The last dinosaurs were discovered as tracked with their fossils by researchers from a reputable University in the united states. What they found to later be the horn of a ceratopsian or likely Triceratops, were common in the stream of Montana. The fossils of these animals found buried 5 inches deep into the ground. The fossils buried, moved close to the layer that sets the transition when the mass extinction of dinosaurs took place millions of years ago.
Since the first hypothesis approximately 30 years ago, many scientists have come to an agreement that the meteor resulted in the wiped out the species. The fossils buried 10ft beneath the K-T boundary has been the only sticking point.
A seeming anomaly has made paleontologists question what species of dinosaurs were the last to go extinct. Some believe a few of them gradually drifted away before the meteor struck.
The Last Dinosaurs; Home-Evaders
These made a few paleontologists conclude that the three-meter gap never exists. Stating, it isn’t enough to confirm such an occurrence with the limited fact available. While paleontologists could not determine when exactly the dinosaurs disappeared. They had to conclude the event took place years ago. Such a hypothesis provides to a large extent some evidence that the dinosaurs lived before the meteor struck.
A few years back, a study on a search fossilized mammals of the few ones that evolved after the meteor event went around. At first, the team assigned to this study thought the fossils of the late dinosaurs made the 3ft of the popular K-T boundary. To their greatest surprise, they learned just how relatively close to the boundary the fossils were at the time of the impact.
Certain soil samples helped in tracking the spot of the boundary. Geological indicators and other fossil pollen are major factors of the boundary. However, it was difficult to visually locate the fossils of these creatures while in the field.
Because one of the dinosaurs discovered after the extinction in a mudstone marsh. Immediately paleontologists knew it was impossible for it to be re-deposited from early sediments. And these sometimes happen when fossils are wind-swept and re-distributed over time. Paleontologists took fossils which made them discover the events that happened at the boundary. And that the “three-meter gap” was never a huge part of dinosaurs’ Era.