In South Africa, found the remains of one of the largest dinosaurs of the Jurassic period

Paleontology is perhaps one of those sciences which can achieve, if not to turn conventional wisdom, then, at least, get a fresh look at already known things, or even an entire era. For example, according to the publication Current Biology, recently a group of researchers has discovered on the territory of the Republic of South Africa (South Africa), the skeleton of a giant 12-ton dinosaur that, according to information received, the largest land animals that lived on earth about 200 million years ago.

In South Africa, found the remains of one of the largest dinosaurs of the Jurassic period

The discovery was made during the study of sedimentary rocks in South Africa. In it there are numerous fossils, and this is not the first discovery of experts, but the most significant. Paleontologists have discovered that ancient dinosaurs walked on four legs and lived on the plains of modern South Africa. Now this area is a mountainous area with meadows, but 200 million years ago, he was a semi-desert with a few oases. It is assumed that dinosaurs were "nomadic" lifestyle, moving from one fertile area to another. New dinosaur called Ledumahadi mafube. And what's funny in translation from one of the official languages ​​of South Africa, which means "a powerful clap of thunder at dawn." According to one member of the expedition from the University of the Witwatersrand, Dr. Blair McPhee,

"Ancient lizard looked like a giant sauropod, but the limbs of these animals, as a rule, were quite thin, and we Ledumahadi mafube they were extremely massive."

But that's not all. It was found that Ledumahadi mafube stored in relationship with other giants. Sauropods already mentioned, who lived in present-day Argentina. And this is not surprising, because in the time of dinosaurs, Pangea (single continent) still existed and dinosaurs could easily move to any point of it.

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