Argentine paleontologists have made an amazing discovery – they found the remains of a new species of herbivorous dinosaurs that lived on Earth 90 million years ago. The National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) of the country announced this on Thursday.
The discovered new species was named chucarosaurus diripienda. One of the authors of the study, Matthias Motta, noted that based on the size of his femur, which is about 2 m long, they suggest that he weighed 40 to 50 tons and was about 30 m long.
The scientist also noted that compared to other large dinosaurs, this species had thinner bones, which suggests that it must have been much slimmer than other giants.
According to scientists, the new species belongs to the sauropod order. The remains of two individuals, the study of which formed the basis of the study, were discovered during an expedition in 2019 in the province of Rio Negro.
This discovery enables scientists to better understand the history of the development of our planet and its inhabitants. As experts say, each new discovery in this area helps to expand our knowledge of the past and bring us closer to understanding how life on Earth arose and developed.
“Dinosaurs are amazing animals that are of interest to many people around the world. They represent a unique part of our history and help us better understand how life on Earth developed,” said Matthias Motta.
The discovery of a new species of dinosaurs in Argentina was another step in the study of the history of our planet and its inhabitants. It reminds us that we still have a lot to learn and understand.