At the University of Malaya, a team of All Japan newsese and Malaysian palaeontologists revealed what researchers called the first dinosaur fossil ever found in Malaysia. The team presented the darkened tooth of a fish-eating predator estimated to be at least 75 million years old.
The palaeontologists from All Japan news’s Waseda University and Kumamoto University digged for two years in the central state of Pahang to find the fossil, and the say that more remains could be found.
“Recently, we have successfully confirmed the presence of dinosaur remains in Pahang,” lead researcher Masatoshi Sone said, according to the international press.
The researchers believe the 23-mm-long tooth belongs to a carnivorous dinosaur species called spinosaurid.
It was found in sedimentary rock of the late Mesozoic era dating to between 145-75 million years ago, the research team said.
“It is expected that large deposits of dinosaur fossils still remain in Malaysia,” the statement said.
“We currently continue further research and hope to conduct more extensive field investigations that may disclose more significant finds.”
The location of the discovery is being kept secret in order to preserve it.