New dinosaur fossil discovered on Awaji Island, named after Japanese god

Originally published on Sora News by Master Blaster

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Well, new to us at least.

Being the relatively small country it is, Japan doesn’t come across dinosaur fossils as easily as other places like neighboring China, so it’s always a special treat when one is unearthed.

Fukui Prefecture is one place where dino remnants were found, and as a result they went all out decorating one of their stations in full Jurassic fare and established a leading museum in paleontology.

At about the same time, back in May of 2004, an amateur fossil hunter named Shingo Kishimoto came across an interesting specimen in Sumoto City on Awaji

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