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Digging the Scene: Dinos burrowed, built dens

8:36am, October 24, 2007

Paleontologists have unearthed an ancient, sediment-filled burrow that holds remains of the creatures that dug it. The find is the first indisputable evidence that some dinosaurs maintained an underground lifestyle for at least part of their lives.

While scouring 95-million-year-old strata in southwestern Montana, paleontologist David J. Varricchio of Montana State University in Bozeman and his colleagues stumbled upon an unusual patch of sandstone protruding from the rock that surrounded it. Soon after they began to excavate the sands

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