Scientists find an ancient dinosaur in a box at a zoo
An ancient dinosaur from the Jurassic period, one that may have lived between 250 and 400 million years ago, was buried at a museum in California, according to a new study.
The find was published on Wednesday in the journal Nature.
The dinosaur, named Sarcophilus giganteus, was about 2 feet (1 meter) long, weighing about 5,000 pounds (2,000 kilograms), and covered in fur, according the study, which also included images and video.
It was found during a construction project in the southern California city of San Jose, according a news release from the Santa Clara Museum of Natural History.
The dinosaur was found near the Santa Maria Museum, which specializes in dinosaur bones, the museum said.
The Santa Maria museum is located in the city of Santa Clara.
The discovery was part of a project by the museum and a team of scientists to preserve specimens and build a research lab in the Santa Cruz Mountains of northern California.