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SIBERIAN SITE YIELDS BONES THAT MAY BE OF UNKNOWN DINO

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Russian paleontologists have discovered a dinosaur graveyard in Siberia that may contain bones of previously unknown prehistoric animals.

The scientists found five entire dinosaur skeletons and bones from an unidentified prehistoric animal twice the size of a mammoth, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported Wednesday.The site on the Kiya River in the Kuznetsk region - about 2,000 miles east of Moscow - is the northernmost spot in Asia where dinosaur bones have been found, said Igor Grebnev, director of the Novosibirsk Museum of Natural History.

The unusual location led Grebnev and other scientists to speculate some of the bones could be those of previously unknown dinosaurs, ITAR-Tass said.

Dinosaur remains estimated to be 70 million years old were found nearby in 1953. In July, Russian archaeologists found a 2,500-year-old mummified horseman in southern Siberia.