- Monday, February 19, 2018 5:43 PM
Cairo, 19 February 2018 (MIA) – A team of scientists from Mansoura University in Egypt has discovered the remains of an up until now unknown kind of long-necked, plant-eating dinosaurs, which lived about 100 million years ago.
Experts say the discovery could help scientists better understand the Mesozoic Era in Africa.
Earlier theories suggested that African dinosaurs developed independently from ones in Europe, but the researchers say the fossilized skeleton of the newly discovered dinosaur–as long as a bus and about as heavy as an elephant–appears to be very similar to European dinosaurs of the same period.
This suggests there may have been a land bridge between Africa and Europe at the time.
And now that his team has found a plant-eating dinosaur, Hesham Sallam, the team’s leader, said that it makes sense that they should try to find a meat-eating dinosaur.
“As in any ecosystem, if we went to the jungle, we’ll find a lion and a giraffe. So we found the giraffe, where’s the lion?” he asked.
The recently discovered dinosaur was named Mansourasaurus Shahinae, after the Egyptian university and a founder of its paleontology department. mr/17:42
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