It has recently come to light that a giant dinosaur has been discovered in Australia’s remote region. It’s being identified as new species and is one of the largest dinosaurs ever to roam the Earth.
As reported by AFP, the species of dinosaur that has been discovered is the “Australotitan cooperensis”. It is part of the titanosaur family that lived about 100 million years ago and is estimated to have stood at 5-6.5 metres (16-21 feet) high. The dinosaur is measured 25-30 metres (82-98 feet) in length.
“Based on the preserved limb size comparisons, this new titanosaur is estimated to be in the top five largest in the world,” said Robyn Mackenzie, a director of the Eromanga Natural History Museum. The research that compared the dinosaur with its other close relatives used 3D scan models of bones. It was published in the peer-reviewed PeerJ journal Monday.
In other palaeontology-related news, it was recently reported that a fossil fish that existed way before dinosaurs and was believed to be extinct is alive. The fossil fish has been discovered in the West Indian Ocean off the coast of Madagascar by a group of South African shark hunters According to the report, the fishers ‘accidentally’ found this rare fish using their large-mesh gill-nets in deeper waters.
Researchers also recently discovered a preserved dinosaur sitting atop a nest of its own eggs with fossilized babies inside, for the first time ever. The fossil consists of an incomplete skeleton of a large, presumably adult oviraptorid crouched in a bird-like brooding posture over a clutch of at least 24 eggs.
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