India's 'Jurassic Park,' Gujarat, Has New Dinosaur, Researchers Find New Dinosaur Fossils

First Posted: Jan 25, 2016 03:46 PM EST

A team of geologists have discovered dinosaur fossils in Gujarat, India, which are millions of years old, according to a news release. The India-German team of archaeologists and geologists gathered the fossils which were excavated in a marshy coastal area known as Kutch in Gujarat, according to Gaurav Chauhan, one of the geologists on the team, from Kutch University.

"We have found three portions of hip bones of (a) dinosaur," Chauhan said, in a news release. "We have been working on this site since (the) last 10 days or so."

Chauhan claimed that they need to run carbon-dating tests on the fossils in order to determine the age of the bones. The researchers also need to carry out additions examinations to identify the type of dinosaur that the bones belonged to.

Gujarat is often referred to as India's Jurassic Park and it also home to one of the world's largest collections of dinosaur samples.

Back in 2003, National Geographic researchers had discovered a new species of dinosaurs in Gujarat, which were dispersed along the banks of the Narmada River. The species was later name "Rajasaurus Narmadensis" which is the regal reptile from Narmada, a 30-foot-long carnivore with a strange head crest. 

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