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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Dinosaur tracks found on the Arabian Peninsula

For the first time dinosaur tracks have been found in our region. The tracks, which were left by a group of 11 plant eaters which traveled on all fours (sauropods) as well as a single dinosaur which travelled on two legs (an ornithipod) were found on mud flats around 50 km north of Sanaa in the Republic of Yemen.

The Saurpods would have been 10-13 feet tall, making them about the same height as a bus - and probably longer than one too.

The findings were revealed by researchers in a paper published on scientific site Plos One. The researchers believed that it was likely that further dinosaur tracks would be discovered in the area. However, there have yet to be any findings in Qatar!

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