Arlington site proves fossil-fertile again with ancient crocodile find

ARLINGTON – Hiking down to the Arlington Archosaur Site on a sweltering midafternoon was not unlike deliberate descent into a live volcano, but this was a trifling matter. There was treasure to behold.

The site, in an unexpectedly barren tract bypassed by city sprawl, is turning out to be a prolific mine for spectacular fossils.

A dogged little team of paleontologists, which already has uncovered most of a dinosaur skeleton there, discovered in the last week a second major "bone bed" just a few feet from their original dig.

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