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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Scientists announce the discovery of the largest dinosaur in Brazil

Brazilian scientists announced the discovery of a dinosaur with a length of 25 meters, the largest ever found in the country.

The dinosaur named Austroposeidon magnificus it entered the group of titanosaurs, herbivorous dinosaur whose body is well developed with a long neck and tail, as well as the skull is relatively small, according to scientists at the Earth Sciences Museum in Rio de Janeiro.
(Image for pictorial representation). Some of the largest dinosaurs lived in Brazil! (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1eiS1g)
These dinosaurs are believed to have lived in the Cretaceous period (145-66 million years ago) in what is now part of South America, Africa, Antarctica and Oceania.
Photo taken on Oct. 5, 2016 shows fossils of a dinosaur named "Austroposeidon Magnificus" in the Museum of Earth Sciences in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1eiSBf)
The fossil of vertebrate dinosaur was discovered in 1950 by Brazilian paleontologist Llewellyn Ivor Price, who died in 1980 with no recognition of his discovery.
Vertebrae of the ‘Austroposeidon magnificus’ dinosaur are displayed at the Earth Sciences Museum, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1eiS1g)
Since then, the fossil has been analyzed and studied until the recent discovery announced on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 according to News China, Thursday, October 6, 2016.. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | XINHUA.NET | THE GUARDIAN]
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