A group of scientists recently discovered the bones of a dinosaur in Missouri, USA. They claim that this is a new species that has never been discovered in the country before. The skeleton of a juvenile hadrosaurus is called Parrosaurus Missouriensis, and it is 25-30 feet long, which is shocking. Scientists keep secret the location they discovered until it is protected. Guy Darrough, the paleontologist who discovered the skeleton, transported it to a local museum, and then called the Field Museum in Chicago to reveal the important news. According to reports, he had a conversation with Pete Makovicky, the curator of dinosaurs at the Field Museum. “He came down and looked at him and said,’Yes, you have dinosaurs.'”
“I can’t imagine anything more impressive than what we found here. A new genus in the species. This is a world-famous discovery,” Darrough said.
Makovicky, a professor of earth and environmental sciences at the University of Minnesota, and his team soon began digging at the site in Missouri. They found an adult Parrosaurus Missouriensis next to the baby parrot found by Darrough. “This is actually an extraordinary location in one of the best dinosaur habitats east of the Great Plains,” Markovic told Fox 2.
Makovicky excavated sites around the world to find dinosaur remains. He described the Missouri site as one of the most unique and believes that more dinosaur fossils will be found there.
Finding the remains of dinosaurs is a tricky thing. It requires refinement and patience. As with this discovery, the discovery has been brewing for 80 years. In 1940, the property owner at the time discovered some bones and sent them to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, which is the world’s largest museum, education, and research institution. These bones were later confirmed to be dinosaur bones. But at that time did not show much interest.
In the 1970s, the property was purchased and excavation was restarted. With the discovery of the Missouri Psittacosaurus skeleton, this effort has now yielded results.