Four dinosaur excavation sites in Heilongjiang province have been inundated by the floods currently plaguing that region, Xinhua reports.
All four dinosaur excavation sites, located at the foot of the mountains in Jiayin County, Heilongjiang Province, have been immersed in flood water from the Heilong River, Liu Min, director of the Dinosaur National Geology Park’s administration center, told Xinhua on Friday.
There are still dinosaur fossils under the excavation sites, which could turn loose and be washed away after being soaked for a long period of time, said a park keeper.
The fossils are not regenerative and the losses caused by the flood would be inestimable, said the worker.
Several hundred fossilised dinosaur skeletons are believed to be buried underground in the region.
Over 2,000 pieces at a museum in Luobei county had to be moved to the second floor after flood waters inundated the building.
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