Some dinosaurs may have survived the great extinction

Friday, May 1, 2009 - 19:35 in Paleontology & Archaeology

A geologist points to evidence from New Mexico that a large population of leaf-eating, egg-laying ceratopsians and sauropods lived on for another 500,000 years. The finding is controversial. The idea that some dinosaurs survived the great extinction 65 million years ago has long tickled the imaginations of authors and filmmakers, who love putting half-dressed women in danger from the claws and jaws of giant creatures often described as "some kinda eating machine."

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