2021-12-09

Scientists have found a new dinosaur species in Chile with a sword like tail

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the number of fossils found around the world is amazing. The study of these fossils made scientists know a lot about what the earth was like at that time and how dinosaurs lived. Although scientists have learned so much, much remains unclear about dinosaurs, including different species and genera. Although it is a new specimen, the researchers believe that stegouros elengassen belongs to the Jialong family

Scientists have found a new dinosaur species in Chile with a sword like tail

researchers named the dinosaur according to its body composition. Stegouros comes from a combination of the Greek words stego and Uros. Stego roughly translates as the roof, while Uros means the tail. The second part of the name, elengassen, means armored beast. According to the report of the weather channel, the word comes from the myth of a ó nik’enk

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researchers believe that stegouros elengassen lived in the late Cretaceous, about 71.7 million to 74.9 million years ago. The researchers estimate that the creature is about 6.5 feet long and is a herbivore

the research team first discovered the dinosaur fossils of stegouros elengassen in Patagonia, Chile, in 2018. They found that the skeleton was about 80% complete. Previously, researchers found only two other specimens in this area. However, these fossil collections are too incomplete to reveal and specify their genera and species. The researchers believe that these dinosaur fossils can provide some new clues for the evolutionary gap of these armored dinosaurs

the study on these fossils published in the journal Nature shows that the fracture of Pangea during the Jurassic period can explain the changes between Jialong and stegouros elengassen. Its body is much smaller than other dinosaurs in the Jialong family. In addition, the armor found on him is lighter. The study also pointed out that armored dinosaurs found in southern Gondwana were “rare and mysterious”