Patagonia, Argentina, owes its fossil wealth to tectonics and erosion. During the dinosaur era, sediment washed down from the mountains and buried many dead dinosaurs, which turned into fossils. Subsequent uplift and erosion of the terrain has brought the fossils back near the surface for paleontologists to find. This fossil belongs to the meat-eating family Abelisauridae, but the specific species has not been identified. Photo: Joao Pina for The New York Times.
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