Dinosaurs in M'sia: Second fossil discovered in Pahang this year

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An important dinosaur fossil has been found in Pahang, the second such discovery announced in a space of nine months.

The paleontology team from University Malaya announced on Thursday the discovery of a fossil tooth of a herbivorous dinosaur of the Ornithischian order.

Assosciate professor Dr Masatoshi Sone of the department of Geology said that the new dinosaur tooth was about 13mm long and 10.5mm wide in preserved dimensions.

The material was discovered in a sedimentary rock formation in Pahang which dates back to the Cretaceous period.

The specimen was found not far from the location of where the first announced dinosaur fossil was discovered.

In February this year, Dr Sone announced the discovery of fossil remains of what is considered the spinosauridae dinosaur, a particular family of carnivorous dinosaurs.

The exact location of the discoveries could not be disclosed, Dr Sone said, to prevent others from raiding the site.

Source: The Star