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North Dakota high school students discover rare fossils


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A group of North Dakota high school students have uncovered rare fossils estimated to be from an era shortly after dinosaurs went extinct.

The fossils discovered during a dig Wednesday include the jaw of a 60 million-year-old mammal and a crocodile tooth, paleontologist Jeff Person told The Bismarck Tribune ( ). The students also found several fish vertebrae and mussel shells.

"We've been finding fossils pretty much everywhere," said Cameron Brown, one of the students involved in the dig.

The mammal jaw discovered will assist paleontologists in d...

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