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Father, son find rare dinosaur fossil in Japan

A father and son found the specimen on a weekend fossil-hunting trip. (Photo courtesy of the Tokushima Prefectural Museum)

TOKYO -- Amateur fossil hunters may have found one of the oldest remains in Japan of a sauropod, the gigantic, long-necked dinosaurs known to any schoolchild, paleontologists say.

The Tokushima Prefectural Museum announced the discovery Tuesday.

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