New category of gigantic, enlarged necked dinosaurs found

The skeleton ban of a titanosaur is seen during a media preview during a American Museum of Natural History in New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton


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Scientists have rescued a new category of long-necked titanosaurian dinosaur in Tanzania that lived about 70 to 100 million years ago.

The new category named Shingopana songwensis is a member of a gigantic, long-necked sauropods. Its old was rescued in a Songwe shred of a Great Rift Valley in southwestern Tanzania.

“There are anatomical comforts donation customarily in Shingopana and in several South American titanosaurs, yet not in other African titanosaurs,” conspicuous Eric Gorscak, a paleontologist during a Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, US.

“Shingopana had siblings in South America, given other African titanosaurs were customarily detached cousins,” Gorscak added.

The organisation conducted phylogenetic analyses to know a evolutionary family of these and other titanosaurs.

They found that Shingopana was some-more closely compared to titanosaurs of South America than to any of a other category now famous from Africa or elsewhere.

“This find suggests that a fauna of northern and southern Africa were unequivocally conflicting in a Cretaceous Period,” conspicuous Judy Skog, a programme executive in National Science Fuundation in a US.

“At that time, southern African dinosaurs were some-more closely compared to those in South America, and were some-more widespread than we knew,” Skog added.

Shingopana roamed a Cretaceous landscape alongside Rukwatitan bisepultus, another titanosaur identified in 2014, researchers said.

Part of a Shingopana skeleton was excavated in 2002 by scientists contingent with a Rukwa Rift Basin Project, an ubiquitous bid led by Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine researchers Patrick O’Connor and Nancy Stevens.

The explanation were published in a Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

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