudden avalanches of water-soaked sand flowing down the sides of dunes.

A team of scientists from the University of Nebraska, the American Museum of Natural History, the Berkeley Geochronology Center, and the Mongolian Technical University, presents new evidence in the cover story of the January issue of Geology that the dinosaurs and other ancient creatures from the Gobi Desert's richest fossil site were killed by sudden avalanches of water-soaked sand flowing down the sides of dunes. The research also revealed the first dinosaur footprints ever discovered in the Gobi Desert. The scientists, part of a joint expedition organized by the American Museum of Natural History and the Mongolian Academy of Science, were working in the area known as Ukhaa Tolgod (Brown Hills), one of the world's richest Late Cretaceous fossil sites.


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American Museum Of Natural History. "New Study Shows Dinosaurs From Gobi Desert Site Killed In Sudden "Sand Slides" Falling From Dunes - Study Also Reports First Dinosaur Tracks From Gobi." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 7 January 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/01/980107070006.htm>.
American Museum Of Natural History. (1998, January 7). New Study Shows Dinosaurs From Gobi Desert Site Killed In Sudden "Sand Slides" Falling From Dunes - Study Also Reports First Dinosaur Tracks From Gobi. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 24, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/01/980107070006.htm
American Museum Of Natural History. "New Study Shows Dinosaurs From Gobi Desert Site Killed In Sudden "Sand Slides" Falling From Dunes - Study Also Reports First Dinosaur Tracks From Gobi." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/01/980107070006.htm (accessed April 24, 2014).

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