Cookie policy: This site uses cookies to simplify and improve your usage and experience of this website. Cookies are small text files stored on the device you are using to access this website. For more information on how we use and manage cookies please take a look at our privacy and cookie policies. Your privacy is important to us and our policy is to neither share nor sell your personal information to any external organisation or party; nor to use behavioural analysis for advertising to you.

Sauropod skeletons found in Saraha

The discovery of more than 20 tonnes of dinosaur remains in the Sahara desert has exposed a remarkable survivor of a line of giant plant-eating sauropod.

A team lead by Paul Sereno, a palaeontologist at the University of Chicago, has found many skeletons of a previously unknown dinosaur that grew up to 21m in length. It appears to have escaped extinction in Africa after the break-up of the continents while its relatives elsewhere were superseded by other species.

The dinosaur, called Jobaria tiguidensis, would have dominated its range about 135 million years ago. It is described in the latest edition of the journal Science.

  • Print
  • Share
  • Save
  • Print
  • Share
  • Save
Jobs