Thursday, June 02, 2005

New Short-Necked Sauropod From Patagonia

That's a weird little fella. And a hard name to pronounce to boot? I feel sorry for the little guy. Yet another cool discovery for paleontology. The tree for the Dinosauria has been growing some really neat branches these past couple of months:

New Short-Necked Sauropod From Patagonia
Discovery of a short-necked sauropod dinosaur from the Late Jurassic period of Patagonia.

Illustration © Nature 2005

a, Diplodocid Diplodocus carnegii (Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation, USA); b, dicraeosaurid Dicraeosaurus hansemanni (Upper Jurassic Tendaguru Beds, Tanzania); c, dicraeosaurid Brachytrachelopan mesai (Upper Jurassic Cañadón Cálcareo Formation, Argentina).

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