Antarctica 'Lost World' Found

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Ivan Seeking
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Two teams of researchers, working separately thousands of miles from each other but both defeating incredible odds, have made stunning finds in frozen Antarctica -- so stunning that the National Science Foundation calls their discoveries evidence of a lost world.

The researchers found what they believe to be the fossilized remains of two species of dinosaurs previously unknown to science. One is a 70-million-year old quick-moving meat-eater found on the bottom of an Antarctic sea, while and the other is a 200-million-year-old giant plant-eater that was found on the top of a mountain, reports Reuters.

The lost world in which these two dinosaurs lived was very different from the Antarctica we know now. Their Antarctica was not frigid and frozen. Their Antarctica was warm and wet.[continued]
http://channels.netscape.com/ns/news/package.jsp?name=fte/dinoantarctica/dinoantarctica
 

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Njorl
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I can never keep track of geological timescales and plate tectonics. Where was Antarctica 70 million and 200 million years ago?

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