Scientists find first-ever Oregon dinosaur bone

State underwater for most of dinosaur age


(KPTV) - University of Oregon scientists have found the first confirmed dinosaur bone in Oregon.

The scientists found it in eastern Oregon near Mitchell.

The University says it’s a rare find because the state was underwater for most of the dinosaur age.

The toe bone belonged to a bi-pedal plant eater and is estimated to date back 103 million years, according to scientists.

An earth sciences professor found the bone preserved in marine rocks. He says the dinosaur likely died on shore and washed out to sea.



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