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The remains of a prehistoric lizard found in China

12.05.2021 112 просмотров

In the southwest of China discovered the remains of a dinosaur of an unknown species. At the same time, paleontologists believe that the dinosaur was a herbivore.


Chinese paleontologists have discovered in the southwest of China the fossilized bones of a dinosaur of an unknown species that lived during the Jurassic period (about 200-150 million years ago - TASS note). It was about 1.7 meters long, Xinhua News Agency reported on Thursday.


three years. After studying the shape of his teeth, experts came to the conclusion that he was a herbivore and fed on ferns and needles. Despite the fact that scientists could not attribute it to previously known dinosaur species, they found that it belonged to the group of sauropods - four-legged prehistoric lizards with relatively long tails and necks, but a small head size.


Paleontologists have suggested that the dinosaur may have drowned in a flood, allowing most of its bones to be completely preserved.


The discovery was made in Lufeng County, Chuxiong-Ii Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province. In 1938, researchers first discovered in this area a large accumulation of fossilized remains of more than 30 species of dinosaurs, one of them - Lufengosaurus ("lizard from Lufeng" - TASS note) - got its name in honor of this region.

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