• Short Summary

    A huge dinosaur fossil belonging to the Jurassic period was discovered in Hochuan County of Southwest China's Szechuan Province in 1957 on the slope of a hill called Ku Chi Hill at a height 100 metres from the ground.

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    A huge dinosaur fossil belonging to the Jurassic period was discovered in Hochuan County of Southwest China's Szechuan Province in 1957 on the slope of a hill called Ku Chi Hill at a height 100 metres from the ground. It measures 22 metres long and stands 3.5 metres high. The dinosaur is believed to have lived about 140 million years ago and experts estimate that it weighed between 30-40 tons. This is the biggest and best preserved fossil dinosaur hitherto found in China. Studies made by palaeontologists have revealed that it belongs to a family and species never found in the world before and have therefore given it the name of Mamenchisaurus Mochuanensis, sp. nov.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC4NQMRZVMXMC3OB1L7UNW1ITP
    Media URN:
    VLVAC4NQMRZVMXMC3OB1L7UNW1ITP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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