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New Species Discovered

WASHINGTON (AP) - There's a new species of dinosaur.

Researchers say the bones of the new dino were found protruding from sandstone directly below an ancient Anasazi cliff dwelling in southern Utah. They were buried possibly 185 million years ago.

The report in the journal PLoS One says the species was probably a plant eater and an early relative of the giant animals later known as sauropods. It was 10-to-15 feet long and 3-to-4 feet high.

No humans were around at the time of the dinosaurs, but researchers say the bones may have been visible when the early Indians lived there.

An expert at the Utah Museum of Natural History, who's an instructor at the University of Utah, says the discovery is absolutely shocking.

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