Vast Majority of Dinosaurs Still to Be Found

Dinosaurs.Good news for the dinosaur fans. Scientists say the golden age of dinosaur discovery is yet upon us.

"We only know about 29 percent of all dinosaurs out there to be found," said study co-author Peter Dodson, a paleobiologist and anatomy professor at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Scientists will eventually discover 1,844 dinosaur genera in total—at least 1,300 more than the 527 recognized today from remains other than isolated teeth.

75 percent of these dinos will be discovered within the next 60 to 100 years and 90 percent within 100 to 140 years, based on an analysis of historical discovery patterns.

Link: National Geographic
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