Paleontologists have found in Egypt the remains of a previously unknown dinosaur science

© REUTERS / Carnegie Museum of Natural History / Andrew McAfeeТак the artist presented the appearance of a dinosaur, whose bones were found in the Sahara desert in EgyptPaleontologists have found in Egypt the remains of a previously unknown dinosaur science© REUTERS / Carnegie Museum of Natural History / Andrew McAfee

Scientists have discovered dinosaur bones belonging to a previously unknown mind, in the Sahara desert in Egypt, the finding may shed light on evolution of dinosaurs in Africa.

The remains were discovered by a group of researchers from the Egyptian University of Mansoura, headed by Hasama Sallama. Scientists in collaboration with a researcher from the American University of Ohio Eric Horsecom published an article about the discovery in the journal Nature Ecologу and Evolution.

As noted in the statement on the website of Ohio University, a dinosaur, «comparable in size with a school bus» received the name Mansourasaurus shahinae, it belongs to the group of titanosaurs — herbivorous dinosaurs with long necks and tails, moving on four limbs.

According to published in the journal Nature and Ecologu Evolution article found dinosaur lived in North-West Africa 94-66 million years ago and belongs to the same branch as the titanosaurs, previously discovered in Eurasia. The discovery may serve as proof that the dispersal of terrestrial vertebrates between Eurasia and Africa occurred after the separation of Africa and South America, previously formed a single continent 100 million years ago.

Discoveries of the remains of the specified period in Africa are extremely rare. The skeleton is one of the most well-preserved.

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