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Skeleton was buried in the soil for 23 million years! Africa’s oldest dinosaur discovered in excavation

Recently there was news that a person doing construction work in a house had seen a skeleton. When excavated there, the fossil of Europe’s largest dinosaur was recovered. Now a team of paleontologists has discovered a new skeleton. This is the oldest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Africa. It is estimated that Mbiresaurus raathi was a long-necked dinosaur. Its length was about 6 feet and weight was 10 to 30 kg. A graduate student of Virginia Tech has played an important role in this discovery. It was discovered after excavations first in 2017 and then in 2019.

According to reports, the discoverer of the fossil, Christopher Griffin, in his statement to the press, has said that the discovery of MBaresaurus rathi fills an important geographical gap in the fossil record of the oldest dinosaur. These are the oldest known dinosaurs of Africa. Their age is comparable to the oldest dinosaur found anywhere in the world. The oldest known dinosaurs existed about 230 million (230 million) years ago. These are quite rare. Their fossils have been recovered from northern Argentina, southern Brazil and India only in a few places around the world.

Findings of this research in the journal Nature publish have happened. The skeletons found are missing parts of dinosaur hands and skulls. Several international teams were also involved in this research. Findings show that Embyrasaurus stood on two legs and had a small head compared to its legs. Its teeth were small and triangular. The teeth were sharp, which suggests that it may have been herbivorous or omnivorous.

Christopher Griffin said that we never expected to find such a complete and well-preserved dinosaur skeleton. When I found the thigh bone of Ambyrasaurus, I recognized it as a dinosaur. I knew it was one of the oldest dinosaurs found in Africa. However, this discovery is very important. This will help scientists to understand about the migration of dinosaurs. It can also be guessed that how dinosaurs ended from Africa.

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