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KANAZAWA, Ishikawa Pref. (Kyodo) Fossils discovered in Ishikawa Prefecture have been determined to be that of a new species of plant-eating dinosaur, the local municipality said Monday.

The fossils, found in a layer of earth dating from the early Cretaceous Period dating to around 130 million years ago, are the fourth set of a new dinosaur species to be unearthed in Japan and believed to be among the oldest. The finds are expected to help experts map the evolution of herbivorous dinosaurs.

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