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Ancient dino tooth found in Malaysia belongs to new species

Dinosaur tooth discovered in central Pahang, Malaysia.
Dinosaur tooth discovered in central Pahang, Malaysia. Image by Mike Shaver / CC BY-SA 2.0

A 140 million year-old dinosaur tooth unearthed in Malaysia reportedly belongs to a new species within the ‘bird-hipped’ Ornithischian dinosaurian order. University of Malaya researchers claim the discovery of the tooth in central Pahang state last year supports a theory that large dinosaur fossil deposits still remain in Malaysia. Read more: straitstimes.com