Argentina: a new dinosaur species measuring 12 meters long has been discovered

Argentina: a new dinosaur species measuring 12 meters long has been discovered

Called Lavocatisaurus agrioensis, this 12-meter-long herbivore lived in a desert area in the present province of Neuquén, near the Andean Cordillera.

Spanish and Argentine paleontologists have discovered the remains of a new dinosaur species that lived in Argentina 110 million years ago. Called Lavocatisaurus agrioensis, this 12 meter long herbivore lived in a desert area, in the present province of Neuquén, near the Andean Cordillera. The discovery was published in the journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica (in English).

"We found most of the bones of the skull, a large amount of teeth, which allowed us to perform a very complete reconstruction", welcomes José Luis Carballido, a researcher at the Egidio Feruglio Museum, located in Trelew, Patagonia. Other bones, from the neck, tail and back, have also been discovered.

Near this adult Lavocatisaurus agrioensis, scientists laid bare the bones of two younger specimens, 6 to 7 meters long. According to these experts, they traveled in groups and died at the same time.

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