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Scientists discover new species of titanosaurian dinosaur in Tanzania

A Latest Study Led By A Group Of Paleontologists From The Field Museum Of Natural History In Chicago, Has Found A New Species Of Titanosaurian Dinosaur In Tanzania. Quite Surprisingly The Latest Species Has A Bunch Of Similar Species To That Titanosaurs Discovered In South America, Not With Its Closer Geographical Cousins In Africa.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Nabanita Chakorborty | Updated on: 28 Aug 2017, 11:40:44 AM
Scientists discover new species of  titanosaurian dinosaur in Tanzania

New Delhi:

A latest study led by a group of paleontologists from the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, has found a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur in Tanzania. Quite surprisingly the latest species has a bunch of similar species to that titanosaurs discovered in South America, not with its closer geographical cousins in Africa.

According to reports published in phys.org, the fossil remains of a new species of sauropod, a type of massive, long-necked dinosaur which was uncovered in southwestern Tanzania from a bed of Cretaceous Period rocks. This places the giant dinosaur as having existed sometime between 70 and 100 million years ago.

Paleontologists has named the latest recovered titanosaur as 'Shingopana songwensis' and it is a locate in Africa. Scientists have discovered this particular species back in 2002 in the Songwe region (hence songwensis) of the Great Rift Valley.

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"There are anatomical features present only in Shingopana and in several South American titanosaurs, but not in other African titanosaurs," lead paper author Eric Gorscak (per Phys.org), a paleontologist at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago was quoted while talking about the same.

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First Published : 28 Aug 2017, 10:49:02 AM

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