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'Mysterious fossils'in Bekasi yet to be classified

  • The Jakarta Post

Bekasi   /   Tue, November 25 2008   /  11:26 am

Residents of the remote Muara Gembong area, 60 kilometers north of Bekasi, on Saturday discovered what they say are fossils belonging to a large, mysterious animal. Resident Muasim was the first to discover the remains, while digging a fish pond. Upon his discovery, Muasim thought it was a large chunk of wood. But after he observed it further, he said he saw that it was a piece of bone. More bones were discovered and after a preliminary reconstruction, it seems the animal was somewhere between 6 to 6.5 meters long. A total of more than 200 pieces of fossilized bones were discovered. Locals believe the bones belonged to a pre-historic dinosaur. The head of Muara Gembong Police, Adj. Comr. Lestariyono, said the largest bone was 42 centimeters long. "We can't be sure what kind of animal this is. We are still trying to contact the archaeologic...