Largest Dinosaur Mass Grave in Switzerland Found
As many as 100 plateosaurs may be buried in a mass grave in Switzerland, reported the Reuters news service. “The finds show that an area known for Plateosaurus finds for decades may be much larger than originally thought” – as much as a mile in width in the town of Frick, near the German border. An amateur found bones while investigating a construction site.
The article mentions that Germany has two other large plateosaur burial sites. It described the animals as peaceful herbivores that lived along a river delta. Plateosaur fossils are common in Europe. The four-legged herbivores, classified as Triassic, grew over 30 feet in length and could weigh as much as 1500 pounds.
Must have been a bad day in dinotopia. Anyone know of a modern example of hundreds of large animals like elephants or giraffes all being buried at the same time over many miles while grazing peacefully along a river bank? We were once taught the present is the key to the past. Remember the specimen found under the North Sea? (04/25/2006).