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Duck-billed dinosaur may be one of many at Missouri site

Outline on map of Bollinger County in Missouri
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Outline on map of Bollinger County in Missouri

The site is in Bollinger County in southern Missouri.

Finding the fossils of a large duck-billed dinosaur in southern Missouri is exciting enough, but a paleontologist who helped lead the dig believes there are many more in the same area.

The latest fossils are a specimen of Parrosaurus missouriensis, first discovered at the site in Bollinger County nearly 80 years ago but not confirmed as a new species until the latest dig.

Experts believe the plant-eating dinosaurs grew to around 35 feet in length.

Last month, a crane hoisted a 2,500-pound chunk of remains from the latest find.

The fossils will go to Chicago’s Field Museum for further research.