Paleontologists unearth fossils in Arlington

July 14, 2009 2:20:50 PM PDT
Paleontologists have made the most important discovery to date at the Arlington Archosaur site.The site in North Arlington has produced numerous fossils since the excavation began in the spring of 2008, including dinosaur fossils. On Sunday, paleontologists discovered the disassembled skull of a crocodile with two-and-a-half inch long teeth that they believe lived nearly 100 million years ago.

The new discovery has scientists and paleontologists working around the clock to complete their dig. They only have one year left on their current agreement with land owners.

"We thought we'd try to step things up a bit and bring out a large tractor to pull away some of the sediment from the hill as quickly as possible and it worked," said Derek Main of the University of Texas-Arlington.

To date, more dinosaur fossils have been recovered from the Arlington Archosaur site than from any other site in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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